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Tall Ships Return to Dana Point Harbor September 6-9, 2013

Lots of fun things to do around South Orange County during this time of the year. One of our favorites is the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point:

The Toshiba Tall Ships Festival will be sailing into Dana Point Harbor next weekend from September 6 – 9. The Ocean Institute is celebrating its 29th year [...]

Blue Whale Breaches Near Dana Point

Yet another example of how we live in a special place. Thank you to the Ocean Institute for sharing this video of a blue whale breaching just off Dana Point. The video was taken July 30, 2013.

Tall Ships Festival Comes to Dana Point this Weekend

This weekend brings the 28th annual Tall Ships Festival at Dana Point Harbor, hosted by the Ocean Institute and sponsored by Toshiba. The Tall Ships Festival web site offers more information about the events and schedule, but visitors are invited to:

“come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, sounds [...]