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Address: 34624 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA
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$25*
and up
Dana Point Sportfishing
$22*
and up
Dana Point Whale Watching Excursion

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Dana Point Harbor has so much to offer it's hard to decide which is the best. A walk along the walkway where the businesses and restaurants are is always fun. You can grab a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This harbor was close to the state park and restaurants. We were able to have dinner and look over the harbor.

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Dana Point, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Dana Point Harbor has so much to offer it's hard to decide which is the best. A walk along the walkway where the businesses and restaurants are is always fun. You can grab a wonderful ice cream cone at Jim Millers as you walk along and look at all the boats, or you can cross over the bridge and walk... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The harbor has everything in it. The beach is great and all the shops and restaurants are excellent. I love going dolphin/whale watching and Captain Dave's Dolphin Safari has been the best place to go. The holidays always have great stuff going on love the fireworks over the harbor!!!

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dana Point Harbor has multiple restaurants and curio shops selling everything from jewelry to clothing. Many of the restaurants have Harbor views and some are actually on the water. Whether it's a meal, snack or just and ice cream cone, it's lots of fun.

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Scotland
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50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a lovely location with abundant parking, restuarants and shops. Able to wander and admire an enormous number of boats. There are sometimes other activities such as art shows etc. Also the nearby downtown area has been undergoing improvements which makes it more attractive for a wander. With several nearby trails if you want more strenuous walking

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Dana Point, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Greys, humpbacks and blues - all found in these waters off Dana Point. We hopped aboard with about two dozen others for a 90-minute cruise w Capt. Dave. After 40 minutes we started following a big blue whale. It never showed more than his small dorsal fin as it surfaced for air what seemed about every 5 to 10 minutes.... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went on a whale watching adventure and we got see Gray Whales and a Fin Whale. Our captain was intent on making sure we got to the best places to see the whales and get us as close as we safely could to the whales. It was a beautiful sight. The other boats all communicate with each other to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A lovely place to take your time and enjoy all the beautiful scenery, boardwalks and restaurants. One of our favorite places on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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San Clemente, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Dana Point Harbor is a great place for an after dinner stroll. Tonight we just walked around the Southeast corner near all the restaurants. This was a first, but we actually saw a big elephant seal swimming around the day-trip fishing boat docks looking for leftovers. My daughter also spotted a small stingray swimming right along the edge of the... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

lWe took out a arge boat for whale watching trip, while we didn't see any whales, there were hundreds of Dolphins swimmimg along side the boat. Lots of good restaurants, fun bars in the area with fresh fish, cool drinks, and great atmosphere.

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