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Boats & Ships

Ocean Institute: Whale Watching, Specialty Cruises and Tallship Tour

Whale and Marine Life Tours Join marine educators in exploring the ocean from top to bottom, while searching for some of the world’s largest and smallest creatures during a 2.5-hour long whale watching program. Most Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. Adventure Sail Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California… View Article

Boats to Catalina Island

Visit Catalina Island with one of these boating companies offering passenger service.

Fishing – Dana Wharf Sportfishing Programs

Programs for kids include after-school fishing, summer fishing camps, fishing club (paid membership required), and free fishing clinics on Sundays. 

Fishing Spots

Resources for finding local fishing spots for family fun! Lakes, trout pools, piers, and more.

Harbor Breeze Cruises

Harbor Breeze Cruises in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific provides daily whale, dolphin and marine life sightseeing tours, as well as harbor cruises. 

Queen Mary

Explore the ship from bow to stern on your own, or take guided tours. Visit the LEGO Queen Mary on board made from 250,000 LEGO bricks. Special events are held throughout the year.

S.S. Lane Victory

Self-guided tours are offered on the museum ship, that once was a cargo ship used in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War.

USS Iowa

Enjoy the ship at your own pace on a self-guided tour, or tailor your tour with an add-on experience.

USS Midway Museum

Enjoy audio tours, exhibits, and flight simulators aboard this historic Navy aircraft carrier that served from 1945-1992. Choose between docent tours and self-guided tours.

Whale Watching Excursions

Whale watching cruises are available from these locations. Visit their website or call for schedules.