Ahoy! Thar She Blows!
Southern California’s summer tourists may have come and gone, but this winter a different type of tourist will be traveling along the West Coast and heading to Baja during its annual migration: the majestic California Gray Whale. The whales will begin their migration in late November, but from March 2 – 3 and 9 – 10 hundreds of these 35-ton leviathans will splash through the seaside community of Dana Point, California – the West Coast’s premier location to meet and greet these incredible creatures during the 42nd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales.
The Dana Point Festival of Whales is one of Southern California’s largest seafaring celebrations and reaches out to whale admirers around the world. Dana Point is teeming with festivities every winter during this special time of year, offering something for everyone. The Festival draws nearly 100,000 visitors each year.
Festival highlights include an opening day parade, Street Fare for culinary lovers of all ages, art exhibits, classic car exhibits, paddling events, sand sculpting, concerts on land and water, environmental activities, educational opportunities, interpretive crafts, kids activities, and of course, whale watching excursions on a variety of vessels or whale watching from breathtaking Dana Point Headlands Conservation Park. For those wishing to spend more than a day admiring these mighty leviathans and taking in the sights of beautiful Dana Point, a variety of accommodations are available throughout the city, many offering whale watching packages and unforgettable ocean and harbor view guest rooms. The 2013 Festival invites visitors to migrate to each and every exciting event via complimentary shuttle service provided throughout the Festival venues!
For background information on the Festival and Dana Point, as well as a detailed Calendar of Events visit us online at www.festivalofwhales.com. I hope you’ll consider sharing this exciting event with your audience.
And…you’re invited! All credentialed media representatives are encouraged to join us on Thursday, February 7, 2013 for a two-hour whale watching excursion, hosted by Dana Wharf Whale Watching. We will be departing the Dana Wharf docks in Dana Point at 2:30 p.m., so if you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP no later than Monday, January 28th and be at the docks by 2 p.m. for boarding. Specific directions to the dock will be provided when you RSVP to me at 949-499-4499 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Snacks and beverages will be served on board. Please note this is a fantastic photo opp, so please consider also sending a representative to capture the great visuals.
For more information on the Festival media materials, please contact me at 949-499-4499. If you are unable to attend our media day excursion, it would be my pleasure to arrange for photography, interviews or a personal whale watching excursion for you and/or your staff. Thank you for your interest in the Dana Point Festival of Whales!
Dana Point Festival of Whales