Ocean Institute, Dana Point

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#4 of 6 in Wildlife in Dana Point
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  • The Institute offers very informative displays of marine life and the boat excursions are excellent, especially the bioluminescence cruise. Membership is reasonable and offers many extra perks.  more »
  • OCEAN INSTITUTE, Dana Point Harbor, CA! Just look for the Tall Ships, close to BABYBEACH! The Iconic PILGRIM entered Dana Point Harbor in Sept 1981, it's a full-sized replica of the Original┬áPilgrim┬áb...  more »
  • Located in Beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Interesting tour of the marine life. You first walk into a cute Nautical Gift Shop, purchase your tickets, which are $5 week day per person. Then enter a small ...  more »
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  • Very nice location, picturesque... helpful and friendly volunteers... But, one complaint was that the tanks don't have a lot of information on them. Hard to always know what fish you're looking at.
  • Would have been nice if something was stated on their website or on their phone saying that they were closed for Easter we showed up and it stated that they're closed on the doors
  • Good for school field trips, luxury building mostly used to walk around and look at small area of ocean front
  • I love this place because it's so cool that we go on a boat to find creatures in the sand from Vista bel valle
  • Great place for kids to learn about the local marine life.
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