The Marina at Dana Point

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34555 Casitas Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
33° 27' 36.71'', -117° 41' 44.16''
whizzed.officer.needed
949-496-6137
www.themarinaatdanapoint.com
Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
The Marina at Dana Point
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
67℉NNE at 3 knots
Low04:17AM1.567ft
High10:26AM5.499ft
Low05:20PM0.374ft
High11:29PM3.853ft

About


Experience The Marina at Dana Point located in South Orange County, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. A well protected marina where all the slips are only five minutes from open ocean and 32 miles from Santa Catalina Island. Visit us and find out why Richard Henry Dana called our cove, “The only romantic spot on the coast.”

Dana Point is one of the most popular recreational harbors on the west coast. With its surrounding cliffs and beautiful park-like setting, the marina attracts visitors from around the world for shopping, restaurants, and a host of marine and land-base activities. Additionally, Dana Point Harbor is the gateway to Doheny State Park, one of Californian's most famous and popular beaches.

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019

Dockage:Yes
Water Hookup:Yes
Pump-out:Yes
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Security:Yes
Cable TV on Slips:Yes
Groceries:Nearby
Alcohol:Nearby
Pharmacy:Nearby
Hotels:Nearby
Restaurants:Nearby
Beach:Nearby
Max. Vessel LOA:65.0 Feet
Electric Amps:30/50
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mpavick00Oct 06, 2019
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I love the guest slips, and the facilities. Thank you all.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and feedback. Please always feel free to contact the marina office (949-496-6137) once your reservation has been confirmed and we are happy to work with you on your preferred assignment. We hope to see you back in Dana Point again soon.
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sealass123Sep 24, 2019

We sailed our 41' Columbia Ketch "Ber Necessity" from Cabrillo Way Marina in LA Harbor, down to Dana Point Harbor. We made the reservations through Docwa and it was very easy and reliable. Then I was working with Liz because we had a party for our family and friends to come see our new boat. Liz was amazing. She helped me with anything I needed and she was always so kind. The Marina at Dana Point allowed us to set up tables and a bar for our guests. We were also able to pick which slip we wanted. The Guest slips and dock and the facilities were very clean and really nice. We had a great stay and we will definitely be back. The Taylors

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gdavi2535Sep 17, 2019
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Had a wonderful stay. The only snag was that our assigned slip was too narrow (and directly adjacent to the pump out station's aroma), but your staff was very quick to move us two doors down to a somewhat wider slip. The slip, heads and marina could all use a makeover but we understand that's in the works. Can't wait to see the improvements!

Marina Response:
Thank you for your kind review and feedback. We apologize for the initial snag with the slip assignment and are glad we were able to work through it quickly. Please come stay with us again sometime. We are always trying to make improvements to enhance the guest experience.
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aealessandraSep 16, 2019
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The Guest Slips at Dana Point were great! I arrived Thursday around 1 pm and found my slip. Was able to wash the boat and get ready for my guests arrival so we could launch to Avalon. Showers were fine and it was really quiet on the docks. Liz made the process so easy. It was our first time doing a slip away from our home and I'd stay at Dana Point again.

Marina Response:
Thank you for taking the time to send this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to taking care of you again in the near future.
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rgallu2000Sep 09, 2019
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Marina, dock, facilities great. However extremely noisy due to bands and crowds leaving after band was over.

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. I apologize for the noise disturbance. It was a busy Tall Ships Festival weekend with more bands and activity than usual. We welcome you back anytime. Kelly Rinderknecht The Marina at Dana Point
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corpamerSep 08, 2019
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All the amenities are kept well, it was easy and simple to get the reservations made and confirm the reservations. Thank you Liz

Marina Response:
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your review and hope you will visit again soon. Kelly Rinderknecht The Marina at Dana Point
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thereeltherapySep 01, 2019
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Clean docks! Awesome amenities! We will b back 💯!

Marina Response:
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Kelly Rinderknecht The Marina at Dana Point
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davebAug 29, 2019

Stayed on what thought would be a quiet Thursday. Wrong! Rowing club takes up most parking. Loud bunch of drunks swearing past 10 in lot using restroom. Wife and daughter afraid to go to parking lot. Docks ok but mine had holes in it and nail heads where rubber bumper pulled away from dock. no trash containers on docks and must carry trash to land. Pump out worked at end of dock but no water hose for flushing system properly. Would help if had signs on end of dock to no which side to go down. Many paddle boarders in middle of channel don’t care if they are in the way or not.

Marina Response:
Dear Daveb, I am very sorry to hear of the issues you experienced during your stay with us. The issues you experienced are uncommon. I can assure you that I will check on the condition of the guest dock and immediately address any needed repairs. Thank you for bringing to our attention the activity in the public parking lot adjacent to the guest slips. I will have additional security checks in the area to prevent this type of disturbance in the future. I am so sorry you had to deal with this while trying to enjoy a peaceful getaway. I encourage you to give us another try. Please contact me direct should you wish to book a future visit. Again, thank you for your feedback...we will use it to improve the overall guest experience. Sincerely, Kelly Rinderknecht - (949) 496-6137
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la1217Aug 18, 2019
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I was assigned a slip that was too small, but this wasn't readily apparent until entering the slip was attempted. The attempt left permanent marks on the hull of my brand new boat.

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abreojosAug 01, 2019
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The docks are well maintained. The showers and laundry were clean and easy to access and use. The only problem was that the slip to which we were assigned was very tight and we had some trouble getting into it because the girl in the office who answers the phone doesn't know east from west and we initially went part way down the side of the finger the girl told us to go and quickly realized she told us the wrong side. I asked her whether our bow would be facing east or west when we entered the slip and she said, "It will be facing the dock." Well, what can you say?

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senierJul 23, 2019
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This is one of our favorite stops!

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markalohaJul 20, 2019

Very pleased with our 2 night stay. Fortunately we were assigned # 21 easy in and out , drawback it’s on the waste pump out dock. Boats coming in to use dump station a bit of a nuisance. For the price it would make sense to be able to choose a slip. We were there midweek and there were many slips available. I have a 36 ft Sailboat and further down the dock it would have been tight. Bathrooms were clean and security locks worked well. My wife and daughter used the snack shop for snacks. Took the tender to where the Catalina Express docks for dinner. Walking to restaurants and good coffee is a distance. So bring a bike if you have room.

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abeulugJul 13, 2019
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Arrived to find out the assigned slip (#3) was too short. 30ft slip for a 33 foot boat. Had to dock in an alternate slip (#7) and contact the marina. After 5-10 mins on the phone and following messages through the dockwa system, the alternate slip was approved. Some of the messages from dockwa seemed to suggest I requested a 30 ft slip and should have requested a 40 ft slip. This is not the case. I did not request a size slip. I entered my boat parameters (length, breadth etc.) into the system and it should pick the proper size slip. In any case, I have docked at the DP marina many times before without any of these problems. Not really pleased this time. Not to mention that the price seemed to have taken a jump. I found the numeric key code replacing the old key system an improvement. It worked as expected. Hope going forward the slip assignment logic will be improved so we don't have these issues.

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