Guest Slips

Cruising In For A Visit

Visiting yachtsmen are always welcome at DPYC!  Our staff and members will do everything possible to make your visit with us enjoyable.  The information below contains answers to what most visitors ask us concerning their visit.  We hope your stay with us will encourage you to make us a frequent port of call.  Those guests visiting from yacht clubs within the SCYA area, please contact our office to verify reciprocal privileges prior to your arrival.

  • Upon arrival all yachts visiting DPYC must identify themselves by flying their yacht club burgee.  After securing your vessel in the slip assigned, please visit the Front Desk during business hours, present your current yacht club membership card and receive a guest card and information about other reciprocity privileges.
  • Keys for the heads and showers are available from the office. There is a $100 deposit.  Keys must be returned prior to departure at which time your deposit will be refunded.  Should you leave without returning your key, please send it to DPYC and your deposit will be mailed to you promptly.
  • No guest boat shall be allowed to perform repairs of any kind without the express permission of management.
  • DPYC offers wireless internet to our members and guests while on the property and docks.  Please stop by the Front Desk to receive an access code and password to use the 'DPYC' network.  If you have trouble connecting while on your boat, you can always come into the Club during normal hours and relax while you use your wireless devices.
  • Outgoing mail may be left in the mailbox at the entry walkway of the club. There are no public phones on the property. There is a courtesy phone in the lobby for local calls only.

About Our Guest Slips

DPYC operates under a "Certified Clean Marina Plan".

  1. The first three days in a guest slip are free to visiting boaters from clubs with reciprocal agreements and to DPYC members. (NOTE: DPYC matches the number of free nights of the visiting boater's yacht club if that yacht club offers less than three days free.)
  2. Limited to three days free every three months.
  3. For stays from four days up to seven days, Dana Point Yacht Club is required by our lease to charge the same guest slip rates as the community docks in the harbor. (The current rate is $1.00 per foot per over night stay).
  4. All fees must be paid in advance upon registering at the office. (This applies to Members and guests.)
  5. Guests, including members, must provide DPYC with copies of insurance papers and certificate of ownership (the same as required for those renting guest slips at the harbor community docks) as well as current telephone numbers and address.
  6. DPYC members may request to extend their stay for up to a maximum of seven days per extension with the following provisions:
    • DPYC has not reserved the slip(s) for special DPYC events such as races that have a significant number of out-of the-harbor racers (these include but are not limited to the, Around Catalina Race, Seal Beach Race, Long Beach Race, and RHD Charity Regatta.
    • DPYC does not have advance reservations for the slip(s) for visiting boaters who are members of yacht clubs with reciprocal privileges.
    • Other DPYC members have not requested a guest slip.
  7. As per our lease, living aboard is prohibited. Vacationing aboard a vessel for up to 3 weeks is not considered living aboard under the license. To verify that the guest is on vacation rather than living on the boat, the Club will obtain an address of the guest's principal place of residence.