DANA POINT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching – www.DanaWharf.com will debut the landmark Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild,” Saturday, February 4th featuring a hands-on art lesson from famed marine muralist and environmentalist Wyland. Participating kids will board Dana Wharf’s 63-foot catamaran, the Ocean Adventure, and take part in a 20-minute art activity with complimentary art supplies and video instruction from Wyland. A Whale Watching trip will follow the art lesson. 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.
A portion of proceeds from ticket sales from the whale watching excursions will benefit the non-profit Wyland Foundation for marine conservation education and outreach to underserved communities. The Wyland Foundation has served more than 1 million children since 1993.
“The Ocean Adventures will give kids a special opportunity to witness the beauty of the ocean and the best viewing platform to see the whales and dolphins they will be drawing," says Wyland, who was recently commissioned by the United Nations for a series of stamps celebrating the oceans.
Tickets are $59.00 for adults and $44.00 for children, ages 14 and under. Tickets can be purchased at Dana Wharf – www.DanaWharf.com. Trips are a limited engagement, scheduled for February on the weekends, with two trips a day, each lasting three hours. Groups may privately charter the boat, and a larger donation will be made to the Wyland Foundation. Although it’s perfect for corporate outings, no art contest is involved for adults.
Trips will sell out and advance reservations are required. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wyland’s Foundation. For more on the foundation visit http://www.wylandfoundation.org/