Frantic fishermen abandon ship when a sailfish jumps aboard

Published: August 20, 2015 · Updated: August 16, 2017

Costa Rica is home to the lovely Crocodile Bay Resort, a popular destination for sustainable catch-and-release fishing trips. The prey of choice on these expeditions are sailfish and marlin, massive fish that give any angler a run for their money. Normally the task is to wrestle these large fish closer to the vessel, which was why the fishermen in this video were astonished when a sailfish jumped right inside their boat.

Fortunately, no one was hurt and the fish was safely released back into the ocean. And thanks to Captain Geovanny Leal’s GoPro camera, the whole fiasco was caught on video for us to enjoy.