Incredible moment world's largest fish swims metres from a boat - leaving those ...

Incredible moment the world's largest fish swims just metres from a boat - leaving those on board stunned Stunned skipper and passengers had an amazing encounter with whale shark  Nik Weyel was running wildlife charter when whale shark swam by the boat One of his crew were able to capture the awe inspiring moment on camera 

By Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:43 GMT, 4 March 2020 | Updated: 00:46 GMT, 4 March 2020

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The incredible moment a whale shark swam right up to a boat full of tourists has been captured on camera.  

Skipper Nik Weyel, from New Zealand, had 19 passengers on his boat, the Bay Explorer, when the enormous fish swam past.

The group had originally paid to see dolphins but were treated to much more special experience when they were about 11km off Mauao on the South Island. 

Weyel was left completely amazed by the experience and took to Facebook to share the video.

Nik Weyel was taking visitors on a dolphin and sea life charter off the coast of a when their boat was visited by a 10-metre-long whale shark (pictured)

Nik Weyel was taking visitors on a dolphin and sea life charter off the coast of a when their boat was visited by a 10-metre-long whale shark (pictured)

'Something very very special happened today

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