The boaters were never in any danger, of course, as the humpbacks were bursting from the water to feed on fish. Still, that made the experience no less humbling for Rich and his friend.
"I was just in awe," he told news station KTVA. "I knew that humpbacks do this group feeding. So I knew what was happening as soon as it happened. But to be in the middle of that, to actually experience that as [opposed] to just watching it, it was the most awe-inspiring thing, it's the most amazing thing to have ever happened to me."