Tourists Have Close Whale Encounter Off Point Loma

A group of tourists were in for a treat when several gray whales surrounded their boat over the weekend.

The boat being skippered by Sail San Diego was coasting about a mile past the Point Loma Lighthouse, when the whales emerged.

Andy Seeley of Sail San Diego said the whales came so close they touched the boat. They also turned on their sides, appearing to look at the boat and crew.

Seeley said the tourists, many of whom are from New Jersey, were amazed with the close encounter.

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