“To Melanie, the extraordinary agent who really cares (such a pleasant surprise).
You reach out and touch his little face. His steel-blue skin feels cool and slick, and a little spongy.
Stray brittle hairs are coarse under your fingertips. Then his eye, big and glossy, locks your gaze and captures your heart.
He’s taken a liking to you.
Then, suddenly, with a surprise snort out of his blowhole, he sprays you and the boatload of eager admirers, then disappears in the deep green water.
And that’s only one stop on your journey through Baja Sur, which Rare Finds has accurately dubbed ‘ A Whale Crawl’ because it will put you into the space of – at times in touching range of – not 1 but 4 types of leviathans in just 7 days!
The whales sing all day long but it’s only when the boat motor noise dies down after dark that you can actually hear them. On a boat, watching the sunset, the whalesong ring eerily from the underwater hydrophone!
Moving north to La Paz, meet the Whale Sharks. Paddling hard with your fins, you might just be able to keep up with him. You get so close that you could reach out with your hand and touch him. He is mag-nificent! He may be the biggest fish in the sea, but with no teeth and gentle nature, he is awe-inspiring!
Sleep on an island, at the whale camp, at a swanky yacht marina resort, or in the Hotel California.