Just off the coast of Cancun Mexico a tourist on a day excursion looking for whales had a “whale” of an encounter. The tourist on the small skiff was able to get give the gray whale a friendly kiss.
The day excursion party was on Pachico’s Eco Tours in San Ignacio Lagoon with 10 other passengers when a gray whale swam to the boat and allowed the people to pet the whale.
The video was shot last month by Edward Berlin, who traveled to Mexico from California.
“Whales, whales, and more whales on our second day in the lagoon,” writes Berlin on YouTube. “One is hanging out under water. Another one kisses Gizem. And, finally, one surprises Jamie with a spy hop close up.”
To get the water shots, he used a waterproof encasing on his GoPro camera, he writes.
According to the Pachico’s Eco Tours website, the company guarantees people will see the whales within a few yards of the boat, but whether the whales get close enough to touch depends on the whale. The company makes it clear its boats will not chase or harass a whale—any interaction with humans is made on the whale’s terms.
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