Coastguard Waiheke was formed in 1990 as a response to growing concern over marine related accidents and mishaps around Waiheke Island, some of which ended tragically.

Initially created as a rescue arm of the Waiheke Boating Club, we soon grew into a separate Coastguard unit, and have been proudly associated with the New Zealand Coastguard Federation since 1997.

Meet Us/Training - rostered crews train on the water every Sunday and classroom training takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. The Committee meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.


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

Legal Name Waiheke Volunteer Coastguard Inc
Charity Number   CC39299             

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

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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