Incredible video shows the killer whales dragging a California boat and frolicking in their wake

Captain Ryan Sweeney directed a letter of underwater fishing from Brink Expeditions on the San Diego coast near the Coronado Islands when they encountered the whales

Incredible video shows the killer whales dragging a California boat and frolicking in their wake

  • Captain Ryan Sweeney directed a letter of underwater fishing from Brink Expeditions on the San Diego coast near the Coronado Islands
  • He shared that he and his crew were eight miles from the islands, in Mexican waters, when the group of whales arrived
  • "We spent an hour and a half with them while they played around the boat," Sweeney said.

Dailymail.com Reporter

A fishing boat off the coast of southern California enjoyed a friendly visit from a group of orcas on Saturday morning.

Captain Ryan Sweeney ran a letter of spearfishing from Brink Expeditions off the coast of San Diego, near the Coronado Islands.

He shared that he and his crew were eight miles from the islands, in Mexican waters, when the group of whales arrived.

Captain Ryan Sweeney directed a letter of underwater fishing from Brink Expeditions on the San Diego coast near the Coronado Islands when they encountered the whales

Captain Ryan Sweeney directed a letter of underwater fishing from Brink Expeditions on the San Diego coast near the Coronado Islands when they encountered the whales

Captain Ryan Sweeney directed a letter of underwater fishing from Brink Expeditions on the San Diego coast near the Coronado Islands when they encountered the whales

Captain Ryan Sweeney directed a letter of underwater fishing from Brink Expeditions on the San Diego coast near the Coronado Islands when they encountered the whales

"We spent about an hour and a half with them while they were playing around the ship," Sweeney told NBC 7.

"All of us on board were impressed by how curious and inquisitive they were, we even saw the largest eating a corpse of sea lions about 40 meters from the boat, then proceeded to play in our wake, making barrels and surfing the wake."

The captain shared that maybe there were five or six killer whales in the capsule.

He shared that he and his crew were eight miles from the islands, in Mexican waters, when the group of whales arrived

He shared that he and his crew were eight miles from the islands, in Mexican waters, when the group of whales arrived

He shared that he and his crew were eight miles from the islands, in Mexican waters, when the group of whales arrived

Large mammals can be seen playing in the water while the spectators watch excitedly.

"It was really an incredible interaction that very few are lucky enough to experience in the waters of Southern California," he added.

"It's rare that they get so close to our coast during their migration, once in a lifetime," Sweeney added.

"We spent an hour and a half with them while they played around the boat," Sweeney said.

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