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This information is relevant to those joining us for dolphin and whale watching on July 4, 2015. Download this information to printable PDF document.

Dana Point Harbor is a very popular destination to celebrate Independence Day.

** Please allow plenty of extra driving time. **

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If your Dolphin & Whale Safari departs BEFORE 10 AM:

Please park in our parking lot as directed in your confirmation email or on our website. You might also find parking at Baby Beach, the Pier, or near the Ocean Institute.

 

If your Dolphin & Whale Safari departs AFTER 10 AM:

All parking lots will likely be full. We strongly encourage you to arrive as early as possible and use the FREE harbor shuttles and/or FREE PCH Trolley service.

Directions for the FREE shuttle service: Park at Dana Hills High School (33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629) located at the corner of Acapulco Dr. and Golden Lantern. Take the Parking Shuttle to the Harbor. It will drop off/pick up at the intersection of Golden Lantern and Dana Point Harbor Drive. Then take the Harbor Shuttle to the Baby Beach stop, which is at our location. Allow at least 30 to 45 extra minutes to reach us.

If you’re staying locally in Dana Point or Laguna Beach, consider using the FREE Trolley service.

If you are joining us for the 8 PM Fireworks Trip:

Personal vehicle access to the harbor closes at 7:30 PM.
If arriving via car, you MUST arrive before 7:30 PM when the harbor closes for the fireworks display. If using the FREE shuttle service (as outlined above) please allow at least 45 extra minutes to reach us. Important note to shuttle riders: last shuttle pick up is at 11 PM.

 

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Free City Trolley

Staying in Dana Point or Laguna Beach on July 4th?
Would you like to avoid the hassle of finding parking in Dana Point Harbor?

Then please consider using the new PCH Dana Point Trolley Service! The trolley service is free. All vehicles will be handicap accessible and have bike racks. Dana Point Trolleys arrive at stops every 15 minutes (service can be delayed during periods of heavy traffic). Current operating hours for the Dana Point Trolley on Saturday, July 4th are 10 am to 10 pm.

Access real-time trolley locations and wait times on your phone with the use of a website tracker at www.dptrolley.com.

If your Dolphin & Whale Safari departs AFTER 10 AM:

All parking lots will likely be full. We strongly encourage you to arrive as early as possible and use the FREE harbor shuttles and/or PCH Trolley service.

From DANA POINT locations including the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Capistrano Surfside Inn, and Riviera Beach and Spa Resort:
• Take the free Dana Point Trolley to stop number 5 or 12 at Dana Point Harbor Drive near Golden Lantern.
• Then take the free Harbor Shuttle to the Baby Beach stop, which is at our location.
• Allow at least 1 extra hour to reach us. For detailed Dana Point Trolley route and map visit www.dptrolley.com.

From LAGUNA BEACH locations including the Montage or Surf & Sand:
• Take the free Laguna Beach Trolley to the Ritz-Carlton stop.
• Transfer to the free Dana Point Trolley.
• Take the Dana Point Trolley to stop number 5 or 12 at Dana Point Harbor Drive near Golden Lantern.
• Then take the free Harbor Shuttle to the Baby Beach stop, which is at our location.
• Allow ample extra time to reach us.
 
Detailed Laguna Beach Trolley route and map: www.visitlagunabeach.com/plan/transportation/trolley/

Detailed Dana Point Trolley route and map: www.dptrolley.com

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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