ACS Conference

All Day Whale Watching Trip

As part of the American Cetacean Society’s International Conference, it’s a special opportunity to explore the offshore waters of Southern California. Our all-day adventure with Captain Todd will give you the chance to explore the rich biodiversity of the waters between Orange County and Catalina Island. Possible species we might encounter include blue, fin, humpback and minke whales, Risso’s, common and bottlenose dolphins. California sea lions, harbor seals, a variety of gull species, brown pelicans and cormorants may also be seen throughout the day. The trip will run 8am to 4pm, on Friday, Nov. 7th.

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Free Boat Rides With Santa

Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 – 10am to 2pm

Santa and his helpers listen to Christmas wishes during this 20-minute harbor cruise. Bring your camera and enjoy the tradition Dana Wharf has offered families for generations. A $5 donation to the El Camino Real Junior Woman’s Club is suggested. No reservations required!

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

December 5, 6, 12, & 13 – 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Boats of all shapes and sizes dress up and parade the harbor with music and decorations of all kinds. Led by the Dana Pride, the Boat Parade of Lights was started by Dana Wharf back in 1974.


Be a part of the parade! Come aboard one of the decorated vessels!
Open Party: $29 Adult, $15 Child (14 and under).

Private Party Charters available.

Winter Wine Cruise

November 1, 2014 to January 20, 2015 – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Nights 5:30pm to 7pm – $49 per person, 21 & over
(Except Dec 5, 6, 12 & 13)

Enjoy some winter Reds paired with delectable cheeses & crackers, fresh fruit, and assorted nuts aboard this 90-minute winter wine cruise. Board the luxurious OCean Adventures Catamaran for a sampling of wines from The Organic Wine Cellar, featuring a signature wine by WYLAND. Reservations recommended.


40 Nights of Holiday Nights!

A holiday wonder to see, this vibrant display of nautical, holiday, and uniquely entertaining displays are sure to delight! Don’t miss this holiday light spectacular featuring animated lighting attractions and immersive, ocean-minded sculptures, FREE, nightly November 26, 2014 – January 2, 2015.