“Our Business is to provide a first class harbor, marina and a public recreational facility that offers adventures in boating, fishing, picnicking, shopping, dining, jogging and bicycling. In addition we offer private business and marine educational opportunities, while emphasizing public safety and family fun. All of this must be accomplished while managing a delicate coastal resource and operating as a financially self-sustaining entity.”
In April 2005, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the formation of OC Dana Point Harbor as a stand-alone department to provide direct oversight for the Revitalization Project and to oversee Harbor operations.
By the year 2020, it is anticipated Dana Point Harbor will have re-emerged as a thriving recreational, boating and retail activity center for Southern Orange County. There will be a new commercial core, complementing thousands of boaters, shoppers, and all types of visitors. Each year more than 50,000 boaters launch their watercrafts at the renovated launch ramp next to the new parking facility.
OC Dana Point Harbor’s primary mission is to make this vision a reality so Dana Point Harbor can continue as a vital economic and recreational facility for the public’s enjoyment. The revitalization of the Harbor will complement ongoing activity at the Ocean Institute, the OC Sailing and Events Center, as well as the pier and Baby Beach. This will create an even more enjoyable experience for the multitude of visitors who enjoy boating, sportfishing, picnicking, and strolling in this beautiful setting.