Orange County and Catalina Island Sights

Ocean Institute

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

Updated 05/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Marine science and history are the focus at the Ocean Instutitue, where you'll find indoor tanks with touchable sea creatures, an accessible man-made tidepool, and the complete skeleton of a gray whale. Anchored outside is The Pilgrim, a full-size replica of the square-rigged vessel on which Richard Henry Dana sailed. You can tour the boat on Sunday from 10 to 2. Weekend whale-watching cruises are available year-round.

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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 05/18/2015


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