Summer is right around the corner, which means the prime season for water sports is almost upon us.
That means its almost time to fire up the boat and go water skiing, kneeboarding, tubing, or for these Orca whales, slipstream the wake of a boat.
Those aboard the boat in this video are mesmerized by the massive orcas swimming closely behind their vessel and breaching the water.
I will say that the video is stunning to watch and the whales jumping out of the water that close to the boat allows for viewers to get a better idea of just how large these orcas are.
Orcas, which are also referred to as “Killer Whales,” are the largest members of the dolphin family. Male Orcas can weigh upwards of 14,000 pounds and stretch over 32 feet, while their female counterparts usually weigh in around 10,000 pounds and measure around 27 feet.
The whales are known to travel in “family pods” and often hunt in packs, which might explain why these two Orcas are hanging out together in the wake that this boat leaves behind.
In the video, it really does look like these Killer whales are having a “killer time” (pun intended). This has to be the equivalent of going to an amusement park for these massive mammals.
Probably all amusement parks except for Sea World…
I doubt the whales would be this happy in enclosed captivity. Maybe that wasn’t the best comparison now that I think about it.
Also, if I were these boat goers, I would be reveling in the natural beauty of these whales just like they are, but I would also be thinking “boy I hope one of these don’t land on my boat.”
From what I understand, whales are pretty intelligent, so I don’t think it would be likely for one of them to throw themselves onto a moving boat.
However, we all make mistakes (I spilled my coffee just this morning), so it could be possible that one of the Orcas gets a little too confident and overshoots one of its playful water breaches.
So I’m perfectly fine with watching the majestic creatures gracefully emerge from and then fall back into the water from a distance (this video) rather than be up close and personal with my own boat on the line.
Watch these Orca whales have a hell of a time below: