Transient Orca facts:

Transients, also known as Bigg’s killer whales are famous around the world because of their fantastic and dramatic “hunting dances”. These whales have been doing well in more recent years. A significant factor for their rebounding numbers is the population  of harbour seals growing steadily to a stable, and healthy level.

Interestingly, despite how similar they appear to the Southern Resident Orca, Biggs orcas do not interbreed or interact with the southern residents. They even speak an entirely different dialect when vocalizing with each other. Biggs whales tend to travel in smaller groups of about 3-7 individuals as this is an optimal number for hunting in stealth mode.

Come join one of our amazing Whale Watching tours to see these majestic predators in all their beauty. Our Captains are all trained Naturalists and passionate about wildlife and conservation. Our vessel is powered by quiet engines with the lowest emissions. We work collaboratively with researchers and support the Centre for Whale Research.

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