New to boating?
Hit the water knowing the basics. We’ve got the right info to get you started and to keep you safe — from pre-launch checklists right through to what to do in an emergency.
Plan a trip
Heading out on the water is an adventure, whether you’re planning a day trip or a few nights away. Read on so you can plan for the weather and make sure you've got everything you need before heading out.
Whether you’re a new boatie or have been at it for years, we have ‘how-tos’ for almost every part of the boatie experience. Don’t be shy, get stuck in!
The Coastguard app has a boatload of handy features for fishos and boaties, you won’t want to leave the dock without this in your pocket.
Search Coastguard NZ in the App Store and Google Play to download.
Boatie's Best Mate.
Get a Coastguard membership today for peace of mind when you’re out boating.