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Orange County and Catalina Island Sights

Ocean Institute

  • 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Map It
  • Dana Point

Updated 04/03/2014

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Two indoor tanks at the Ocean Institute contain touchable sea creatures, an accessible man-made tidepool, as well as the complete skeleton of a gray whale. Anchored near the institute is The Pilgrim, a full-size replica of the square-rigged vessel on which Richard Henry Dana sailed. You can tour the boat Sunday 10 to 3:30. Weekend cruises are available. In addition, marine-mammal exploration cruises are offered January to June.

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24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, California, 92629, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $6.50
  • Weekends 10–3

Updated 04/03/2014


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