The Dana Point Historical Society will honor Donna Kalez of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching and Gisele Anderson of Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari.
The evening begins at 5:30pm with drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the patio followed by an interview inside at 6:30pm featuring our two Founders Day recipients.
Gisele Anderson and Donna Kalez, co-directors of the Dana Point Whale Watching Company, trademarked Dana Point as the Dolphin & Whale Capital of the World in 2019. In 2021, the World Cetacean Alliance, the world’s largest marine conservation partnership, named Dana Point as the first Whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Kalez and Anderson oversaw a rigorous application process through 2020 and received the official designation last January.
Kalez is the general manager of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, and Anderson operates Capt. Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari with husband Dave Anderson.
Unvaccinated attendees should wear masks at all times during the event. Vaccinated attendees may choose to wear masks when indoors, if desired.