Video: Humpback whale breaches on top of kayakers

Posted at 3:26 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 03:26:49-04

MOSS LANDING, Calif. — A passenger on a recent whale-watching tour captured some dramatic moments on video, when a humpback whale jumped out of the water and nearly crushed two kayakers.

The Sanctuary Cruises whale-watching tour happened over the weekend in the Monterey Bay in California.  According to the video description on YouTube, the tour happened upon a large gathering of humpbacks that were feeding and coming up for air among some kayakers.  Suddenly, a whale breached and splashed back down, nearly crushing a tandem kayak.

The video shows the two people who had been on-board were uninjured in the encounter.