If you’ve ever been whale watching you know just how magical the experience can be. If you haven’t, you need to.

That said, kayaking through a pod of feeding whales is likely too much adventure for many of us.

It was definitely more than this couple bargained for.

Larry Plants, a passenger aboard a Sanctuary Cruise ship, filmed the group of kayakers near Monterey Bay’s Moss Landing Harbor in California.

Both kayakers made it safely to shore after their near death encounter with a 60,000 pound mammal.

Thanks to Larry Plants for capturing this moment for the world.