ABOUT THE WYLAND FOUNDATION
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland,
the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation
to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through
public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The
foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative,
positive, and solution-oriented. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization and has worked directly with more than one million children
since its inception in 1993.
WYLAND WHALE WATCHING
ART LESSONS IN THE WILD
Dana Wharf and The Wyland Foundation have entered into a partnership
to offer the most unique and creative experience on the water.
$5 donation includes Art Lesson and 2-hour whale watching adventure package for children ages 3-12.
(*Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
– with up to 2 children allowed per adult.)
$25 Kids 12 and under (Without Art Lesson Participation)
Running every Saturday January 25th - April 26th, 2014, from 9am – noon,
participants get an art lesson presented by Wyland, via video feed, then
continue the adventure with a 2-hour whale watching trip – all on Dana
Wharf's flagship 95 ft. vessel, the Dana Pride. All children's artwork will be
entered into a contest to win prizes including the GRAND PRIZE of a
framed limited edition signed and numbered giclee on paper of Wyland's
"Tails of Great Whales" valued at over $1,000!
All participates also receive a FREE GIFT from Wyland's art studio (valued at $20), and accompanying adults get FREE coffee – a true bargain for the required $5 donation. For those over 12, the 2-hour whale watching adventure is $45, and $35 for military & seniors (55 and over). The kids price is normally $25 for children (3-12) – making this package a particularly exceptional value at only $5, with all donation proceeds benefitting Wyland Foundation art and science education
Carefully chosen by Wyland himself, winners of the contest will be announced May 11th at Dana Wharf. There are winners from each of three categories, including 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years of age. One winner from each
category will receive a $25 gift card to the Wyland studio in Laguna Beach and two free whale watching tickets
from Dana Wharf. The winning artwork from each category will be framed and hung for public viewing at Dana Wharf during the month of May. The Grand Prize winner will receive a framed limited edition signed and numbered giclee on paper of Wyland's world renowned painting, "Tails of Great Whales" valued at over $1,000!
Check out Kylee Freiderichs, the winner of the 2012 contest, and her family on their cruise with Wyland!
Fish for Life founder Jim Holden, Wyland, and Dana Wharf
General Manager Donna Kalez.
ABOUT THE GRAY WHALE MIGRATION The Gray Whale migration is one of the longest mammalian odysseys
on the planet. They depart their feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi
Seas end of summer, heading south, towards Baja California, Mexico at
an average rate of 3-6 mph. They can be seen on their southbound route,
off the coast of Dana Point, from end of November through February. Once
they reach the calm protected lagoons of Baja, they give birth to their
calves and mate. The newborns acquire a critical layer of fat from their
mother's milk, so they can survive the long journey back to Alaska, escorted
by their mothers. They can be spotted on their northbound journey, off
Dana Point, from February through end of April. Our guests spend their
trip cruising up and down the spectacular south Orange County Coastline
and may view areas such as Strands Beach in Dana Point, South Laguna,
San Clemente Pier and Seal Rock. Wildlife typically seen include common
dolphin, California sea lions, seals, cormorant, pelicans and sea gulls.
The adventure offers the chance to see Gray Whales. Fin, Humpback, Orca,
Blue and Minke whales as well as sharks and other exciting marine life
may be spotted too.
ABOUT THE VESSEL Dana Wharf's newest vessel is the 63' catamaran, the Ocean Adventures,
which comfortably holds up to 49 passengers. This luxury vessel was built
exclusively for Dana Wharf and is the newest boat in the California whale
watching business! This eco-friendly vessel is the future of whale watching
and features high-tech viewing cameras mounted at the bow, a roomy viewing
deck, and the smoothest ride on the water! You will LOVE this vessel!
For more information on the Ocean Adventures, please visit www.ococeanadventures.com!