While our Operational staff are all volunteers, the services we provide to the boating public incur an annual cost of some $68,000 (largely related to our Rescue Vessel running costs). Membership fees contribute significantly to meeting this cost.

The current membership fee is $80 per year, or a Lifetime fee of $1200.00 (these fees subject to annual review).

By becoming a member your vessel and on shore contact details are held in our data base. These details can prove invaluable in an emergency situation. If your vessel is disabled at sea, we will provide free assistance to get you back to a safe haven.

Whangamata Coastguard maintains close liason with other emergency agencies in the event of need. Weather forecasts provided at regular intervals throughout the day.