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VIDEO: Hawaii sightseeing cruise gets rare glimpse of killer whales

We saw these Orca whales on our trip yesterday!! It is extremely rare to see these whales so close to Kauai. The last reported sighting was in 2011! Our guests and crew truly had a once in a lifetime encounter! Thanks for sharing the video Capt. Cory!! #killerwhales #Kauai #lucky

Posted by Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures and Raft Expeditions on Monday, October 5, 2015
Image source: Captain Andy's Sailing Adventure/Facebook Image source: Captain Andy's Sailing Adventure/Facebook
LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Passengers aboard a recent sunset cruise off Kauai were treated to far more than the gorgeous Hawaii scenery. Sightseers got a rare visit from a pod of orcas.

Scientists say there are only about 350 killer whales in Hawaii’s waters, and usually only one or two sightings a year. Passengers aboard "Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventure" saw four orcas in the water off Port Allen on Sunday.

The last reported sighting in Hawaii was in 2011, according to Capt. Andy’s Facebook post about the encounter.

Mobile users can watch the video here.

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