A group of whale watchers were treated to an exciting surprise when a “stampede” of dolphins swam alongside their boat off the coast of Dana Point, California.
Drone footage taken during a whale-watching cruise organized by Capt Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari shows the pod of dolphins leaping across the deep blue water as the boat glides behind them.
Speaking to Storyful, the company said that the area has more dolphins per square mile than anywhere else in the world, with over 450,000 common dolphins off the coast of Dana Point alone.
“Common dolphins like these love to approach and ride the pressure wave created by boats,” they said. “Dana Point made famous the ‘dolphin stampede’!” they added. Credit: Capt. Dave's Whale Watching