How lucky that the humpback whale was just a hatchling. If a full-grown specimen had plunged out of the water in front of the canoe and rammed it, the whole thing would probably have turned out less lightly.
Humpback whale was a playful hatchling
Humpback whales are usually not so aggressive - and in this case too it can be assumed that the young marine mammal simply rammed the canoe out of its play instinct. The canoeists will remember this trip forever. After all, for the horror they were rewarded with this spectacular video.