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.
Every Saturday January - April 2013!!
Art Lesson & VIP Boarding 9am - 9:45am
Whale Watching 10am - 12pm
$25 Kids 14 and under
$5 per person donation to the Wyland
This three hour activity aboard the 63' Ocean Adventures Catamaran
or 95' Dana Pride will begin with a dockside presentation and art lesson,
via video feed, by renowned environmental artist, Wyland! Guests will
learn how Wyland has created some of the best know marine wildlife paintings
and sculptures of our era. The vessel will then depart the dock for
a whale and dolphin watching adventure!
Children can enter their art in an end-of-season contest for the most
accurate portrayal of marine mammals to be judged by Wyland. The winning
child and family will receive a Whale Watching trip accompanied by Wyland
aboard the Ocean Adventure. Other prizes awarded to art winners include
$50 Gift Cards to Wyland's Gallery gift shop, and Whale Watching tickets.
Every child who participates will also receive a coupon for a gift from
Wyland Gallery that they can redeem in Laguna Beach. The mission of
Wyland's foundation is to give both children and adults alike, the tools
they need to become more creative, positive and solution oriented through
art. To take advantage of the pre-boarding and art lesson, a $5 per
person donation to the Wyland
Foundation is required. This special event is limited to first 30
passengers that sign up. Adults are able to participate in the art
lesson; however, the art contest is only for children 14 and under.
Remember, at the end of each trip, children can submit
their drawings to be judged by Wyland himself! The grand prize, awarded
to the child and his and her family for the most accurate portrayal
of a marine mammal, will be a private whale watching trip with Wyland
aboard the Ocean Adventures (valued at $2,000)!
Prizes awarded in these categories - Prizes will be awarded by May 15!
Contest ends on April 30
Grand Prize: Private Charter with Wyland, Child that wins can invite
their immediate family members to attend as well a $2,000 value
Pre-K - 4th Grade category: $25.00 Gift Card to Wyland Studios and 4
Whale Watching tickets
5th Grade - 8th Grade category: $25.00 Gift Card to Wyland Studios and
4 Whale Watching tickets
9th Grade - 12th Grade category: $25.00 Gift Card to Wyland Studios
and 4 Whale Watching tickets
All winning art will be framed by Wyland's team and given to the winner
with the prizes; all other entries will not be returned
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!