The gray whale is the most popular, however there are 8 species of whales that visit each year the decline including the orca, humpback whale, seri, minke, pilot, gray, and the largest mammal in the world, the blue whale. The islands of Loreto is a great place to see these magnificent mammals. The gray whales are known to do a lively show, being naturally curious and social. They like to show to their offspring and get very often close enough to be cherished.
It is one of the true pleasures of a Baja Sur eco-tour to get close to these magnificent creatures. Gray whales are known to approach small boats playfully, putting visitors within arm's length.