Gateway to della falls

From Great Central Lake to the Della falls trailhead, the West Coast welcomes you!

*** Happy New Year!! Hiking season is just around the corner!

Reservations for the 2022 season will open March 1st. ***

Who we are

Della Falls Water Taxi is a family run business owned and operated out of Great Central Lake. We are fully insured, permitted through British Columbia Parks, and are compliant with all Transport Canada's safety regulations.

What we offer

The Della Falls trail head, located in Strathcona Provincial park, is strictly accessible by water only from Great Central Lake.

We offer a water taxiing service that loads and unloads hikers from the Great Central Lake RV resort & marina and transports them 42 kilometers down the lake to the Della Falls trail head. The boat ride takes about 55 minutes in one of our two vessels. This is a round trip service, we will meet the hikers back at the trail head on their predetermined completion date. If the hike doesn't interest you, we offer tours around the lake with an abundance of knowledge about the area and it's wild history. Please feel free to email us with any inquiries.

When can i Go?

Our typical operating season is from May 15th to September 15th

Please email with any other inquiries outside of our regular operating season.

Where is it?

We operate out of the Great Central Lake RV resort & Marina. Located at 11000 Central Lake Road. Head west out of Port Alberni on Highway #4 and after roughly 12 kilometers, turn right onto Central Lake Road. Proceed 8 kilometers and pass through the buildings and tanks that belong to the Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery. About 100 meters further you will come to a "T" intersection where the pavement ends and the entrance to the resort is straight ahead.


There is no parking inside the resort. Once you reach the "T" intersection and spot the entrance sign, turn around and park along side the main or gravel road. There is also a gravel lot on the right hand side of the main road you're welcome to park in. It's just a 2 min walk from there to the marina where you will meet your taxi guide.

How Much does it Cost?


  • 1-2 people - $165.00 each

  • Groups of 3-5 people - $140.00 each

  • Kids 12 years old and under - $90.00 each

  • Pets - $40.00 each

  • Seniors 65 and older receive a 15% discount

  • Add 5% GST to all above prices

  • Prices are for the 2 way round trip

  • Please note if you are a party of less than 5 you may have to share the boat ride with another group of hikers.

  • 50% deposit at time of booking to secure spots, balance due 7 days prior to departure.

  • Non-Refundable deposit, Unless notified at least 14 days prior to departure.

  • Payment methods - All payments processed on our online payment system : Wave

    1. EFT ( Secure bank transaction done through our billing app ) similar to E-transer.

    2. All major credit cards

How do i book?