Watch hundreds of dolphins swim alongside ferry from Nanaimo (VIDEO)

Fewer things brighten up a ferry ride to or from Vancouver Island more than a little wildlife spotting. Such was the case this week when a man taking the ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay filmed a pod of 200 dolphins swimming alongside a B.C. Ferries vessel.

“Escorted by 200 dolphins on the 8:25 am BC Ferry to Horseshoe Bay on my way to Rogers Arena. Wow!” Henry Irizawa wrote in his Facebook post regarding the awe-inspiring video.

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Check out the footage:

Irizawa, of Comox, told CTV News he could tell the dolphins were having lots of fun and were full of joy. He and his fellow passengers had been alerted to the presence of the dolphins by the captain, who had shared with folks on board that a couple hundred of the mammals were frolicking next to the boat.

Other passengers took to social media to share what they saw on Tuesday with Irizawa, as well as those who’d seen the dolphins the day before, too:

— With a file from the Times Colonist

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