Riding the Current

Taiga Team

In preparation for launching the Ride the Current Tour, we invited our earliest pre-order clients to take the Orca Carbon for a spin in Montreal’s St. Lawrence River. Judging by the big smiles on their faces as they docked, riding this much-anticipated electric watercraft for the first time was an experience they won’t soon forget.

Here at Taiga, we’re proud to be building a diverse community of off-road explorers, who range in age from early 20s to 80-plus years old. They’re a big reason why we’ve worked so hard to design, build, and fine-tune the world’s first mass-production electric personal watercraft, and we couldn’t wait to hear what they had to say about it.

“It’s similar to the feeling you get when going from a gas-powered car to driving a Tesla for the first time.” Pierre E., Taiga Orca pre-order holder

“I was very impressed with how the acceleration kicked in, and the best part is, there’s not a sound.” Michel C., Taiga Orca pre-order holder

Before climbing aboard the Orca, guests had a chance to chat with our CEO, Sam Bruneau, and our product specialists to get a rundown of the vehicle’s features.

Thanks to its carbon fibre deck and hull, the Orca Carbon is remarkably easy to maneuver, remaining stable even at high speeds. The electric motor is whisper-quiet, which makes it easy to carry on a conversation while driving—something that’s just not possible with a loud gas-powered watercraft. Overall, the Orca offers a fun-filled experience. Beginners can practise using the vehicle’s Eco-mode, designed for efficient driving, then switch to various other modes when they’re ready to test out higher speeds.

“Easy steering—it's very fast, it's exhilarating. Turns extremely tight corners!” Jessica E., Taiga Orca pre-order holder

“You don’t hear the engine; it’s just silent riding. It’s really cool!” Brandon C., Taiga experience attendee

Of course, the highlight of the day was getting to carve through the water on this sleek, quiet, nimble watercraft.