An Arizona couple enjoying a relaxing canoe trip recently off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Maui got an unexpected visit from an ocean friend.

While Laurent Lebihan was filming the beautiful ocean view, a humpback whale popped up, giving their vessel what CBS called a “love tap” — an appropriate designation given that it’s mating season for the whales right now — and scaring the bejesus out of his girlfriend.

Humpback Whale Nearly Capsizes Boat Couple Canoeing in Off Mauis coast

Laurent Lebihan’s girlfriend gazing at the serene water, probably not thinking about what lurks beneath. (Image: YouTube screenshot)

Humpback Whale Nearly Capsizes Boat Couple Canoeing in Off Mauis coast

The whale initially hits the boat with its flukes (tail). (Image: YouTube screenshot)

Humpback Whale Nearly Capsizes Boat Couple Canoeing in Off Mauis coast

Then he showed his face on the other side. (Image: YouTube screenshot)

The canoe didn’t capsize, although it was given quite a shake, and the whale was unharmed as well. Here’s what Lebihan wrote of the encounter in the video’s description:

We were out whale watching and totally caught off guard. Good thing it was an adolescent whale and nothing bad happened.

Humpback Whale Nearly Capsizes Boat Couple Canoeing in Off Mauis coast

The whale left these waves in its wake. (Image: YouTube screenshot)

Watch the CBS report that includes the footage:

Here’s the original video posted to YouTube, which has more than 426, 000 views since being posted Sunday:

(H/T: Daily Mail)