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Having a friendly encounter with an animal is one of the most exciting things that can happen at sea, and these humans hit the jackpot! From taking a selfie with a gray whale and getting a special show from a calf to witnessing a dolphin stampede — these experiences are ones for the books.

Video 1 via Newport Whales, video 2 via Silver Shark Adventures, and you can check out the third video below, from Capt Dave's Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari.

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