Whale watchers say they had the "experience of a lifetime" when a humpback whale fully breached just metres from their boat.
The encounter off the coast of Australia near New South Wales left the tourists on board stunned - and soaked.
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A video shows the cheeky adolescent humpback leaping out of the water, twisting in the the air and then crashing back into the ocean.
It was so close to the boat - and the gigantic marine animal so large - that the splash drenched most of the tourists on board.
The onlookers were in awe of their experience, telling 7 News it was "emotional" and they were "blown away".