In Dana Point, you’ll discover the great outdoors are inspiringly beautiful. Dana Point surrounds visitors with a seven-mile playground of coastal bluffs, sparkling shorelines and the stunning blue Pacific. Famous for its stand-up paddling (SUP) and surfing, Dana Point’s seaside setting of nearly two dozen parks and miles of beach-side trails is a mix of land and sea unlike any Southern California destination. And one of the most memorable with visitors is The Headlands – a 50-acre beautifully protected site with spectacular views overlooking Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coast. Enjoy a peek at the most popular recreation, and find Dana Point’s best outdoor activities.
Journey to sea with Ocean Institute scientists as they introduce you to the local marine wildlife; including an astounding variety of fish, microscopic plankton, and the animals that live in sediment retrieved from the ocean floor. Encounter a pod of playful dolphin or witness the majesty of a traveling whale. Discover the amazing, and sometimes bizarre life that lives just beneath the waves!
Since 1976, Aventura Sailing has offered the best in bareboat and skippered charters and sailing instruction. We’ll teach you how to sail, and keep you sailing! We also offer dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards to enjoy in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor and beyond.
Surfboards and Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are available for you to transport to the beach of your choice or to walk next door to Doheny State Beach. SUP rentals include a life vest (required by law). Both full and spring wetsuits are available for $10. Since 1978, Dana Point Jet Ski has served the South Orange County and surrounding area in sales, service and rentals. Over the years, DPJS has continually grown and improved by expanding our facility and services to keep up with customer needs.
The Rampage operates out of Dana Point and is a beautiful refurbished 42-foot Hatteras 6 pack Yacht. Operated by Captain Larry Phoenix, the Rampage has top quality rods and reels as well as hooks, sinkers, lures and trolling feathers. It’s all included in the price. Book early as the best fishing days will fill up fast! Call 949-496-5794 or 949-887-1673
The Riviera is a custom-built resort boat with an exceptionally wide beam for a comfortable and stable ride located in Dana Point, California. With a comfortable cruising speed of 18 knots she has a United States Coast Guard certification for 29 passengers. Guests can choose to ride in a climate-controlled cabin or enjoy the sounds and sights of the sea in an outside environment. Passengers will enjoy the friendly crew as they cruise past Orange County cities and beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Guests may listen to the Captain’s island style tunes or bring along their own iPod and compact discs. The Riviera is available for scuba diving excursions, corporate charters, trips to Catalina Island, intimate weddings, burials at sea and many other special occasions.
Recognized by the City of Dana Point as a Historic Vessel, the 85 year old Schooner Curlew offers private Sailing Charters for family outings, sunset sails, corporate entertainment, media shoots, or small intimate weddings. Located in the Dana Wharf section of the harbor Curlew boasts Unforgettable Journeys for the Adventurous Spirit.
Stand up paddling is the fastest growing recreational sport in the world, and it’s here to stay! Our goal at SUPCO is to inspire a movement by sharing SUP with as many people as possible. What sets us apart from other board manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers is our commitment to continually testing and refining our products.
Conveniently located at Doheny State Beach Park, Wheel Fun Rentals offers rental surfboards, boogie boards and stand up paddle boards by the hour and the day. Not enough options on the beach? Check out our other location open 7 days a week next door at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doheny Beach – Dana Point. We also have tandem bikes, cruiser bikes and more.