Whale, whale, whale. Would you look at that! Kayak Trinidad guide Nick Butterfield had a delightful encounter with a mother gray whale and her calf in Trinidad Bay today.

The whales hung around a tour group of kayakers for nearly two hours and at times came within just a few feet of their boats. “That’s about as close as you can get to a whale,” Butterfield noted in the video as one of the whales breached.

Jason Self, the owner of Kayak Trinidad, said gray whales will be migrating up the coast and through Trinidad Bay for the next few weeks, moving slowly and close to shore. “When the swell and wind are mild, the odds of spotting them from shore [and] from most area overlooks will be possible,” he told the Outpost.