Coastguard Canterbury was founded in 1977 by a group of volunteer boating enthusiasts who wanted to provide support to the many recreational users of the Lyttelton Harbour and Canterbury coast.

Our 29 volunteer crew members are active on Lyttelton Harbour almost every weekend and public holiday providing assistance to people undertaking a variety of recreational activities.


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

Legal Name Coastguard Canterbury Inc
Charity Number    CC30649


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