Watch the moment the whales surfaced.
Whales have been spotted breaching waters off the coast of Cornwall.
At least two were seen by people on a boat trip around Falmouth Bay. Wet Wheels, a charity which gives disabled people the chance to go boating, had organised the trip.
David Rogers, from the charity, said he believed the pair were fin whales - which can reach lengths of 80 feet and weigh almost 80 tonnes.
“We’ve seen whales before but never this close. We had a group of autistic young adults onboard accompanied by their families and they were in complete amazement. Totally beyond anything they expected and a first boat trip for one of them too!"
When a whale surfaces, it exhales warm breath, shooting air from a blowhole on top of its head. Whales are mammals and can’t breathe underwater, so they surface to stock up on oxygen.
They travel in numbers called ‘pods’. A pod is roughly made up of two to 30 whales, but multiple pods can join together of up to a few hundred whales during breeding seasons.