Heading off on a boating tour is a great way to experience a whale up close. While some trips leave you without even seeing a flipper, most boat tour guides are able to leave you with a memorable trip. However, one woman’s experience was completely unbelievable when her boat suddenly started to shake!
20. Whale Watching
Whale watching tours are a pretty popular excursion for many people. For such a tour you head out on a boat in search of whales!
19. Mixed Reviews
However, the experience can vary depending on how the tour goes. Sometimes you can go on an entire tour and not even see the shadow of a whale. Other times a whale will greet you with a sweet flipper!
18. Tour Guides
However, many of the tour guides go out of their way to provide boat riders with a great experience. They try very hard to locate the whales and find exactly where they are and that’s exactly what happened on one woman’s trip!
17. Unforgettable Experience
Off in Australia, passengers on one boat tour were about to get the experience of a lifetime. After all, it’s not every day that you get so up close to a whale. So what exactly happened?
Port Jet Cruise Adventures operates out of New South Wales, Australia. What makes this boat tour so unique is their yellow boats that are able to get quite close to the whales. However, how are they able to do this without disturbing them?
15. No Disturbance
Another aspect that makes these boats so unique is that they are equipped with eco-friendly engines. These engines allow the boats to get super close to the aquatic life nearby without disturbing them in any way.
Sometimes, if the whales are bold enough, they’ll interact with some of the passengers on board. At times they’ll float along by the boats as if to say ‘hello’ to the humans that are floating nearby.
13. So Sweet
Often times, the whales will stick a flipper out to wave hello to everyone on the boats. Everyone is always so excited to see the whales as this is exactly the kind of experience that they paid to have.
12. One Day
On one particular day, however, boat riders were in for the surprise of a lifetime. On this day, the boat riders were very happy to report they had seen a great deal of whales. However, one whale, in particular, was especially friendly.
11. Friendly Whale
On this trip, one whale decided that he wanted to be a bit of showoff. He was obviously feeling quite social and wanted to say ‘hello’ to everyone. One woman was filming the situation as it occurred.
In the video footage, you can tell that the boat begins to rock. In the distance, you can see a few whales fins flapping around. However, one in particular began to get closer and closer.
9. More Intense
The rocking got more and more intense. Everyone on the boat was holding their breath as they braced themselves for what would happen next. Then the unthinkable happened.
8. Enormous Whale
Then suddenly, an enormous whale happens to emerge out of the water. His entire body is visible to everyone on board. It was the closest any of them would ever get to a whale again.
In the woman’s video footage, you can hear everyone on the boat gasp as the whale jumps in the air. The whale was only a few feet away from the boat. It was quite the dramatic entrance.
Everyone on the boat was beyond excited by the moment they just experienced. In the video footage, you can hear everyone go on and on about how amazing what they had just seen was!
5. Very Close
If you pay close attention to the video, you can hear one group of people saying “That was a bit close…” Since the whale is so enormous, what happened when it finally landed back into the water?
4. Big Splash
As the whale proceeded to land back into the water, he made an enormous splash. Everyone on the boat got absolutely soaked and screamed out in excitement. It was a thrilling experience for them all.
3. Adrenaline Rush
Everyone on the boat got a truly invigorating adrenaline rush. After all, not many people have ever managed to get that close to a whale and leave unharmed. It was a one-of-a-kind experience.
2. Lots of Views
The video footage caught by the woman was eventually uploaded onto Facebook where it received a ton of views. Since being uploaded it has received over 300,000 views.
1. Always Remember
One thing is for certain, this whale boating experience is one that will never be forgotten by any of the passengers on the boat. It is amazing that the experience was recorded for all to see!