Dana Harbor

Dana Point Marine Operations Substation
25005 Dana Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Dana Point HarborVessel Launching

Trailered vessels may be launched at the Embarcadero Marina located at 34512 Embarcadero Dr. in Dana Point.

The Embarcadero Marina can accommodate almost any vessel on a trailer. For trailers or boats wider than 10 ft., or for additional information, please call (949) 496-6177.


Vessels on single and double axle trailers: $10.00
Vessels on triple axle trailers: $20.00

Vessels are launched on the east side of Dana Point Harbor, approximately five minutes from the breakwater. Please observe the 5mph/”no wake” speed limit throughout the protected waters of the harbor.

For additional information on this and other boating laws please click here. The ABCs of California Boating please click here.

Visiting boaters have the choice of anchorage or guest slips.
Two anchorages are available. Both are designated by yellow buoys and yellow signage on the seawalls. One anchorage is at the east end of the harbor, near bait barge. The second is in the west end, adjacent to the Ocean Institute. Pursuant to Sec. 2-2-66 - Temporary anchorage grounds. No person shall anchor a vessel in a harbor area designated as temporary

anchorage except as permitted by Federal statutes and regulations and in accordance with conditions established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Maximum stay is five days in any 30 day span. Guest Slip facilities in the harbor are managed by: Dana Point Marina Company and Embarcadero Marina.


Several waterfront restaurants, activities, and services are available in Dana Point Harbor. For details please call the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce harbor information line at: (949) 496-1094 or visit their website at: Danapointmarina.com. The Dana Point Harbor Association comprised of harbor area merchants can be visited on-line at Danapointmarina.com