The whale broke the water’s surface around 10 am a few hundred yards off of Manomet Point. No one was injured, and the huge marine animal safely slide off the boat and back into the water. The 19-foot boat had only minor damage.
One witness, Justin Enggasser, was on a nearby boat with his son when he watched the whale land on the fishing boat’s bow. He called the experience a “total shock.”
“Can’t believe it’s that close to a boat, that close to us, and especially when it landed on the boat,” he said. “It was just shocking.”
The Plymouth Harbormaster, the Massachusetts Environmental Police, and the NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement are patrolling the area to help keep boaters and whales safe.