WATCH: Giant humpback whale surprises fishermen

Still frame from NBC News video

Some Alaskan fishermen have a whale of a tale to tell.

On Monday they were docked in Ketchikan, getting ready for a fishing charter trip when a whale surprised them.

The giant humpback was only about five feet away when it surfaced.

Those at the marina say the whale has been feeding in the area for the last few days.

Humpback whales can reach lengths of up to 55 feet, with females being bigger than males.

Generally considered friendly and placid, they’ve been known to strike up friendships with other whale species.

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