Fishermen ‘buzz’ after meeting humpback whales

Two boaties enjoyed a close-up encounter with three humpback whales.

The curious group circled fisherman Phil Wyatt’s boat about 16 miles away the Gold Coast.

Wyatt said he “buzzed” when he saw the mammals in what he described as a rare experience.

Two boaties enjoyed a close-up encounter with three humpback whales.
Two boaties enjoyed a close-up encounter with three humpback whales. (9News)

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me, I’ve been fishing there for quite a few years now,” Wyatt said.

He admitted he was “a little nervous” that the whales could turn his boat over.

“My boat is 5 feet long and they were longer than the boat,” Wyatt said.

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Wyatt and his friend enjoyed the spectacle, however, as they captured the experience on video.

“You can’t pay for an experience like that,” he said.

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