BC tour operator captures stunning close encounter with humpback whales (VIDEO)

May 29 2020, 3:05 pm

Spotting whales in the water of the BC coast is an incredible experience anytime, but getting up close and personal with them is a whole different level of encounter.

Such was the case when Eagle Eye Adventures, a whale watching tour agency out of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, encountered humpback whales swimming right below their boat, recently.

We were watching the whales from about 125 meters away when they decided to come and take a closer look,” said Eagle Eye Adventures on Facebook. “Pretty cool experience, a once-in-a-lifetime day on the water.”

Luckily for the rest of us, they caught the whole thing on video.

“We suspect that these whales are being petted in the Mexico area and so they are used to boats and people, we do not pet them, we just let them do their thing and after a while they will take off again,” they added.

Check out this incredible footage for yourself below.

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