It’s whale season once again along our shores, and once again we are indebted to Kayak Trinidad for sending along video of some lucky oceangoers’ close encounter with one of these behemoths.

Kayak Trinidad’s Hallie Heath shot the video above early today. Check out that blowhole action! Also kind of a tepid tail-flop in there.

Says Kayak Trinidad: 

We run whale watching kayak tours daily coinciding with the gray whale migration March through May. This was an especially good close encounter with a cow & calf pair and another adult feeding near our group for about an hour, but there are 25,000 gray whales passing by over the next month and a half or so odds of encounters and sightings are easy to come by.

We’d also like to remind folks on the water to keep it safe for the whales and maintain distance. If you find yourself in close proximity the best thing to do is stop your motor or stop paddling to avoid causing any harm to these awesome giants of the sea.