Ferry crew and passengers treated to rare leap from minke whale 

Crew and passengers onboard the Filla got a rare and amazing sight of a large minke whale breaching out of the water on Saturday morning as they headed towards Vidlin on the scheduled run from Skerries.

The mammal took two large leaps, causing quite a splash before disappearing.

All that witnessed it said it was great to see the whale at only a couple of boat lengths ahead of the bow.

Photographer Ivan Reid said it’s a rarity to witness this type of whale in these positions, as they are usually seen just calmly sailing along feeding.


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