Skipper the Australian shepherd was one curious canine on the boat outing.
The women were kayaking near a California beach when they were thrust into the air by a breaching whale.
Whales breached, rolled over, spouted and rose up to look directly at the watchers.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for whale watchers off the coast of Nova Scotia.
“That guy deserves to live!”
"It must be hard to lose against the smallest nation that has ever taken part in a championship," the company sympathized.
The magnificent duo enjoyed military 'protection' the whole time.
This whale-watching tour got to see a lot more than it bargained for.