Humpback whales filmed up close in Turks and Caicos

COCKBURN TOWN, Turks and Caicos Islands, June 27 (UPI) — A passenger on a whale-watching excursion off the coast of Turks and Caicos captured video of a pod of humpback whales swimming beneath the boat.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by user URZALA prod., shows the humpbacks passing beneath the boat before heading toward the surface.

The whales surface near the Salt Cay Divers boat and let sprays of water loose from their blowholes.

“While cruising on the waters of the Turks and Caicos, I noticed some activity at the surface, surrounding the boat,” the video’s description reads. “It was a group of humpback whales, including a mother and her calf coming at us to check out the boat! A truly great moment!”

Salt Cay Divers says the charter encounters humpbacks on most excursions.

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