10/30/2012 04:39 EDT | Updated 10/31/2012 02:02 EDT

Dolphins, Rainbow Captivate Horseshoe Bay Boaters (VIDEO)

A group of boaters in Horseshoe Bay got the ultimate B.C. experience when a pod of dolphins began following their water taxi back to shore -- while a rainbow arched over the water.

UBC student Amy Poulston took a video of the experience while returning home from a friend's cabin on Bowyer Island, an isolated island in the middle of Howe Sound.

Poulston and her friends noticed the rainbow first and then saw the water mammals following them. Naturally, she took out her camera.

"This is one of the most beautiful things me and my friends had ever seen," she told The Huffington Post B.C. on Tuesday. "Either the rainbow or the dolphins would have been beautiful on their own, but to happen at the same time was truly extraordinary."

She said the water taxi captain told the group he had seen dolphins in Howe Sound "fairly often" and that they are more likely to appear in the waters at this time of year.

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