Boaters have the “experience of a lifetime” when dolphins are caught by predators. Watch the “unreal” moment.
After watching a pod of dolphins feeding off the coast of California, tourists aboard Dana Wharf Whale Watch’s Ocean Adventures boat were heading back to shore.
That’s when the tourism agency got a report: There it was Killer whales are heading south from Newport.
Passengers were invited to stay on board and join the next tour group, and after everyone “quickly” loaded into Ocean Adventures, the group headed “to the coast for an orca-credible afternoon,” the tour group wrote on Jan. 25. Share Facebook.
When they finally tracked down the whales, boaters saw at least six dolphins from the eastern tropical Pacific heading south before turning and catching several bottlenose dolphins off Strands Beach, the post said.
Pictures show the black-and-white predators darting from the water while baby dolphins leap above them, barely escaping their serrated jaws.
Later that day, another tour group saw killer whales near the Dana Point Headlands, according to the agency. This time, they found another bottlenose dolphin and got to work.
“We followed these amazing whales as they moved about 3 miles offshore and down the coast,” Dana Wharf Whale Watch said.
By the end of their journey, the boaters were tracking at least eight orcas.
This encounter left social media users in awe.
“Unreal,” one person commented. “Life experience!“
“Very exciting“, someone else wrote.
“It was unbelievable“, commented a third person who was on one of the tours. “Beautiful animals!”
Dana Point is located about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles.