Video: Dolphin Befriends UK Watercraft Rider


Sure, personal watercraft can be a huge bucket of fun and a great way to even vent off some aggression at the end of the week – but every now and again, we find a PWC is the best way to slow down, relax and draw a little closer to nature. Then, interestingly enough, sometime nature comes to us.

“A man was recently joined by an unexpected guest during a morning ride on Falmouth Bay in the United Kingdom,” a recent article in the Huffington Post recounted. “In a video shared by Cornwall-based Chough Productions, a dolphin follows a Jet Ski rider as he navigates the bay.”

While many of us have enjoyed the company of a dolphin or two in the distance, this experience is entirely unique as the mammal swims alongside the watercraft, even porpoising out of the water right alongside him before diving beneath the ski.

On the description on YouTube, the rider explains, “It followed me for over 10 minutes. Every time I stopped he would pop up beside me and wait for me to start again.”

The Post continues, “It’s not the first time a dolphin has swam alongside someone for an extended length of time. Last month, a pod of dolphins accompanied a long-distance swimmer across New Zealand’s Cook Strait after a great white shark drew near.

“In another instance earlier this year, a dolphin who was separated from her pod off the coast of Australia sought out beachgoers to play with near Sydney.”

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.


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