Animals Video

By Jamie Smith

This is the hilarious moment a plucky seal delighted tourists when it swam alongside a speed boat before jumping on and hitching a ride.

The cheeky seal can be seen desperately trying to keep up with the power boat while thrilled passengers watch on.

After getting tired the agile animal eventually jumps up onto a ledge on the back of boat and hitches a ride.

Tara Gleasom, from Texas filmed the extraordinary moment during a trip to Cabo San Lucas.


The 27-year-old was on holiday with family when she spotted the seal.

She said: “The seals in this marina will follow fishing boats in to try and eat their live bait.

“This seal had followed a couple boats before finding this one that he could jump up on the back of it.

“This seal for us made the tour and it wasn’t even planned.”