Monthly Happenings Jan03


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Monthly Happenings

Check each month for the latest happenings in the Harbor!


Fireworks will light up the night sky on the 4th of July at 9pm. Don’t miss one of South Orange County’s best aerial fireworks displays on the water. You can see the fireworks from most locations within the Harbor as well as from Heritage Park and Lantern Bay Park above the Harbor. Gather the family and friends, tune your radio to KSBR 88.5FM, look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. The fireworks are synchronized to a captivating musical score. Please take the FREE City Shuttle from Dana Hills High School that runs 10am-11:00pm consistently all day to and from the Harbor. The road into the Harbor will be closed to traffic at 7:30pm until after the fireworks, so get there early or take the shuttle! For more info on the fireworks call the City at (949) 248-3530


FESTIVAL promises a jam packed weekend of activities for all ages to celebrate Doheny’s legendary surf history while raising funds for local State Parks. The festival is FREE and open to the public and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. This year’s lineup includes: tandem demonstrations, nose riding exhibitions and a legends expression session, as well as a great lineup of music performances by Common Sense, Trevor Green, and Aloha Radio on the Unplugged Stage, sponsored by Still Water. The 2014 Vendor Village features an art walk, more than 100 surf and beach vendors, a kids’ area, food trucks, a Classic Woody Car Show, the Kona Beer Garden, and new this year, hundreds of vintage and collectible surf boards will be available for viewing, and purchase, in “Surf Collector’s Alley.” For more info go to:


Summer Sundays 2:30pm to 6pm Two headlining bands playing for 90 minutes each. Food & Beverage area call 949-248-3530.

Lantern Bay Park

  • July 6 – The Tricia Freeman Band (Country Rock) / The Long Run – Experience the Eagles
  • July 13 – Raymond Michael’s Elvis Tribute / Hot August Night – A Tribute to Neil Diamon

Sea Terrace Park

  • July 20 – Neon Nation – The Ultimate Live 80′s Experience / Lights – Performing the Music of Journey & More
  • July 27 – DC Babylon & The Hanging Gardens Band (Jazz to Rock) / LA.Vation – The World’s Greatest Tribute to U2


The Mariner Sea Scouts offer a co-ed boating program to youth ages 12-18 designed to allow kids an opportunity to have fun with their friends in boats of all sizes at a very low cost. Recreational sailing and racing opportunities, along with fun weekend trips to Catalina and Channel Islands provide participants an opportunity to become fully competent in handling boats of all sizes. For more info visit Check out our Facebook page for updates!

The Harbor Grill

Summertime is here and let the fun begin. Plan your Father’s Day Celebration at The Harbor Grill. We are featuring our Dad’s special, New York Steak & Eggs for Sunday Champagne Breakfast. In addition we are offering Bottomless Draft Beer for Dads to accompany their delicious meal and make their day complete. We have such a high demand for Thursday Night Oysters we thought we would extend this fabulous deal to our lunch clientele, that’s right we will now be offering our 1/2 dozen Oysters for 9.95 all Day AND Night, be sure to indulge in all 6 unique preparations. Need a gift for Dad or a Grad? Harbor Grill Gift Cards available online for purchase or in house. Find us on Facebook for daily promotions & specials. Reservations: 949-240-1416

Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari - Whale Watching in Luxury on Capt. Dave’s Newest Catamaran!

Gold Medal Winner – Best Whale Watching 2013 Dana Point Times Best of Dana Point Lantern Awards


Luxury Whale Watching on Capt. Dave’s Newest 62-Foot Catamaran Lily, Whale Research/Rescue Safari is a 49-passenger luxury power catamaran with state-of-the-art research and rescue equipment. Enjoy dolphin and whale watching in luxury with a beautifully appointed cabin, climate-controlled pilothouse, shaded upper sundeck, and spacious bow, all with cushioned seating, as well as a fully equipped galley. The sundeck and bow both feature rails enclosed with Lexan® glass for wind protection. Contribute to whale and dolphin research and learn more about the lives of individual animals using our on board ID catalog. Explore beneath the surface with an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV) that passengers can drive. See and hear dolphins and whales underwater with our hydrophone and underwater camera. A life-size common dolphin, micro-museum of whale and dolphin artifacts, and stunning photographic art throughout the boat immerse passengers in the world of dolphins and whales. Trips are broadcast live on our website. And Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat!2 and 1/2 hours. $65 per adult and child. Special trips available on November 2, 9, 16, and 23. For reservations please call (949) 488-2828 or visit

Up Close with the Largest Animals on Earth!

Join Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari to experience magnificent whales and mega-pods of wild dolphins aboard our high-tech, never-crowded, catamarans. Daily, year-round, trips can get up close and personal with these breathtaking animals! Dana Point has five species of dolphins, with some pods numbering in the thousands. Only aboard our catamaran Manute’a can you see dolphins underwater, without getting wet, in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. Hear below the surface with our research quality hydrophone, too. You’ll learn how these animals live from our experienced naturalists while exploring the micro-museum of whale and dolphin artifacts. Eye-Spy Dolphin Nets give you a really up close encounter! And Mrs. Captain Dave’s yummy triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat on the ride back. Share your whale watching trip LIVE with friends and family back home at Daily trips; 2 and 1/2 hours. $59 per adult, $39 per child (3 to 12). 2 and younger are free. Reservations recommended.

Please call (949) 488-2828 or reserve online at

Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

Every Tuesday is 1/2 price! All local fishing trips and all whale watching cruises are 1/2 price on Tuesdays!

Whale Watching Trips 

Day Trips Adults: $45 ~ Seniors (55+): $35 ~ Kids (3-12):$25 ~ Kids 2 and under are FREE! 2 Hours. 10am, 12pm, 2pm Join us as we search for whales, dolphin, sea lion and other exciting marine life! All of our cruises are narrated by our expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on our coast. Trips are all 2 hours long, plenty of time to discover the world that lies beneath! Remember that sightings are guaranteed! If you don’t see A GOOD SHOWING of whales or dolphin, you will get your ticket back and are invited to come out again with us! These “whale checks” never expire.


A complimentary glass of Pride Punch will welcome you aboard! 8pm – 9:30pm every Saturday night through September. Relax as you cruise Dana Point Harbor aboard the 95 ft. Dana Pride featuring upper deck seating as well inside seating in its large galley, making it one of the most comfortable rides on the water. The boat also features a full cash bar including premium wine, beer, and mixed drinks. Sit back, relax and enjoy live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. $15 per person includes a complimentary glass of our signature PRIDE PUNCH will welcome you aboard! Reserve Today – DANAWHARF.COM 949.496.5794 ext.7

Be sure to join our email club for huge discounts and a special promotion each week! Join here! For more information, visit or call 949.496.5794

Orange County Wine Cruise $49 per person 5:30pm – 7:00pm  This cruise runs Fridays & Sundays.

Join us for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran through the beautifully lit up Dana Point Harbor. This cruise will feature a sampling of wines from The Organic Cellar which promotes organically grown and pesticide-free wines as well as a sample platter of cheese, crackers, fruits and nuts that complement the wines. The 63′ Ocean Adventure catamaran also features a full cash bar if you’d like to purchase some additional beverages. Sit back, relax and enjoy the lights of beautiful and charming Dana Point Harbor This cruise includes: ~ 4 tastes of wine from The Organic Cellar which is a winery that infuses great tastes, health, and fine living. Join us in making our lives a little healthier and a whole lot more delicious.? Cheese/cracker/dried fruit/nut sampler? Wine host Additional wine can be purchased aboard the catamaran.

Free Kid’s Fishing Clinic Every Sunday 12:00pm – 12:30pm?  Join us every Sunday for our free kid’s fishing clinic! Dana Wharf is proud to offer a dockside experience for young anglers! Ask the experts and learn new fishing techniques, new hook tying secrets, win raffle prizes and so much more! No reservations are needed! Try out your new techniques on the 1/2 day trip departing immediately after the clinic!

Kid’s Fish FREE! Every Sunday?12:45pm – 5:45pm Join us every Sunday (right after our Free Kid’s Fishing Clinic) for our 12:45pm 1/2 Day Fishing Trip and kids fish free! One child will get a free 1/2 Day Fishing Trip (a savings of $25) per paying adult! Rental gear is included for the kids too! A savings of $12!

For our full public fishing schedule, click here!

Riviera Snorkeling and Dive Charters

Snorkeling is fun and easy. Or come joins us beneath the blue sea scuba diving and explore our fascinating reefs. Riviera Dive Charters and Beach City Scuba offers snorkeling and scuba diving aboard The Riviera. Not a scuba diver, try a quick resort course and learn to dive. The Riviera is the only dive vessel located in the convenient Dana Point Harbor in South Orange County and is an exceptional way to experience Orange County’s local snorkeling and diving. Our local reefs are covered with lush kelp forests where marine life abounds. If you are diving aboard the Riviera you will enjoy a 2 tank local dive trip exploring the reefs and kelp forests of San Clemente, Laguna Beach and Dana Point. Experience divers may want to explore the beautiful wreck dive, The A.C.E. The Riviera is outfitted to accommodate 30 passengers but we only take 20 divers and snorkelers to maximize your comfort! The Riviera provides tanks, weights, food and drinks. Nitrox is available upon request. Call Riviera Dive Charters for your spot today. Tel. 866.400.3483


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the Dana Point Yacht Club? You don’t even have to own a boat to become a member and we have fee saving opportunities for purchasing Regular Memberships through June, 2014. Dana Point Yacht Club was originally founded in 1952. We have without a doubt one of the most stunning locations of any yacht club on the West Coast. The views of the harbor, ocean, surrounding cliffs, and sunsets are unparalleled. Our Banquet Room is available to accommodate anything from weddings, business, or social events. As a member you have all this at your disposal at a reduced rate.

Dana Point Yacht Club has outstanding Race, Cruise, Fishing, Social, Junior Sailing, and Community outreach programs, which includes our Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta. As a member, you are eligible to receive a discount on our Junior Sailing program for your children or grandchildren ages eight to eighteen.

Our club has monthly Social events which include live entertainment, dancing, dining, drinks, and fun. We are open every day for food and beverage service except Monday and Wednesday. As a member of the Dana Point Yacht Club you enjoy reciprocal privileges with other yacht clubs throughout the United States and even Internationally. DANA POINT YACHT CLUB is pleased to announce that Russell Miller is their new Food & Beverage Manager. Russell brings many years of experience and expertise to his position and will be a great asset to a great yacht club! For additional information check out our website at

If you would like a tour of our beautiful facilities or to answer any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Dana Point Yacht Club-24399 Dana Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629 Phone: 949-496-2900 Email:


The Mariner Sea Scouts offer a co-ed boating program to youth ages 12-18 designed to allow kids an opportunity to have fun with their friends in boats of all sizes at a very low cost. Recreational sailing and racing opportunities, along with fun weekend trips to Catalina and Channel Islands provide participants an opportunity to become fully competent in handling boats of all sizes. For more info visit or check out their Facebook page at Mariners 936 Sea Scouts. Mariner’s in the News


Special Events!

Got a birthday, reunion, corporate function, scout group, or special event coming up? Why not plan your event with Westwind and bring your group Sailing, Kayaking, or StandUp Paddling. We can arrange a program to fit your group size, time, age and budget. Give us a call! And don’t forget, we can always arrange private lessons in sailing, stand-up paddling or kayaking, or interactive sailing rides just about any time you’d like. So if you have a free day… Come and Play! Give us a call at 949-492-3035.

Aventura Sailing Association

AVENTURA has a lot of fun and informative events and activities going on. For more information check out their website or for their Newsletter, go to Aventura Newsletter.


THE historic Schooner Curlew was built from the imagination of the legendary American boat designer John Alden. Built to race, she competed in the 20s and 30s with other celebrated yachts, in the style of the rich and famous.

A veteran of WW2, Curlew has since been totally refitted and restored to the highest standards of performance and luxury. Under the power of the lusty wind a yacht like Curlew brings out the free spirited soul of everyone on board.

Sunset Champagne Sail Experience a romantic sunset while sipping champagne with billowing sails overhead, as Curlew cuts her way through the deep blue waters of the Pacific.

Duration: App 2.5 hours


$80.00 Adult

$75.00 Senior (62+)

$75.00 Military or Student with ID

$40.00 Children 2-12

(includes Champagne & light snacks)

Bring: layers of clothing (for warmth), closed toe “active” footwear (no high heels), camera, binoculars, and a sense of romance and adventure.

Book Online www.Zerve/DanaWharf/SunCurl


The center invites you to check out their classes and sailing opportunities. They are also available for meetings, special functions and weddings. They are located at 34451 Ensenada Place (949) 923-2215 and You can take sailing instruction classes for the entire family, or just adults or children as well as boating skills and safety classes, paddle boarding and kayaking classes. Get with the program and join a fitness class jazzercise, body sculpting, yoga and self-defense are all offered.


OC COUNTY BEACH PASSES are available for the County’s s wonderful Harbors, Beaches & Parks. It makes a terrific Easter Basket Gift, Birthday or Thank you gift. You can purchase the Annual Day Use Pass at the OC Sailing & Events Center (formerly the Dana Point Youth & Group Facility), 34451 Ensenada Place, Dana Point, (949) 923-2215, or at the OC Dana Point Harbor Office. Check out

Dana Point Marina Inn

The only in Harbor Hotel, The Dana Point Marina Inn has just been voted the Silver Lantern Award for “Best Lodging in Dana Point”. They offer very affordable and competitive rates and have wonderful redecorated rooms and who can beat the view? Restaurants, shopping and activities right at your guests’ fingertips. Give them a call at (949) 496-1203 or visit