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Address: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA
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+1 949-496-2274
11:00 - 15:30
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A great side trip just for photos, tours can be arrange to board and get a quick tour. Kids would love this.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andrew F
Panglao Island, Philippines
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Panglao Island, Philippines
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great side trip just for photos, tours can be arrange to board and get a quick tour. Kids would love this.

Thank Andrew F
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great ship see in person, worth the trip alone. The nice thing is, they offer tours at times where you can walk the decks and explore the cabins below decks. Nice, living history. There are sea journeys that kids at the local schools can sign up for, too.

Thank Marty S
Upland, California
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a duplicate of the original tall ship from the 1800's. Ton of history. Author Richard Henry Dana wrote the book, "Two Years Before the Mast" which tells the story of his two years on board as a working crewman. 18 men sailed from Boston, around South America, up to the West Coast and back in search of cowhides... More 

1 Thank bruce4magi
Orange County, Cq
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A really fun and informative tour of the Pilgrim and Richard Henry Dana. Great for young and old alike, and read "Two Years Before the Mast" for an even better time.

Thank lcsOrangeCounty_Cq
Orange County, California
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like boats, ships, the ocean and a flare for the historical, this is the spot to visit, when it's allowed. I video taped a wedding about this vessel and it was very different for any wedding that I've ever done. First of all the guests have to be "Ferried" out there via a row boat, and that's just... More 

Thank Roger B
Laguna Beach, California
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lots to do over by the pilgim. Whalewatch on a tall ship, ocean institute, baby beach and of course Pilgim tours

1 Thank John D
St. Thomas
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Dana Point's Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor offers an extraordinary array of instructive, interactive & exciting experiences for young & old. Be sure to consult the Institute's online schedule for dates, times and cost.

Thank jaslosky
Channahon, Illinois
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a replica of the pilgrim but it is a really great spot to visit with the kids and discuss the history of it. Great views as well all around the Dana Cove and you could stop into the Baby Beach as well.

Thank MamaBof5
Santa Clarita, California
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212 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

One of the attractions in Dana Point Harbor is this vintage ship. It's also next to a Museum and Gift Shop, and next to a launching area for Kayaks & Paddleboards. Highly Recommended!

Thank Kent S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We walked all around this area and came upon the ship. There was a children's camp going on and the children all had to respond with Yes Sir very loud to everything the teacher said. Such a shame we don't have the same discipline in school now!! Amazing to see the ship.

1 Thank Que3nieuk

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