Touching Whales in the Wild

girl touching a baby gray whale in the wild

Have these Whales Been Trained?

These whales are completely wild and have not been trained. You could say that over the years they have been habituated to interacting with tourist boats as the whales are intelligent, curious and like to scratch their bellies on the undersides of the tour boats.

What type of whales are these?

These are gray whales that will spend about 4-6 months of each year migrating between Alaska and Mexico. This is a 16,000-22,000 km (9,900-13,700 mi) round trip which is believed to be the longest annual migration of any mammal. They are baleen whales, can grow to being longer than a school bus (49ft) and about as heavy as 2 school buses (36 tonnes).

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