Fodor's Expert Review Ocean Institute

Dana Point Museum/Gallery

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 tide pool, 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. Weekend at sea cruises that explore the local marine environment and often feature doplphin spotting or whale-watching are available year-round.

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24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, California  92629, USA


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