Coastguard Bay of Islands started in early 1998. Our first dedicated rescue vessel, Bay Rescue, was launched 12 months later, operating out of the Doves Bay Marina in the Kerikeri Inlet.

We have a core group of dedicated volunteers who are available on 24 hour pager call out. 

Training - Coastguard Bay of Islands holds training every Tuesday 1900hrs at the Mid-North Rescue Centre on Wiroa Road, Kerikeri.


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

Legal Name Bay of Islands Coastguard inc
Charity Number          CC20525

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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