The Marina at Dana Point

$1.75/ft - $2.25/ft

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34555 Casitas Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM

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161 Reviews

by Donald J. on Jul 17, 2024
Liz manages the transient services exceptionally well. Love our stays in Dana Point for scenery, restaurants and harbor activity. New docks look amazing, old docks are obvious evidence why new docks are needed. Old rates were a Southern California deal, new rates are competitive, and have real value if you score one of the new docks. Harbor is one of the nicest to visit in California.

by Antonio A. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2024
The Marina at Dana Point is a hidden gem. I had troubles and the employees helped me with no problems.

by Jeff H. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2024
The ground for the shore power for box number A5 seems to be not functioning properly. I got a error on my power system no matter what adapters are used. I had to switch to power from slip A4 to get a good ground.

by Paul B. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2024
Liz and her staff are always very friendly and efficient.

by Jacques N. - Verified user on Apr 26, 2024
Friendly staff, easy reservation. 3 stars is for the poor state of the dock. Had a 30 degree list.

by Candace/John Y. - Verified user on Apr 05, 2024
Excellent! Great staff and beautiful location. Couldn't ask for more.

by Thomas B. on Jan 30, 2024
I am very appreciative particularly Kelly, who manages the Marina. She looked out for me in a big way by accepting my boat into the harbor. All I can say is “thank you” and what goes around comes right back in a great, unexplainable way…Aloha to Kelly!

by John m. - Verified user on Jan 15, 2024
Everything was great, friendly staff… clean restrooms and surroundings

by Brian B. - Verified user on Dec 23, 2023
We love Dana Point Marina!!! It’s so beautifully decorated during the holidays! And Liz is Amazing!!! She’s the best of the best! Thank you for everything you do to make our stays so wonderful and memorable Liz!!! ❤️

by michael w. - Verified user on Dec 15, 2023
It was very nice. Thank you, Jim

by Nolan L. - Verified user on Dec 11, 2023
Had a great time!! Clean marina and friendly staff! Thanks.

by David C. - Verified user on Nov 29, 2023
Docks were nice and clean, everything on the docks were perfect. The bathrooms on the other hand were not that nice for what we were paying. Hopefully they are being upgraded in the near future.

by scott s. - Verified user on Oct 30, 2023
We love the guest dock in Dana Point and always feel welcomed by their awesome staff.

by Michael E. - Verified user on Oct 26, 2023

by Gregory F. - Verified user on Oct 24, 2023
The people are great and we love the harbor. Things appear to be looking up for them. Cannot wait to see the new docks and other facilities. Greg Falls

by James L. - Verified user on Oct 23, 2023
Great time was had by all. Nice, clean, and friendly.

by Nathaniel B. on Oct 20, 2023
The Marina was fine but the staff was really where they shined. I was as exhausted from a 2 day solo sail from down south, I booked that day for a night but stayed 2. They politely informed me that they would simply bill a second night. I was embarrassed but they made me feel like they were there to help. I’m new to sailing and they knocked it outta the park. Thank you.

by John C. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
East in and out! Thank you.

by Carl B. - Verified user on Oct 19, 2023
Was directed to the wrong slip. Much to small for my boat. Nice assist from dock attendants in getting out of this slip and to the correct location. Condition of dock was terrible. Difficult side tie in narrow fairway against 18-20kt cross wind. Shore facilities adequate. The intial wrong slip had potential for disaster that fortunately was averted.

by REYLYN E. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2023
Great staff! Someone is always available and always accomodating.

by David L. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2023
Fairway to docks very narrow and shallow at low tide. We have a 6’ draft and had only 3’ under our keel, would have liked to have known that. Dock was secure and great condition, bathrooms clean.

by john C. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
The over all setting was nice. The entry on and off the dock was a little odd with the PVC railings. We understand this keeps the sea lions off the dock, but it also keeps people from having a clear and safe way to get off their boat. The docks overall are in need of repair.

by Grant M. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
everything worked out great! thank you

by Shungo S. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2023
Nice new shore line pedastal!

by Joe D. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
Excellent, the launch ramp at Dana point is one of the best I have used, tons of ramps and tons of parking. The Dana point guest slip is super value with excellent facilities. Fishing from the boat in the marina is likely frowned upon but our 3 year old twins and 4 year old loved the amount of sand bass we were hooking. The guys slip is also right beside baby beach which is perfect vacation for everyone… only a few miles from home.
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About The Marina at Dana Point

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.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 65'

Minimum price of 28'

The following are required of all guest slip reservations:

  1. Proof of current vessel registration/documentation
  2. Proof of vessel Protection and Indemnity Insurance (P & I) coverage of $500,000.
  3. Current photo ID.

GUEST CHECK IN TIME IS 1:00PM ~ CHECK OUT IS 12:00PM NOON – Strictly Enforced. An access code for entry to dock/restrooms/showers and laundry will be issued on day of arrival..

Payment Info:

Guest slip reservations require pre-payment with a credit card. All reservations must be paid in full at the time of the reservation. Launch Ramp/Trailer Parking are NOT included.

Fee Info:

Water and Power are included for conservative use

We hold the right to charge slip rates based on the length of the slip - if need be we may add this additional charge to your bill.

  • $1.75/foot/day for slips up to 30-foot
  • $2/foot/day for slips 31’-39’
  • $2.25/foot/day for slips 40’ and larger.

Holiday Minimum Night Requirements:

  • 3 night minimum for 4th of July
  • 3 night minimum for Labor Day

Gate Key Info:

  • A gate key and restroom access card are available to guests upon arrival
  • Failure to return these keys within seven (7) days will result in a $100.00 charge
  • Access cards are de-activated after departure.


  • Water Hookup


    • Dry Stack
    • Laundry
    • Pumpout
    • Restrooms
    • Security
    • Showers
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Groceries



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    A boater's guide to Dana Point Marina

    The Dana Point Marina is located in one of the most popular recreational harbors on the West Coast. When you visit the marina and notice the scenic cliffs and stunning beaches in the backdrop, you’ll understand why.

    In addition to the views, Dana Point Marina has everything boaters need for a visit or long-term lease. Pristine and dutifully maintained slips, a fully staffed fuel dock, professional boat repair facility, and proximity to attractions are just a few things this marina includes.


    Since this is one of the most popular marinas on the west coast, their 2,400 annual slips are often leased well in advance. If you’re interested in docking your boat here long term, it’s best to fill out a rental application and get on the waitlist early.

    Good news if you're just visiting though. Dana Point Marina has set aside 43 slips for transient boaters. They can accommodate vessels from 25 feet to over 70 feet long.

    To get to the guest docks, travel all the way down the marina’s main channel. As you travel through, the man-made breakwater wall should be on your port side and the long-term docks should be on your starboard. As soon as the channel veers to the right, you will be in line with the guest docks.

    Dana Point Marina amenities

    Restroom and showers

    There are plenty of restrooms to support this gigantic marina. Private restrooms and showers are conveniently located at each boater service building and at guest docks. A key card is required to access the facilities and will be given to guests upon arrival.

    Maintenance Services & Shipyard

    Unexpected boat repairs and ongoing maintenance needs can put a real burden on a trip. Dana Point Marina features a professional boat repair facility with a talented and personable team plus. Plus there's a pretty large boat hardware store that carries parts and supplies.

    Bait Station

    If you’re on your way out for a fishing trip, be sure to stop at the bait station to load up on the great assortment of live bait, frozen and artificial varieties. You’ll be reeling in a monster in no time!

    Bilge Pad Exchange

    To keep the local waterways clear of fuel discharge and other toxic leaks, the Dana Point Harbor offers free bilge pad exchanges at numerous locations across the marina.

    Fuel Dock

    The Dana Point Fuel Dock is located on the side of the marina closest to the mouth of the harbor. They can fill up diesel, regular, super, and even propane and CNG tanks. They typically have 2-3 attendants attending the docks between 7am-6pm Monday through Thursday and 6am-7pm Friday through Sunday. Just be prepared to wait a while on the weekends since they can get pretty busy.

    Proximity to attractions by land

    Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant (0.3 miles away)

    There’s nothing better than having a bite to eat while enjoying picture perfect views of the ocean directly in front of you. When you pull up a chair at Waterman’s Harbor restaurant, you’re immediately greeted by great local service, award-winning seafood dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

    Frisby Cellars Winery (0.3 miles away)

    Frisby Cellars Dana Point Harbor location is open 7 days a week for tasting flights, wine by the glass, and food. They have both indoor and outdoor patio seating.

    Baby Beach (0.5 miles away)

    The picnic shelters at Baby Beach are a great place to spend your afternoon. Throw your own BBQ at one of these shelters and then recover the rest of the day on the beach with gorgeous views of the harbor and cliffside.

    Rentals at Killer Dana Surf Shop (0.1 miles)

    This locally owned Surf Shop will not only provide you with stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, and wetsuits for day rentals, but they’ll also shuttle you to and from the local beaches. We suggest spending the day surfing at Doheny State Beach or touring around the harbor on top of a SUP.

    The Ocean Institute (0.9 miles away)

    Learn from marine life professionals about the surrounding wildlife and maritime history at the Ocean Institute. Founded in 1977, the institute is a community-based organization that educates over 100,000 visitors annually. Moored at the institute are two 100 foot tall ships and a 70-foot marine science research vessel.

    Proximity to attractions by sea

    Whale Watching (0.5 miles away)

    Dana Point Harbor is considered the “whale and dolphin capital of the world.” From migrating gray whales in the winter to blue whales in the spring and summer, there’s always wildlife to be seen. Either take your own boat out or join a tour like Capt. Dave’s Dana Point Safari.

    Catalina Island (0.3 miles away)

    No trip to California is complete without a boat ride to the iconic Catalina Island. Enjoy a day of golfing, horseback riding, hiking, and so much more while taking in the island around you. To get your day trip started, simply hop on board the Catalina Express out of Dana Point Harbor or take your own boat to the island to beat the lines.

    Fishing (0.1 miles away)

    Whether casting a fishing line from the shore, pier, or your boat, Dana Point Harbor is an angler's dream. You may fish off the outermost jetties and short pier without a license but all other areas in the Harbor require a license.