Mother’s Day Weekend at Dana Point Harbor

What are you doing for Mother’s Day? You may want to check out Dana Point Harbor. The County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor invite families to spend Mother’s Day weekend enjoying ocean activities, delicious dining and more at Dana Point Harbor May 13-14. Some of the activities include an art sale, trunk show, brunch menus and marine events.

Dana Point Harbor Mothers Day

Known as the “Whale Capital of the West,” Dana Point Harbor is home to many marine activities perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day. Grab the family and head on over to Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching for a fantastic outing on the water in search for sea lions, dolphins and whales. All Dana Wharf whale watching cruises on May 14 will offer moms a complimentary “MOMosa” or glass of champagne. Additional whale watching excursions are available from the Ocean Institute and Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. Parasailing and sailing activities are also available in the harbor.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching Humpback Whale Pectoral Fin

Dana Point Harbor features a variety of signature dining options for Mother’s Day weekend. Waterman’s Harbor will offer a Mother’s Day buffet overlooking Dana Point Harbor from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can enjoy dining at the many eateries at the harbor including Wind & Sea, El Torito, Proud Mary’s, The Brigg, Harbor Grill, Gemmell’s Restaurant, Harpoon Henry’s, Harbor Deli, Coffee Importers & Deli, and more.

Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy shopping in Dana Point Harbor during the weekend-long Mother’s Day Fine Art Show from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. under the outdoor pergola. The White Pelican Gallery will be hosting a trunk show featuring the designs of David Rosales from May 6 – 14.

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at Dana Point Harbor and experience the ultimate springtime adventure. For more information visit

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