You can see many whales on the coastline of South Africa. (Photo: iStock)
A Canadian boat trip turned into a spectacular display of the raw majesty of the ocean when three whales breached at the same time - all captured on video.
The video filmed off the coast of Nova Scotia by Edmond Giroux was shared by Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises, where a lucky group of sea-faring tourists got the chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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The three breaches were perfectly synchronised, as if the humpback whales communicated to each other to perform the stunt just for the boat of onlookers.
Even the guide knew what was coming, heard in the video telling the tourists to get ready for a triple breach.
There has been some comments about the boating company disturbing the whales, which the company responded to.
"There have been several comments about us disturbing the whales, 'waking them up', driving up to them etc. None are true. The whales surfaced after a dive and swam and/or drifted over to us. One 'interacted' with us before joining the other two 'logging' for many minutes before the 'take off'. We did not (ever) approach the whales or 'wake them up'," writes Ocean Explorations on the Facebook post.
This coastline has an abundance of whales, and Nova Scotia's whale watching time is from spring to late fall. Besides the humpback, other whales that frequent this coastline include blue, fin, minke, pilot and sei whales.
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Watch the amazing video below:
What about whale season in South Africa?
But you don't have to travel all the way to Canada to see whales. South Africa's coastline is also popular with these giants of the sea, and springtime is the best whale watching season to see if you can spot maybe your own triple beach.
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These are the top spots to see all the action:
The West Coast
On the Cape West Coast, excellent sightings of southern rights can be enjoyed all the way from Strandfontein to Lambert's Bay, Elands Bay, St Helena Bay, Saldanha Bay and Yzerfontein, just north of Cape Town. Even in the bays of Cape Town southern right whales are frequently spotted. If you’re one of the lucky few, you may even see them from the road along the False Bay coast, or on the scenic coastal Victoria Road. If you don’t want to rely on luck, book a trip with the pros.
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