Dana Point Boaters Association




Below we’ve compiled as a long list of links of interest to boaters and others inquiring about Southern California recreation, yachting, cruising, boating safety, repairs and maintenance, government… as well as every other boating and Dana Point Harbor related topic that has occurred to us over the past several years.  The list is organized by subject area, to make finding what you’re interested in easier.  The list of subject areas appears first below.

We’ve strived to make this list complete, accurate and comprehensive and hope that you’ll find it useful, again and again.  But knowing the nature of the Internet, we also realize two things:  a) this list will never be complete, and b) it’s probably already out of date.

That’s where you come in!  Please, if you discover a link that is broken, or a new link or subject area that you think should be added, then let us know.  It’s easy too; just click here and then paste the address line of the link from your browser window, into the body of the “send email” window that should promptly appear.  No need to explain either; we’ll get it and appreciate your help very much.

We hope you find what you need below.  Thank you in advance for your assistance in making this list as useful as possible.

Dana Point Harbor/City Services Businesses Restaurants
Dana Wharf Other Restaurants Lodging Yacht Brokers
Harbor Events Marinas Clubs Government
Marinas News & Info Boating Regs/Safety/Edu Advocacy
Sailing Fishing Blog's Maritime Law
Trade Assoc Marine Weather The Island (Catalina of course) Other

Dana Point Harbor/City Of Dana Point

Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board (Harbor Community Advisory Board)
OC Dana Point Harbor (Dana Point Harbor)
OC Parks - Dana Point Harbor Website
OC Sheriff's Department / Dana Point Harbor Patrol
City Of Dana Point
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Arrow Custom Covers
Capo Beach Watercraft
Captain Dave's Whale & Dolphin Safari
Catalina Express Flyer
Dana Point Bait Barge
Dana Point Fuel Dock
Dana Point Harbor Patrol
Dana Point Shipyard
Dana Wharf
Ed Riener Diving Company
Guest Dock & Slips
OC Catamaran (Ocean Adventures)
Pure Watersports
BoatTowUS Locator
BoatTowUS - Dana Point
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Dana Point Harbor Merchants' Website
West Marine Store Directory
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Within Mariners Village

Beach Harbor Pizza
The Brig Restaurant
Coffee Importers & The Scoop Deck
El Torito
The Harbor Grill
Harpoon Henry's
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Within Dana Wharf

Jon’s Fish Market
Proud Mary’s
Waterman’s Harbor Restaurant
Wind & Sea Restaurant
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Other Restaurants

Chart House Restaurant
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
RJ’s Café
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Dana Point Marina Inn
Double Tree
Best Western Plus Marina Shores Hotel
Laguna Clifffs Marriott Resort & Spa
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Yacht Brokers
Dick Simon Yachts
Dream Catcher Yachts
Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage
Nordhavn Yachts Southwest
Sun Country Marine

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Harbor Events

Dana Point Battle Of The Paddle
Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling
Doheny Blues Festival
Doheny Days
Festival of Whales
Maritime Festival (Tall Ships Festival)
Dana Point Turkey Trot
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The Marina at Dana Point
Embarcadero Marina
Tide Charts - Dana Point, Ca.

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Clubs -- Yacht, Sailing & Fishing Clubs
Dana Point

Aventura Sailing Association
Dana Anglers
Dana Outrigger Canoe Club
All Kayak Fishing (Fishing Mafia)
Dana Point Sea Scouts - Mariners 936
Dana Point Yacht Club
Dana West Yacht Club
Woman's Ocean Racing Sailing Association (WORSA)


Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
American Legion Yacht Club
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
Balboa Basin Yacht Club of Newport Beach
Balboa Yacht Club
Cabrillo Yacht Club
Catalina - 4th of July Yacht Club
Del Rey Yacht Club
Long Beach Yacht Club
Los Angeles Yacht Club of San Pedro
Online Yacht Clubs
Santa Monica Windjammers' Yacht Club
Seal Beach Yacht Club
SF Golden Gate Yacht Club
SF St. Francis Yacht Club
Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach
Southwestern (San Diego) Yacht Club
Yacht Clubs of the World
Waikiki Yacht Club
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OC Dana Point Harbor
Orange County Sheriff - Dana Harbor (Harbor Patrol)


America's Waterways Watch
Orange County Government (Home Page)
Orange County Gov't - Voice Your Opinion Online
Orange County Gov't - Lisa Bartlett, 5th District Supervisor
South Coast Water District (SCWD)
South Coast Air Quality Management Board (AQMD)
LA Beaches and Harbors
Port of San Diego
Port of Long Beach
The Port of Los Angeles
City of Oceanside Harbor
OC Gov't - OC Facts and Figures


California Coastal Conservancy
California Coastal Commission
California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast)
California Department of Boating and Waterway
California Department of Fish and Game
California Department of Fish and Game Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
California Ocean Protection Council
California State Gov't Meetings Online (CAL-SPAN)
CBP.gov (San Diego boat customs clearing)
Customs Clearing (Decal and Transponder Procurement)
Recreational Boaters of California
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Almar Marinas (Ventura, SFO, LA, SD, HI)
Anacapa Marina (Oxnard)
Boat Ramp Locator
Cabrillo Marina (San Pedro)
Chula Vista Marina (San Diego)
Harbor Island West Marina (San Diego)
Harbor Marina (Newport)
Island Palms Marina (San Diego)
Long Beach Marinas
Pier 32 Marina (San Diego)
San Francisco Marina
Shelter Cove Marina (San Diego)
Sun Harbor Marina (San Diego)
Ventura Isle Marina (Ventura)


Catalina Island Harbors & Moorings
Channel Islands Harbor
City of Santa Barbara Harbor
Ensenada Coral Marina
Marinas.com Harbors, Launch Ramps & Ports
Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey Harbor Guide
Newport Harbor
Oceanside Harbor
Santa Barbara Harbor
Santa Barbara Harbor Directory
Ventura Harbor
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News & Information
Print Media

The Log
BD Outdoors
Dana Point Times
LA Times (Orange County)
Orange County Register
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Boating Regulatory, Safety & Education

American Waterways Watch
American Boating Association
A Kid's Guide To Sailing Boats (NEW)! (Our Thanks To Amelia and her Father)

Boat Safety Resources for All Ages
Destin Florida Boat Rental - Boating Safety
Guide To Buoys and What They Mean (NEW)! Our thanks to Adam!
Glossary of Boating Terms
Safety Equipmen
t Division of California Boating and Waterways
Safe Boating Kidsite
The Bay Foundation
The Bay Foundation - Southern California Boater's Guide
Travel Resources: Boating Safety
Tying The Know, our thanks to Melinda Klein, assistant local boy scout troop
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
United Coast Guard Auxiliary
USCGAux Dana Point, Ca
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Dana Point Boaters Association

Heal the Bay
Hobie Alter Memorial Foundation
Keep America Fishing
Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC)
Sierra Club
Surfrider Foundation
Surfing Heritage Foundation
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A Kid's Guide To Sailing Boats (NEW)! (Our Thanks To Amelia and her Father)
Newport Ocean Racing Association (NOSA)

Racing Rules of Sailing
Sailing Anarchy
Sailing News for Sailors (Sailors for the Sea)
So Cal Sailing News
Southern California Yachting Association
XS Racing
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BD Outdoors
California Fishing Regulations
Let's Talk Hook-Up - Southern California's Sportfishing Voice
The Hull Truth - Boating Forum
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Kayak Fishing Blog Doheny State Beach
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Maritime Law

Admiralty / Maritime Law Wikipedia)
Navigation Center - Rules & Regulations
The Log (Ask a maritime attorney)
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Trade Associations

Association of Marina Industries
Boating Industry
Dana Point Chamber of Commerce
Marine Retailers Association (MRAA)
Sail America Association
Southern California Marine Association
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Other Non Profit Associations

International Sailing Federation (ISF)
Ocean Institute
Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA)
Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF)
Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA)
USCG Auxiliary - Dana Point
United States Power Squadrons®  (USPS)
Yacht Racing Union of Southern California (YRU)
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Marine Navigation

Float Plan Central
Boating Flags Index
C-Map Navigation Tools
So Cal NOAA / CDIP Buoys
USPS® - Float Plan Template
Maritime Safety Information
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Marine Weather

Marine Weather @ Weather.org
NOAA National Weather Service
NOAA Weather Forecast (Dana Point)
NOAA Santa Mountain Radar
Passage Weather
Tide Charts - Dana Point, Ca.
UCSD Orange County Wave Forecast
Wind Mapper
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The Island (Catalina of course)

Catalina Island Guide
Catalina Island Conservancy Maps
Chamber of Commerce Visitor Guide
Catalina Express (Dana Point, Long Beach, San Pedro)
Catalina Flyer (Newport Beach only)
Catalina Helicopter (Santa Ana, Long Beach, San Pedro)
City of Avalon
Marine Services & Fuel (Avalon)
Marine Services & Fuel (Two Harbors)
Camping Sites and Information
Camping and Hiking Permits
Mooring Reservations & Fees
Mooring Locations
Moorings in Avalon
Moorings in Two Harbors
Vacation Rentals
Weather (Avalon)
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California Coastal Records Project
California Coastal Records Project (Dana Point)
Consumer Price Index (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
DePasquale, Kelley & Co. (DPBA’ s PI Tax reps)
National Boater Panel