WATCH: Monterey Bay Kayakers Have Close Call With Whale
Photo via YouTube
A couple of kayakers hanging out in Monterey Bay recently had a very bad day — like a whale of a bad day.
The whale-watching tour company is undoubtedly used to whales breaching the water, offering a breathtaking show for tourists.
However, this video shows not all those involved enjoyed the brief leap from the depths below, because a whale actually landed on a couple of kayakers who were just wading in the water not expecting to get a WWE-style drop from the top ropes.
Sanctuary Cruises offers more details on the Sunday sojourn that turned into a terrifying moment.
Its YouTube description reads: “On our 8 a.m. Sanctuary Cruises whale tour, just outside the harbor in Moss Landing, two kayakers on a tandem kayak were almost crushed to death by a massive, near full-size humpback whale. We stopped to see a large aggregation of humpbacks feeding and carrying on with random acts of hijinks. There were also a lot of kayakers right in the middle of it all. Humpbacks were coming up next to and in the middle of many kayakers. It was amusing. It's all fun and games until someone gets jumped on. The next thing we knew, this thing launched right on top of these two kayakers. That was heavy. The video was shot by Sanctuary Cruises passenger Larry Plants.”
The good news is that everyone seemed to be fine following what was a harrowing ordeal for a couple of people enjoying the cool Northern California waters.
NBC Bay Area states: “The man and woman were reportedly knocked out of the vessel and into the water. They were both wearing life vests, however, and fellow kayakers managed to help them get back to shore.”
"No injuries were reported,” NBC added.
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