When whale watching, boats are required to keep the same speed and trajectory after a whale approaches.
Not that trying to move would have helped. But everyone on the boat loves the close proximity of this leap and the accompanying soaking.
I've been whale watching off the coast of Maui, but only saw a few breaches and blowhole clears. This is AMAZING!
Some might say this looks scary but I believe the whale knew exactly what it was doing!