Useful sites

There are many useful websites related to safe boating in New Zealand. We suggest you Google information related to your specific region or type of boating.
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) are distress beacons designed for maritime environments. They are waterproof and designed to float upright in water.

Coastguard Boating Education
Coastguard Boating Education is New Zealand's leading provider of recreational boating courses, with more than 40 core and specialty programmes available for all levels of knowledge and ability.

Coastguard New Zealand
Coastguard is dedicated to “saving lives at sea” and operate 24/7, 365 days of the year, with professional volunteers on call, ready to respond.

MetService provides weather and information services including marine forecasts and coastal storm warnings and coastal gale warnings.

Or dial 0900 999 followed by your area code for regional forecasts, or map area number for coastal forecasts.

New Zealand Marine Industry
The Marine Industry Association (MIA) members operate under a broad-based code of ethics to protect the interests of the boating public of New Zealand.

The Boaties Book
Up-to-date information on tides, boating regulations and information, harbour and sailing event calendars, New Zealand marinas and regional information.

Tide times

Tide predictions [Land Information New Zealand]
Tidal predictions for many New Zealand locations for the current year and the following year.

For the next day or two, see the "Tides" drop-down box.

Water Safety New Zealand Inc (WSNZ)
Produces a broad range of free brochures, booklets and posters about most aquatic activities and related water safety issues.

Yachting New Zealand
New Zealand’s national body for competitive and recreational sailing.