Things To Do In Dana Point

Two-Hour Evening Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Dana Wharf Whale Watching (Up to 54% Off)

Dana Wharf Whale Watching

Dana Point

$25 $12

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Experienced crew guides sightseers on two-hour evening tours to catch views of scenic seascapes and blue and gray whales

Admission for One or Two to a Three-Hour Social Painting Event from Paints Uncorked (Up to 44% Off)

Paints Uncorked

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Grab a seat and an easel near the bar and learn the strokes for recreating the session's chosen art piece

5 or 10 Pilates Classes at Rado's Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Rado's Fitness

Dana Point

$130 $49

Pilates strengthens cores and helps participants build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility

Wine Tasting and Harbor Cruise for Two or Four on Friday or Sunday from OC Ocean Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

OC Ocean Adventures

Dana Point

$98 $49

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A 63 ft. catamaran glides through Dana Point Harbor during 90-minute cruises as a convivial host serves snacks and The Organic Cellar wine

$189 for a Five-Week Sailing-Lesson Package with Certification from Aventura Sailing Association (Up to $475 Value)

Aventura Sailing Association

Dana Point

$475 $189

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A five-week sailing course teaches students the skills necessary to charter a boat, and membership grants rentals from a sailboat fleet

5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Barre Classes at Desa Prana (Up to 67% Off)

Desa Prana

Dana Point

$100 $49

60-minute barre workouts integrate Pilates, ballet, and exercises with light weights to tone muscles

Half- or Full-Day Guided Kayak Fishing for Two from Fish Village (Up to 53% Off)

Fish Village

Dana Point

$260 $129

Anglers use sit-on-top kayaks during guided half- or full-day fishing trip through Dana Point

Painting Classes for One or Two at Painting and Fun (Up to 61% Off)

Painting and Fun

Multiple Locations

$45 $20

Experienced painter teaches students of all ability levels to create paintings with step-by-step instructions; supplies provided

Three or Six One-Hour Outdoor Personal Training Sessions at Laguna Personal Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

Laguna Personal Fitness

Lantern Bay Park

$180 $59

Certified personal trainers get their clients in peak physical condition with custom-tailored training regimens in a stunning oceanside park

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Sun Salute Yoga (Up to 85% Off)

Sun Salute Yoga

Dana Point

$195 $29

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Seasoned yogis lead students through poses on a soft floor that eases pressure on the joints and strengthens core muscles

PADI Open Water Diver Course with Option for Two Underwater Scooter Dives at Beach Cities Scuba (Up to 71% Off)

Beach Cities Scuba

Multiple Locations

$575 $199

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PADI-certification course imparts open-water scuba skills over course of two weekends; optional dives with underwater scooter

One- or Two-Month Wing Chun School Membership with Uniform at The Dragon Institute (Up to 70% Off)

The Dragon Institute

Dana Point

$149 $45

Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art practiced by Bruce Lee, teaches self-defense, discipline, and respect

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp at A FIT Club (Up to 81% Off)

A FIT Club

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

AFAA-certified personal trainers lead cardio, core, and strength-training exercises in the park

Boot Camp Classes at So Cal Boot Camp (Up to 84% Off)

So Cal Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$223 $35

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Fitness program includes nutritional coaching, motivational training, and fitness instruction aimed at incinerating body fat

5 or 10 Group Reformer or Barre Classes at Reform Pilates Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Reform Pilates Studio

Dana Point

$120 $49

Reformer machines allow for greater range of motion in workouts; barre classes use the ballet barre and dance foundation movements

One, Two, or Four Three-Hour Painting Classes at Painting & Vino - Orange County (Up to 51% Off)

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine or cocktails

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Dana Wharf Whale Watching's expert crews and skippers glide their watercrafts on the open seas so visitors can soak up sunshine while searching for rare and endangered whales as they migrate south to avoid tax season. Expert captains steer crafts through frothy spumes and narrate each trip, educating passengers on the abundant life beneath the glassy waters. Voyagers can either venture into the boat's full-service galley for a hot meal or bring their own food and nonalcoholic drinks to stave off hunger and resist eating the ocean's jagged, hamburger-shaped coral.

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point,
CA
US

From the shores of Big Bear Lake and Dana Point, it's not uncommon to see someone flying high above the waves. But they're not using a hang-glider or an albatross on growth hormones. They're riding one of Action Aqua Flight's flyboards, contraptions that allow their riders to shoot into the air and cut through the surf atop plumes of water. A board beneath the rider's feet thrusts them upward via two massive jets, while two arm-based streams allow the wearer to stabilize and turn. All the while, an instructor follows behind on a jet ski, supplying the board with pressurized water and relaying instructions via headset. Sessions are bookended by calming cruises aboard a pontoon boat, and riders can opt to have their flights recorded for posterity.

34571 Golden Lantern
Dana Point,
CA
US

Just minutes south of Laguna Beach, SoCal Dolphin Adventures takes passengers on peaceful animal-sighting treks along the southern California coast. Rather than use a large whale-watching vessel, SoCal's cozy boat fits a maximum of six people, giving everyone unobstructed views of natural wildlife, such as dolphins and sea lions. Our three-hour adventures trek up to seven miles up or down the coast for a better chance of spotting animals and fuzzy seaweed banks you can later claim were mermaids. Careful to never disrupt marine habitats, each tour leaves plenty of time to snap pictures and wait for whales to breach.

34571 Golden Lantern Street
Dana Point,
CA
US

Spout jets shoot from beneath your feet, launching you from the water's surface, over boats and wildlife. But the experience doesn't hinge on magic or a bribe slipped to Aquaman. Instead, Fly Jet Sports' licensed instructors teach guests how to control their own FlyBoards—water-powered jetpacks strapped to boots and fueled by a current shot through a long, flexible hose. Instructors send FlyBoard users out off the coast of Dana Point, Newport Beach, and Long Beach with the skills to travel nearly 30 feet high or down to 8 feet below the surface. The boards also let their operators reach speeds up to 18.5 miles per hour when towed by a jet ski or chased by an amorous whale.

34512 Embarcadero Place
Dana Point,
CA
US

The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor center Beach Cities Scuba introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapist. They operate out of five convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spear guns. Beach Cities Scuba also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel.

34283 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point,
CA
US

At Reform Pilates Studio, getting long, lean physiques through Pilates isn't limited to any one method. While Pilates mat classes are held for all skill levels, Pilates enthusiasts can also choose from group equipment classes, power equipment classes set to upbeat tunes, and barre classes. The barre classes use a ballet barre and isometric movements to sculpt muscles while using the body for improved balance and coordination. Classes, which are held throughout the week, are taught by instructors who have numerous certifications and degrees and help build strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

34241 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point,
CA
US