Dana Point Boaters Association


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Our Purpose:

The Dana Point Boaters Association, DPBA, is a California Not-For-Profit IRC ยง501(c)(4) Corporation.   Donations to the Association, our only source of funds, are welcomed from all families interested in protecting the many different kinds of recreational boating done from and within the harbor, using kayak's, paddleboard's, sailboat's, small powerboat's to large motor cruisers, in the short term and for generations to come.

Our organization’s agenda is to meet or exceed recreational boaters’ needs through constructively working with the many and various types of other constituencies who, along with boaters, are fellow stakeholders in achieving the best interests for Dana Point Harbor.  These constituencies include business and commercial entities as well as government agencies from harbor and local to regional, state and federal.

The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating. We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented activities we all enjoy in our beautiful harbor.  We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective.  We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials.  We build and maintain constructive working relationships to identify and achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders.  We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.

Our overreaching goal is to make sure that boaters are represented at the table when decisions are being made; that boaters’ perspectives and interests are fairly represented and that Dana Point boaters always receive full and proper consideration in the decision making process.

But we still have so much more to accomplish and need your HELP! Can you Volunteer in any of the following areas?

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the following topics:

1. Recreational Boating subject area monitors and advisors
2. Boating Community Stakeholder Liaisons
3. Harbor Community Stakeholder Liaisons
4. Government Affairs Liaisons (City, County)
5. External Affairs Liaisons (other)
6. Harbor Operations Liaisons
7. Marketing, Media and Public Relations Expertise
8. Retail and Nonprofit Management Expertise
9. Financial Management Expertise
10. Land Use Planning Expertise
11. Legal Expertise

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"My Home Port"

Harbor Revitalization

Dana Point Harbor
Advisory Board

Boater Liaison
Program Submission

Boater Liaison
Program Responses

Boater Liaison
Program "FAQ's"

County of Orange
DP Harbor Budgets

Dana Point Harbor
Slip Map

Digital News & Guides:
Log Newspaper
2018 Slip Guide
2017 Guide to Pacific Harbor
2018 Boatyard Guide (NEW)!
Boater's Guide So. Cal.(SMBRF&DBW) (NEW)!

Bilge Pad Exchange
Local Weather Forecasts
Marine Weather Portal
Local Marine Forecasts
Latest DP Fish Count
Local DP Web Cams

American Waterways
Watch Program

AWW Full Flyer
AWW Boater Flyer
AWW Wallet Card


Mark Massara, Director
California Coastal Programs
Sierra Club
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Fran Gibson, Board President
Coastwalk California
California Coastal Trail
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This single full page float plan has all the information needed including a second page which has a boating emergency guide.

USCG ~ Float Plan (.pdf)

DBW ~ Float Plan (.pdf)