03/15/2014 12:58 EDT | Updated 05/14/2014 05:59 EDT

200 dolphins surround Royal Canadian Marine in Howe Sound

Search and rescue volunteers with the Royal Canadian Marine in West Vancouver, B.C., had a wild encounter during a training mission in Howe Sound on Thursday.

Some 200 dolphins surrounded the unit's boat and began jumping through its wake. The SAR members say they are used to seeing the odd whale or dolphin while out at sea, but never a pod this large. 

The unit managed to capture their experience on camera. Click the video above to see more.