Swimming With A Humpback Whale in the BVI

When traveling through the Caribbean you’ll visit unbelievable places, see natural beauty found no other place in the world, and of course drink some of the best rum. Then if you’re lucky, really lucky, you’ll get to experience something like what Randall experienced on a recent trip to the British Virgin Islands. Swimming with a whale.

Randall and his wife Tonia are frequent Caribbean travelers and long time RSR readers. On a recent sailing trip through the BVI they were lucky enough to swim with a lone Humpback Whale. They watched the whale as much as the whale watched them. This dance lasted over an hour. An hour that will last for the rest of their lives.

“Ran into this Humpback Whale off the Anegada reef on our way from Virgin Gorda. Was able to hang out and play with it for over an hour. Amazing experience!!! “

Here is the great video they made of the experience set to the music of Zac Brown Band. Truly awe-inspiring.

Swimming with a humpback whale…. from radeaver on Vimeo.

I don’t know about you, but doing something like this would be something I’d remember for the rest of my life. Have you ever had an experience like this?


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By |2016-12-31T11:58:27-04:00March 27th, 2012|British Virgin Islands|6 Comments

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Just a salty pirate looking to explore and document the wonders of the Caribbean. Professional blogger, rum judge, consultant, marketer, and consumer of blue water beauty.


  1. Kathy March 27, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Wow!! That is a truly awesome encounter! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. SOonthebeach March 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    WOW! So very cool. Music is perfect too. What an experience. I have only seen some whale tails from a boat. Thank you!!

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    RumShopRyan March 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    My pleasure! Thanks for the comments Kathy and SOonthebeach! Cheers!

  4. Amelia April 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Ryan – this is AMAZING! And I can’t believe it was right here in our backyard! This is most definitely a dream of mine…to swim with a whale. What beauty and grace. I’m going to mention it on my blog too! Thanks!

  5. Kerry Hucul April 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Please, this should also be credited to myself, as a fair amount of the above video was actually shot my myself… I took two video’s which are here:

    Thank you!

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    RumShopRyan April 21, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Thanks Kerry, I didn’t know that. Friends with Randall?

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