DANA POINT, California (NBC) -Whale watchers were treated to an incredible sight off the coast of Dana Point, California on Sunday.

Hundreds of dolphins put on a spectacular show for passengers and crew aboard Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari.

The pod of dolphins could be seen in the distance frolicking in the water.

It's not known what caused them to make a drastic move and stampede directly toward the boat, but it's a sight the folks on board won't soon forget.

In an amazing display of speed and agility the dolphins were traveling in their fastest mode, known as porpoising.

Dana Point has the greatest density of dolphins per square mile and the animals can be seen there throughout the year, sometimes in herds numbering more than 10,000.

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