Hitching A Ride On A Whale Shark

Jamie Bostwick went swimming with sharks, literally, when he hitched a ride on the fin of a whale shark. INSIDE EDITION has his incredible story.

It is a whale of a tale as one guy was hitched a ride on the world's largest fish, which is a 30-foot long whale shark.
Jamie Bostwick was off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, when he spotted the whale. So, he grabbed the fin and went for a cruise.

Bostwick told INSIDE EDITION’s April Woodard, “It was definitely an adrenaline thing.”

Watch INSIDE EDITION's Interview with Bostwick

Woodard asked, “So, where does this rank on your bucket list?”

He replied, “It was the No. 1 thing I wanted to do, to be honest, to be out in the water and see and ride one of those.”

The kids on the boat went for a ride too. They weren't in danger. Whale sharks have no teeth and despite their giant size they prefer eating small fish, not humans.

Riding a whale shark is not illegal, but marine biologists say they could get germs from human contact.