It’s not just the kids or the newbies. A safe crew is one that pulls on lifejackets.
Phone fallen overboard? Out of range? It always pays to have a back-up form of communication.
The weather can change in an instant, so arm yourself with the latest information./p>
Alcohol and water don’t mix. Why not celebrate your catch when you come ashore?
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, you need a plan before you answer the call of the water.
Skipper a boat, paddleboard, kayak or waka ama? Make sure your craft and equipment are safe and water-ready before you leave home.
Check your gear to make sure it’s safe and fit for purpose. Make sure you have two waterproof ways to call for help - even if you’re on a SUP or a kayak.
Know your responsibilities as a skipper by staying up-to-date with the marine forecast, local conditions and bylaws.
Nearly half of all Kiwis head out boating each year. Get expert advice on preparing your boat, checking your gear and understanding the rules of the water.Download Safer boating guide
Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders go paddling along our coasts and on our lakes and rivers every year. Nothing compares to the adrenalin rush of being on the water. But things can go wrong. This Guide provides you with advice and guidance on how to be safe on our waters when paddling.Download Paddle craft guide