Towards the end of November, grey whales begin to migrate from the Bering Sea to Baja California. It takes them from 5 to 8 weeks to reach the San Ignacio and Ojo de Liebre Lagoons, and Magdalena Bay, where they procreate and start raising their young. They start back to Alaska by mid February, adult males and females with no offspring leaving first. Mothers and their young calfs leave later on, many of them not until the end of April.
The grey whales are called the Friendlies by the locals because they will approach the boats and allow people to touch and pet them. A baby whale is at the side of every mother whale. It was fun to see them within arms reach.