Passengers aboard the Cabo Mar fiesta dinner cruise boat are always treated to stunning views of Cabo San Lucas and the rock formations at Land's End, but last week their tranquility was interrupted by a pod of energetic killer whales.
In footage uploaded Thursday, the orcas can be seen breaching close to the 65-foot catamaran and seemingly playing to the crowd.
Killer whales are not commonly seen off Cabo San Lucas, a popular resort destination at the tip of Baja California. But small pods are spotted sporadically in the area, and particularly in the Sea of Cortez.
When the Mexican orcas are encountered they tend to be boat friendly, and sometimes surf in wakes generated by vessels.
Cabo San Lucas boaters, however, are much more likely to see humpback whales or juvenile gray whales at this time of year.