Coastguard Whitianga is responsible for the body of water that stretches from Cape Colville in the North to Boat Harbour in the South. Volunteers and the vessel can also assist Coastguard Tairua-Pauanui when required.

From a total membership of over 900, we have over 20 active crew members forming 4 crews.

Whitianga Coastguard is the second busiest Coastguard unit in the Eastern region.


Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's Vessel and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Whitianga Volunteer Coastguard Inc
Charity Number   CC34494          

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Coastguard is a charity. Our volunteers need your help to save lives at sea.

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Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

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No matter your skill set, there’s a place for you in the Coastguard whānau.

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Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity