A stunning video captures the jump of a humpback whale over a fishing boat.


In the Californian waters of Monterey Bay, south of San Francisco, a humpback whale “splashed” on onlookers who had come to watch cetaceans.

From time to time, the spectacle of nature offers itself to us in a totally improvised way, and this is what makes it even more beautiful. South of San Francisco, Monterey Bay can offer visitors the opportunity to observe cetaceans on the surface, whenever they want. In particular, it is a very popular spot for spotting humpback whales.


That day, the tourists were curious. A humpback whale jumped out of the water, jumping right next to a fishing boat, with a front row seat to this grandiose spectacle.

Douglas Craft

Douglas Craft

The scene was immortalized by a certain photographer, Douglas Craft, who testifies to the Maritime Herald : “The whale was huge. If I had been the fisherman, I’d probably need new underwear.”. On the pictures, we do get the impression that the whale makes the boat look like a tiny raft.

Douglas Craft

Douglas Craft

For her part, another witness to the scene, Kate Cummings, managed to film it: “It was exciting to film this. The whale had already jumped out of the water a little further, but the more it jumped, the closer it got to the boat. I didn’t think the whale and the boat would be so perfectly aligned..

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