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Dana Point Harbor

34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Upland, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My husband wanted to do some sea fishing didn't catch anything but we had fun. We love the beach and sound of the waves at night.

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San Marcos, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Love the view, facilities but just didn't like that there were a lot of rocks so hard to go swimming.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The price for a Kayak rental was about average or slightly above. The staff vacillated between somewhat helpful and apathetic, so my rating reflects this. I'm not sure why, but this seems to be typical beach attitude/behavior no matter where I visit be it Hawaii, California, or elsewhere. The Kayak was in great shape, and the rest of the gear... More

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Rocky Mountains, CO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Lots of restaurants, some shopping, and a ton of water based activities available (paddle boats, kayaks, boats all available for rental). Loads of pelicans to view, and the constant flow of sail boats in and out of the harbor are beautiful to watch. There's quite a bit of walking around you can do due to the size of the harbor,... More

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West Lafayette
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went on the dolphin and whale watching expedition. Little late to see whales but saw hundreds of dolphin, there were fields of them jumping in front of the catamaran. Also saw sea lions. Great being out on the ocean!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Dana Point Harbor has it all... Well, it has a lot for sure. Nice, clean harbor. One can spend as long as they like at the harbor and from the perspective of things to do, you could easily spend the entire day and still not do it all. Fishing charters leave out early AM as well as PM. Whale watching... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Some of the restaurants are in need of a makeover. There is some construction of a new venue that might raise the bar for the existing places. It is still a nice place to watch boats and people.

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Purchased items at the boutiques at the Harbor that will not be seen here at home! Jewelery, clothes, accessories and more. Loved it!

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Morgan, Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Between walking along the very scenic walkways and enjoying the boats, the views of the harbor, and the shops and restaurants, you can lose track of time! A great place to spend several hours, and very low key - far more enjoyable than the hectic Balboa, Laguan and Newport Beach areas!

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Fresno
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Lots of restaurants and shops for walking, eating, and enjoying the scenery. There is something for everybody here.

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