Jumping Dolphins Delight California Sightseers

Dozens of dolphins were seen swimming and leaping alongside a whale-watching tour boat off the shore of Newport Beach, California, on December 3.

A Newport Whales tour vessel was traveling near Newport Beach when passengers spotted the pod.

“At least 40 offshore bottlenose dolphins rocketed out of the water for fun, delighting our whale-watching passengers,” tour organizer Jessica Roame told Storyful. “Some even jumped over 10 feet into the air,” she added.

The video shows the dolphins ‘stampeding’ alongside the tour boat, sparking cheers from the passengers. Credit: Jessica Roame via Storyful