The Snnual Dana Point Harbor Boat Show


For a number of years this was the official website for the annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Show. Throughout the event people, from across southern California, interested in purchasing a boat or simply perusing, had the opportunity to check out more than 100 new and used sailing and motored vessels being shown by area brokers.
Content is from the site's 2013 archived pages.

Our 12th Annual In-Water Boat Show | May 31 - June 3, 2012

Thursday ... May 31, Noon to 7pm
Friday ... June 1, Noon to 7pm
Saturday ... June 2, 10am to 7pm
Sunday ... June 3, 10am to 5pm

Experience Dana Point Harbor Like Never Before!

Join in the excitement of our upcoming 14th Annual In-Water Boat Show!

Our In-Water Event features:

  • Power & Sail
  • New & Used
  • 2014 & 2015 Models
  • Marine Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Fishing Gear
  • Apparel
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Marine Services

The 12th Annual In-Water Dana Point Harbor Boat Show returns, from May 31 to June 3. The event will showcase over 150 in-water and on-land exhibitors. Boating enthusiasts can purchase vessels and other products and are invited to climb aboard luxury yachts, sailboats, electric boats and powerboats.

Dana Point Harbor is home to thousands of watercraft and enthusiasts who enjoy all types of water sports activities throughout the year. The harbor serves as a gorgeous natural venue for our event. Dana Point is right off the I-5 freeway, and centrally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The show is an easy drive for millions of Southern Californians, with plenty of Free Parking supplemented by Boat Show Shuttle Service. The Shuttle stops at the Doheny Beach parking, and Dana West Marina parking areas every 10 minutes, and drop you off at the show. Return service to parking lots also available.

Dana Point Harbor is one of the most spectacular marinas along the California coast, from San Francisco to the Mexican border. Always full with the highest-quality of boats, Dana Point Harbor is home to thousands of watercraft and enthusiasts who enjoy all types of water sports activities throughout the year.

New and Used Boats and Products will be on display both in and out of the water at the Boat Show. A great selection of power and sail vessels will be featured, including Albemarle, Baja, Cenczi, East Bay, Egg Harbor, Formula, Grand Banks, Island Packet, Mediterranean, Mikelson, Mustang, Nordhavn, Ocean,Pacific Sea Craft, Pursuit, Riviera, Tiara, Viking, with more being added each week.


General Admission

Regular Admission tickets are $12 each. Children under 12 with accompanying adult is free.


Discount Coupon


A $3 Off Regular Admission Coupon for use at the gate on Saturday or Sunday. (Remember the online ticket is still cheaper!)



OC Sailing & Events Center & Public Docks, Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point Harbor


There is plenty of free parking located at most Harbor parking lots.

Shuttle Service

Constant shuttle service will be available from 1/2 hour before the event to 1/2 hour after event closes. The shuttle will stop at each parking area every 10 minutes.

For a more detailed map, see Parking and Shuttle map on Driving Directions page.

Sponsored By

OC Dana Point Harbor, The Log, CR&R, Hennessey’s Tavern, The Ocean Institute, Dana Point Times, and Dick Simon Yachts

For a more comprehensive list of sponsors, please see the Sponsors page.


Sponsors Info

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the upcoming 12th Annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Show.  Sponsoring will give your company a great opportunity to be part of an upscale boating event.  Expose your products or services to thousands of consumers and build awareness prior to and during this well established show. One of our long time sponsors and boat enthusiasts at CleanItSupply (the well known online wholesaler of janitorial supplies) have associated with the show for the past 7 years. The Dana Point Harbor Boat Show has been a successful event for the past 11 years.

The show will continue its already substantial advertising program, including color ads in major local newspapers, magazines, and boating publications. There also will be full color posters distributed throughout Southern California retail shops, discount coupons, and thousands of flyers distributed to bolster attendance.  Multiple options for sponsors to take advantage of a multipronged advertising campaign are available.

In addition to our traditional web site, which receives more than 80,000 page views in the three months prior to the event, we are expanding our online marketing efforts by leveraging the power of social media. Online media, such as email newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Blogging and others will be used to promote our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and the Show.  These efforts will begin 6 months prior to the actual event, thus the earlier sponsors get onboard, the more exposure they will receive.

10,000 Attendees!

Our Boat Show attracts thousands of Southern Californians annually.  The demographic consists of affluent families with a median income of more than $150,000, well educated home owners, many of whom are ready to purchase products.

Attractive Venue with Food and Drinks

The Dana Point Harbor Boat Show not only attracts many attendees because of its location, but our outdoor dining area experience and live musical entertainment keeps them refreshed, happy, and extends their time at the event.


Collaborative and Flexible Partnerships

We are open to innovative sponsoring partnerships with you. Our show management will be pleased to work with you and your company to customize a program that will maximize your exposure.



You can play an important role at Dana Point’s largest in-water marine event!

Volunteers are needed to help with various show duties, such as registration, parking or shuttle management, dock coordination and much, more. In return you’ll receive FREE admission for you and a significant other, a FREE lunch, FREE event T-Shirt, and FREE parking… all while you are helping with an exciting community event. And in a very special way, you’ll also get to experience the Boat Show & Green Expo from behind the scenes.

If you are interested in helping with this year’s show, call Laurie at 949.496.2979, or fill out the form below. You’ll be glad you did…