We cover a large area in our 12.5 metre Protector, all around the island, up to the Moko Hinau Islands, to the Mercury Islands and the inner gulf as required. The unit has four qualified skippers who are all on 24/7 callout.

Read about our history here

Training - We meet every second Monday at Shoal Bay wharf in Tryphena. Get in touch with our President if you would like to find out more.


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

Legal Name Great Barrier Island Coastguard Rescue Inc
Charity Number    CC42295

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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