San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico is a popular tourist destination because it is a winter sanctuary for eastern Pacific gray whales. As a result, tourists can often see gray whales up close and in person, an experience that you can rarely get elsewhere. At San Ignacio, you can get on a small boat, sail into the waters, and at times gray whales may approach you. They aren’t shy and are very friendly.
In the video below, a group of people are out on boat. While sitting on the water, they notice an object moving towards them beneath the water. The object moves closer and closer, and eventually, it’s within arm’s reach. Suddenly, a whale emerges from the water, giving tourists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pet and touch the whales. As they pet, they soon realize that it’s a child whale who is being pushed up by her mother. The whales are extremely friendly, and the entire encounter is fascinating to watch.
I can’t even imagine how the people must have been feeling that day. This is not an experience you commonly hear about. I wish I could have been there myself!
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