The Dana Point Boaters Association is the champion of recreational boating and the jewel that is
Dana Point Harbor.

Hurricane Hilary, Flare Recycle, and

Dana Point Harbor Update

Hi Dana Point Boaters,

Hurricane Hilary:

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for Dana Point and our Harbor. It will also affect San Diego and Alamitos Bay. The NHC predicts 4+ inches of rain, high winds, and local flooding. You can check on the latest forecasts by clicking here. In the interactive Map, click on "tracking & 34kt WSP."


Make sure to get down to the harbor, whichever harbor you are in, and secure your vessel and belongings. Be a good boater, and check on your two neighbors as well. Do you have your boat neighbors' phone numbers? If not, make a mental note to get that information the next time you see them.

Boat US:

Southern California Boaters Need to Prepare Now for Hurricane Hilary

6 time-tested storm-prep tips plus free online planning resources available

from Boat Owners Association of The United States

SAN DIEGO, August 18, 2023 – With Hurricane Hilary aiming for arrival in Southern California early Monday morning, recreational boat owners must prepare now to help prevent damage to their boats, according to the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national boating organization with more than 70,000 members in the Golden State has time-tested tips and free hurricane-preparation information available at

Credit: BOATUS - You can watch their Hurricane Planning Video Here.


The Log:

Upcoming Marine Flare Collection Events

Together, CalRecycle, California State Parks and Coastal Commission’s California Boating Clean and Green Program have partnered with Alameda County, Delta Diablo, Del Norte County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, the City of Oceanside, the Port of LA, and... READ MORE


Other Advocacy Items:

We are still working with Enforcement at CA Coastal Commission regarding our concerns about DPHP non-compliance with the Coastal Development Permit. We will update you once we have additional information.


It has been brought to our attention that the slips in the new phases of the marina do not have center cleats. We inquired with the marina office if center cleats could be added to slips, like in the past, and the response was: "The new docks will not receive a third cleat per Joe Ueberroth. He is adamant about it because there have been many requests."  Hmm...many boaters have asked for center cleats and dock boxes, and the answer from DPHP is always no. The question we must ask, is Dana Point Marina no longer a marina?


Contrary to what many of you have heard, we are still active on the legal front. Once our exact plan is in place, we will send out a report of how we are moving forward. Please be patient but know a lot is happening behind the scenes.


Please stay safe!


Dana Point Boaters Association thanks you for your help and dedication to improving our home port marina experience. Feel free to fly your I'm All In Flag (special class legal fund donation.)

Legal Endeavors are Expensive

Lastly, legal endeavors are expensive, and we appreciate all who have donated to our legal fund.

Please consider doing so today. If you haven't donated, consider an ongoing monthly donation by clicking the box "Make this a monthly donation," click here. These legal costs keep mounting as we continue moving forward with the Class Action Lawsuit. Your information will always remain private. Or, donation by mail by clicking on the image to the right.

In the meantime, please continue to submit your comments on slip rate increases and other subjects by Click Here.
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Your Dana Point Boaters Association Directors, Advisors, and Advocacy Members Thanks You For Your Support!

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