Tourists on boat greeted by 40ft whale and her calf—it’s an experience no one can ever forget

This awesome drone footage shows two gray whales and their calves swirling in the aquamarine waters off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. When these “friendly beasts” swim up to a tourist boat, the thrilling adventure unfolds!

Having migrated miles from the Arctic, they come here to breed and calf in warmer waters. The magnificent gray whales have two blowholes on top of the head that enable them to create a distinctive heart-shaped blow. With their bodies covered in barnacles, the scars are left behind after these parasites have been shed, creating a unique pattern that can help to identify them.

Watch this 40-foot mother whale and her calf gurgle and make warbling sounds. The tourists, obviously thrilled, happily play with the gentle giants!