NEW PARADE ROUTE
The 2020 Festival of Whales Parade, March 7 will be held entirely within the Harbor. See map below. The parade will be staged on the west island side of the Harbor near the Dana Point Yacht Club. It will proceed east on Dana Drive toward the RH Dana statue and then (left/north) over the Island Way Bridge to Dana Point Harbor Drive. It will then turn right/east on Dana Point Harbor Drive toward Golden Lantern and end in the Brig parking lot at the corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive and Golden Lantern. Parade signup and info is handled by the City of Dana Point. For more information contact Sherry Murphy, Recreation Manager at the City of Dana Point at [email protected] or 949.248.3533.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE
Daily from 10 AM to 4 PM (extended service hours the morning of the parade (March 7) and the afternoon of the Whale of a Concert (March 15). Please see map below for shuttle stops and routes. Park and ride free all day long and migrate with the whales!
Daily from NOON to 5 PM (last pick up at Ocean Institute will be at 5 PM) between Dana Wharf and the Ocean Institute. Take a relaxing Harbor Cruise or utilize the boat as an alternative to walking or riding the shuttle from one end of the Harbor to the other. Round trip tickets are $5 per person. and must be purchased on the boat or at Dana Wharf Sportfishing. Take in all the great sights from the water! Your captain will share interesting facts about whales, features of the Dana Point area and its fascinating history.
UPDATED EVENT MAP COMING SOON
Please stand by as we update our event locations for the 2020 Festival of Whales. In order to accommodate for the new parade venue in the Harbor, a few of our fun and exciting events will be moving to new locations. Please stand by. Updated information will be posted here shortly.
PARADE TIME SHUTTLE ROUTE & STOPS
REGULAR SHUTTLE ROUTE & STOPS