Safe Boating Programme

The Safe Boating Programme is an initiative designed to provide practical, boating and water safety experience for children – regardless of their confidence in the water.

The programme includes in-water survival techniques, essential safety equipment, the importance of communications and taking responsibility for personal safety. Boating activities are taught in a fun, controlled and safe environment.

The programme is aimed at 8-12 year olds and participants will gain the skills and confidence to make better decisions around boats and water.

Each participant receive a Coastguard Boating Education, Safe Boating certificate.

The programme is currently being run in over 50 aquatic centres and outdoor education providers throughout New Zealand.

For more information, or to find the closest facility to you please visit: