A group of San Diegans aboard a fishing boat Tuesday got lucky when they spotted a rare sight - what appeared to be a pod of orcas, just miles off the La Jolla coastline.
Captain Brian and First Mate Carl of a Coletta Sport Fishing boat first saw the pod while on a charter three to four miles off the shore.
Brian said he has been fishing in San Diego for more than 30 years and has never seen a pod of killer whales in San Diego waters.
He said he was surprised at how elusive and boat shy they were.
The animals were only nearby the boat for a few seconds before they continued on.