Dana Point Charters
Boat Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Dana Point Charters offers a REAL sailing experience. Jump aboard Out of the Blue and enjoy your day on the ocean just outside Dana Point. Whether you’re interested in finding whales and dolphins or wish to take the helm of this 33-foot sailboat, the adventure is up to you. Due to the south facing beaches of Dana Point, the seas normally calm, so these adventures are great for anyone. All of our sailing adventures are led by Captain Jeff, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain. This one-of-a-kind experience is something you will treasure the rest of your life. Bring the family and enjoy your day and don’t miss the breath taking sunsets we enjoy in Dana Point.
Dana Point, California
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Michelle W
3 contributions
Aug 2022
iBASEt had a Sailing Regatta Executive Teambuilding event with Dana Point Charters. Captain Jeff and Captain Bryan did a wonderful job tying in our companies strategic goals. Sailing Regatta helped build our teamwork, communication and critical thinking skills. We had two sailboats with two teams of 5. Each sailboat had a Captain who taught us safety, the basics of sailing, and communication with one another on our assigned role. Both Captains made the event fun and engaging. I highly recommend them! The event was unforgettable and loads of fun. We got an excellent day - sun was out, wind was up for a safe comfortable sail.
Written August 5, 2022
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Racecandy
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This was the second time I have done this cruise. This was the first time for my boyfriend and his 15 year old son. The fireworks were amazing as always! The crew is very friendly. The bathroom isn’t that awesome but, it’s a fishing boat. I will go again! I love being able to buy a beer while we cruise. I may bring a folding chair next time because my feet were hurting from standing. I wish I could post all the pictures!
Written July 17, 2019
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Although this 5-star review is always good to have, this review is not for Dana Point Charters, I suspect the customer accidentally selected the wrong company. Dana Point Charters offers private sailing charters and doesn't offer fishing and they are not fishing boats but rather immaculate sailboats, and our bathrooms smell great. :)
Written July 25, 2019
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Eric L
Houston, United States30 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I have chartered sailboats in various places literally around the world. This was my second trip with these guys and it has been a great experience both times. These guys really hit all the right marks. First, their boats are in fabulous condition and are kept neat and clean. Second, both Captain Jeff and Captain Bryan are nice guys and carry on a great conversation. Third, and equally important, they let you do whatever you want from sailing the boat to doing nothing at all to help. I would highly recommend.
Written June 27, 2019
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Thanks for the review Eric. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Written July 7, 2019
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Josh L
Vail, CO28 contributions
Mar 2020
I would give DPC 10 stars if I could but Google only allows 5! My colleagues and I were in Dana Point for a 3 day real estate conference with Engel & Volkers. We had a few hours on Monday (3/2/20) to enjoy the area so I booked a 2.5 hour sail with Captain Bryan at Dana Point Charters because I am a lifelong sailor and can't go to the ocean without getting on a boat and also because I wanted to treat my Agents to a fun morning before the conference started. And we had an absolute blast! Not only was the wind and weather perfect, Cap Bryan and Oceans Away were phenomenal. Bryan struck that perfect balance between fun and safety so we felt safe at all times. He is a premier sailor and his Catalina 35.5 is in absolutely perfect condition. He let me steer for almost the entire time as he knew that's what I wanted to do most. Some of my team had never been sailing before and they had the best time. I highly recommend sailing with DPC and Captain Bryan as a team-building event, to just get out on the water and for your soul. Exceptional!
Written March 5, 2020
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KKAwaySanDiego
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Aug 2020
We had an incredible time this afternoon sailing with Captain Bryan. He was professional, friendly, and very eager to see we all enjoyed ourselves. His boat was pristine, comfortable, and built for a smooth ride. Bryan let us know that everyone in our party was welcome to take the helm and was an excellent, clear-spoken instructor. It ended up our two young men were the most eager to do take him up on the offer and off we flew! We all agree that today's trip was the perfect mix of excitement and enough quieter moments to enjoy the views of the coast and nosh on some snacks. We are very thankful for the experience!
Written August 10, 2020
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JeffB4767
I'm so glad you had such a great trip. Hope to see you soon.
Written August 12, 2020
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Tim McDonald
1 contribution
Sep 2019
This was our first sailing experience, and we couldn't have asked for a better one going through, Dana Point Charters. We were excited from the start, just seeing the beautiful, 35' Catalina sailboat we'd be sailing on "Oceans Away". Then Captain Bryan was a great host, an excellent sailing instructor, and gave us a real hands on experience. And if that wasn't enough, about halfway through our cruise, Bryan pointed out some Dolphins that were at least a mile away, said he might be able to get us closer to them, then after about ten minutes of him showing us how to "Tack" the boat in that direction, he said he "had a feeling they were very close" then just a few seconds later (with my video camera rolling) Dolphins started jumping out of the water right next to our boat. We'll never forget it! We immediately dubbed him, "The Dolphin Whisperer". Both Captain Bryan, and Captain Jeff, who confirmed our reservations and sailing time, are the real deal in our book.
Sincerely, Tim & Lana
Written September 24, 2019
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Stacey K
Hidden Hills, CA7 contributions
Dana Point Charters was a fantastic experience! My husband surprised me for our anniversary by booking this private boat for three hours. Captain Jeff was fantastic, quite knowledgeable and his boat was spotless!! It was my first time sailing and was just a wonderful time over the 3-hour period. Highly recommend doing this with this sailing charter company.
Written August 14, 2019
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JeffB4767
Heather thank you so much for your great review. Hope to see you back again soon.
Written August 16, 2019
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Diana B
6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Captain Jeff and First Mate Brian took four of us on a sunset sail and made sure we all had a blast! Jeff was an enthusiastic and patient coach who gave each of us the opportunity to take the helm of his 32 ft sailboat. The “Out of the Blue” is a lovingly maintained beauty, suited for both racing and cruising, and we thoroughly enjoyed sailing in the waters off Dana Point Harbor. This sail was one of the highlights of our visit to the area!
Written January 28, 2019
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bgjeffery11
Houston, TX1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Family
Jeff and Brian did a fabulous job making a family of four (who had never sailed before) have an absolutely awesome time. I would highly recommend giving Jeff a call with any of your sailing adventures.
Written August 6, 2018
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Thanks for the review Blair, we’re really glad your family enjoyed the trip.
Written August 8, 2018
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Orva S
Laguna Hills, CA13 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Had a great 3 plus hour sail with Jeff Brown on his beautiful and immaculately maintained Catalina sail boat. He proved to be a highly competent captain, who was always concerned with our safety and quality of our experience. He did his best to find a whale and dolphins to enhance our afternoon sail. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely ask for Jeff again!
Written February 4, 2018
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Orva, Thank you for your review. Glad you had fun and more importantly, glad we found the whales. Lot's of Grey Whales being spotted here in Dana Point right now.
Written February 6, 2018
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