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Ensenada Whale Watching
If you're fortunate to be visiting Ensenada in the months of January through March, it's likely that at some point during your stay you'll be treated to the sight of whales spouting off shore. Many whales that feed in northern waters migrate south each year. From mid to late fall, gray whales make the longest migration of any mammal, a 6,000 mile journey from their summer homes in the Bering and Chukchi Seas between Alaska and Siberia, to winter in the warm waters of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. At the end of their 5,000 mile journey from the Bering Sea, hundreds of Pacific gray whales congregate each year in protected, shallow lagoons of San Ignacio, Scammon's, Ojo de Liebre and Magdalena Bay to mate, bear their young and pass the winter months before returning north in the spring. The grey whale is the most popular, however their are eight species of whales that visit Baja Every year including orca, humpback, finback, sei, minke, pilot, gray and the world's largest mammal, the blue whale. Ensenada is a good place to view these magnificent creatures. Gray whales are known to make a lively show, being naturally curious and social. The whales like to show off their young and sometimes even getting close enough to be petted. There are several companies that specialize in whale watch tours. Most of these companies have had years of experience, and have the whale watching routine down to an art. Whale Watching tours often times can include lodging, transportation, and meals. Below is a list of types of whale watching tours and trips in Ensenada Baja California, Mexico.