The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful harbours, lakes and rivers. These waterways are shared by boats, swimmers and other recreational users, so its important we share this space safely. 

Reporting an incident

Please use the below details to report an incident:

You must also provide a written report within 48 hours via email to

How to use our waterways

Moorings, marinas and boat ramps

Read more about the use of marinas, boat ramps and jetties in the Bay of Plenty.

Radio frequencies, weather and tides

Tips on how to make distress calls on the VHF radio and TRs, also known as trip reports. See a list ...


If you're out enjoying the region's lakes, rivers and harbours, make sure you know the navigation an...

Staying safe

It's important to keep safe on the water. Make sure you know how.