Our key safety messages are based on common factors contributing to deaths in recreational boating.
a list of boating safety instructions


Make sure you cover the basics of safety before you head out

Maritime NZ
New Zealand Safer Boating Tips


Be prepared for an emergency

Your situation can change without warning

An accident can happen to anyone and at any time - no matter how experienced you are or how safe your boat is.


Keeping safe out on the water

Related information:

Safer Boating Guide

This booklet gives you essential information for an enjoyable and safe time on the water.

[PDF: 3.87MB, 24 pages]


Boating courses

Coastguard offers a range of courses for kayakers, skippers, radio operators and more.

See all courses