Our rare orca encounter you have to see to believe

Hopefully it isn’t news that we live in a desert. Still, a lot of people forget that the ocean is within an easy 5-7 hour drive. Los Angeles, San Diego and parts of Mexico all make a great weekend ocean getaway, which is important to remember when summer rolls around.

On that topic, one of the Phoenix.org team recently vacationed down in San Carlos, Mexico. While there, he captured this stunning video of an encounter with a pod of orcas.

What makes this video extra special is that orcas rarely swim or play in front of a boat like other dolphins do. In fact, the captain and crew of the boat were as excited about the orcas’ behavior as the passengers.

If you want your own ocean encounter without leaving home, check out the Valley’s new attractions Odysea Aquarium and Dolphinaris.