Dana Point Boaters Association

Website Updated January 19, 2018






DPBA ~ Announcing: Dana Point Harbor “My Home Port” Campaign  (NEW)!
DPBA eNewsletter ~ Dana Point Times: Our Home Port - 01-19-2018 (NEW)!
OC Register ~ County monitoring Dana Point landslide site where a 2-ton boulder smashed into public restroom (NEW)!
DPBA - 2018 "Most Spirit" 43rd Annual Boat Parade of Lights Winner  (NEW)!

Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board (DPHAB) - 2018 update, STAY TUNED,  we're almost there!  (UPDATE)!

The East Marina will be performing parking lot maintenance, scheduled to begin January 8, 2018:
Cove Lot #1 (Golden Lantern - Dick Simon). All parking will be directed to the Casitas parking lot #2 for the duration of the project.
Island Lot #3, parking will be maintained in the lot at all times as the project will be conducted in stages. Watch signage for parking instructions.
Towing may be necessary if vehicles do not follow posted instructions. However, the marina will make every effort to contact the vehicle owner when possible. (NEW)!

The Log Newspaper ~ From Rejection Comes Connection: Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board in Candidate Selection Process (NEW)!

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported. Please CLICK HERE to read the recall notice and verify your vessels fire extinguishers are not on the recall list! (ONGOING)!

The BoatUS Foundation offers the only¬†FREE¬†online boating safety course developed specifically for the State of California. Start your FREE Boater Safety oncourse by Clicking Here!

Dana Point Boater Association:

While the Association focuses on many issues presented to recreational boaters in Dana Point Harbor, one of the more significant efforts will be what the County of Orange refers to as the "Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan". The Association’s membership are boaters & non-boaters who are interested in and committed to helping promote, develop, and implement the best Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan. This is accomplished by working with ALL Stakeholders i.e. Boaters, OC Dana Point Harbor, County of Orange, Harbor Merchant's, City of Dana Point, Department of Boating and Waterways, South Coast Water District, California Coastal Commission and other County and Government Agencies. It is our mission (DPBA) to involve all boaters and make sure our needs, wants, and ideas are heard and acted on. Together we can have a positive impact going forward for the next 50 years.

Latest News Updates January 19, 2018


Get the latest Local, State and Federal Boating Safety, Navigational News (Local Notice To Mariners) along with the latest Harbor Revitalization News Updates



"My Home Port"

Dana Point Harbor
Advisory Board

Harbor Revitalization

Boater Liaison
Program Submission

Boater Liaison
Program Responses

Boater Liaison
Program "FAQ's"

County of Orange
DP Harbor Budgets

Digital News & Guides:
Log Newspaper
2018 Slip Guide
2017 Guide to Pacific Harbor
2018 Boatyard Guide (NEW)!
Boater's Guide So. Cal.(SMBRF&DBW) (NEW)!

Bilge Pad Exchange
Local Weather Forecasts
Marine Weather Portal
Local Marine Forecasts
Latest DP Fish Count
Local DP Web Cams

American Waterways
Watch Program

AWW Full Flyer
AWW Boater Flyer
AWW Wallet Card


Mark Massara, Director
California Coastal Programs
Sierra Club
"Read Mark's

Fran Gibson, Board President
Coastwalk California
California Coastal Trail
"Read Fran's


This single full page float plan has all the information needed including a second page which has a boating emergency guide.

USCG ~ Float Plan (.pdf)

DBW ~ Float Plan (.pdf)