The 5,000-mile gray whale migration from the frigid waters of Alaska's Bering Sea to the warm water lagoons of the Baja Peninsula–the longest known mammal migration in the world–has long attracted our attention. For years, these great animals had been hunted nearly to extinction and have just barely survived as a species. Now, visitors can journey to see these magnificent creatures and experience one of the world's most memorable wildlife adventures. Experienced tour providers will bring you to their uniquely situated "Whale Cabanas," exclusive accommodations set on the shores of Baja's warm water lagoons: San Ignacio Lagoon, Scammon's Lagoon or Magdalena Bay. You'll enjoy the comfort of thatched bungalows or clean rustic camps at night and by day, your group will travel by small boats called "pangas" into the lagoon where hundreds of gray whales come to breed and give birth. Of all the natural experiences in the world, you'll never forget a close encounter with a gentle, 30-ton animal with baby in tow!