VIDEO: Tourists have close call with breaching whale

By AG Staff July 18, 2017
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The whale breached just metres away from a tourist-filled boat.

BREACHING WHALES are certainly a coveted sight throughout Australia’s annual whale season, however one dingy full of tourists have narrowly escaped what could have been a disaster.

Mark Collins, a resident of Dunsborough, captured the three whales circling the tourists-filled boats, when all of a sudden one of the marine giants breached and crashed just metres away from the vessel, causing rows of large waves to destabilise the boat.

“We thought ‘Geez, that was a bit close’,” he told WA News. “You could hear the screams in the background.”

All whale watchers and their vessels are encouraged to keep a safe distance from the marine mammals.