b'SEA (aventurasailing.com) or sip Dana Wharfchampagne at sunset aboard DIVE Sportfishing &the historic schooner,CURLEWDiscover the vibrant underwaterWhale Watching (sailcurlew.com). world off the Orange County coastline. Setting off fromDANASURFWHARF(danahwharf.com), theA stomping ground for pros, Riviera dive boat crew can leadlifelong surfers, first-time and the you through giant rock formations,youngest of wave riders, theres swaying kelp forests and hard-to- a surf spot for everyone in Dana reach destinations like Dead MansPoint. Shallow rock reefs and the Reef and the A.C.E. shipwreck.harbor jetty keepDOHENY STATE BEACHcalm and consistent, the Explore perfect lineup for beginners and Embark on a low-tide adventurelongboarders wanting a mellow to theDANA POINT SEA CAVES .ride. Over atSALT CREEK , the Access the trailhead at the harboroffshore reef, relentless shore seawalls northern end (beyondbreak and shifting sandbars draw theOCEAN INSTITUTE ) and hugin thrill-seeking surf veterans.theHEADLANDSas you journey north. Its a 1.5-mile round-tripWHALE WATCH adventure that yields one of thisTheres no better place to witness citys most vibrant escapes. marine life in the wild than the Dolphin & Whale Watching FISH Capital of the World. All year- Diverse fishing grounds andround, let wildlife experts guide an abundance of year-roundyour open-sea adventure. Book saltwater catches (rockfish, spinyan invigorating whale watching lobsters, sheepshead, sand basstrip withCAPTAIN DAVES included) land Dana Point onexperience Dana Points calmthe harbors gentle waters, livelyDOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING every anglers bucket list. Surfharbor waterways, shoreline,basins and boat channels fromSAFARI(dolphinsafari.com),DANA fish from the sands of a localoffshore kelp forests and marineDana Cove to the Bait Barge. OrWHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE beach, cast your line from thelife by kayak. In the heart of thepaddle out, balance and flow withWATCHING(danawharf.com) or the harbor jetty, spearfish with aharbor, find single and tandeman on-the-water SUP yoga classOCEAN INSTITUTE(oceaninstitute.org). local charter or embark on akayak rentals fromWESTWINDwithiHEARTYOGA(iheartyoga.org).deep-sea fishing excursion withSAILING(westwindsailing.com) thatllSKYLEFT COAST SPORTFISHING guide your way to a memorableSAIL(leftcoastsportfishing.com) andDANAday on local waterways. Come sail awayand chillPARASAILWHARF SPORTFISHING & WHALE off Dana Point. Learn theSail 800-feet above the Pacific on WATCHING(danawharf.com).PADDLEBOARD ropes with a hands-on voyagea calm, yet-thrilling adventure Get outfitted, and a little docksidefromDANA POINT CHARTERSwithDANA POINT PARASAILINGKAYAK instruction, too, on the waters(danapointcharters.com), charter a(danapointparasail.com). Flyers over For an adventure thats equaledge atWESTWIND SAILINGsailing yacht withAVENTURA5 can soar tandem or triple on an parts exhilarating and serene,(westwindsailing.com). Then, exploreSAILING ASSOCIATION unforgettable voyage. Keeping Nature WildImmerse yourself in nature at theDANA POINT HEADLANDS CONSERVATION AREA(fodph.org), where three miles of ocean-view trails wind visitors through one of Southern Californias last untouched coastal bluffs. On leisurely walks or heart-pounding hikes atop 200-foot cliffs, take in sweeping Pacific Ocean views and discover vibrant plant and animal life you wont see elsewhere. This 60-acre preserve is home (and refuge) to over 110 plant and 175 animal species, including the endangered songbird, the Coastal California gnatcatcher and once-believed-to-be-extinct Pacific Pocket Mouse. Along your path, walk through coastal sage and maritime succulent shrubs, grasslands, California buckwheat and, in the springtime, a flurry of vibrant wildflowers. Stop into theDANA POINT NATURE INTERPRETIVE CENTERfor terrestrial and marine habitat lessons. Back on the trail, take in unobstructed views all year- round of common and bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and humpback whales in the wild. Blue whales make a visit in the summer and the California gray whales make their migratory return each spring. TRAILS ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 7 A.M. TO SUNSET. PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT STRANDS VISTA PARK AND THE DANA POINT NATURE INTERPRETIVE CENTER. VISIT DANAPOINT.ORG FOR THE CENTERS CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND PROGRAMMING. TAKE NOTE: WITH THE HEADLANDS BEING A NATURE PRESERVE, DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON TRAILS.|18| Destination Dana Point | Dana Point Chamber of Commerce'