Cruises for boaties offer safety tips

Last updated 11:25 22/11/2012

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Do summer boaties from nor-west want to learn more about popular anchorage spots in the Hauraki Gulf?

Coastguard Northern Region has popular evening education cruises which highlight Waiheke Island, the Coromandel, Mahurangi and Kawau.

They outline local history, fun recreational opportunities such as walking tracks, prime fishing and diving locations. They also point out possible hazards and safety considerations.

Joining the experienced Coastguard commentary team this year is fishing author and columnist Bruce Duncan, who will help with the fishing and diving aspects.

The first cruise heads out to Waiheke and the Coromandel on November 27 followed by the cruise to Mahurangi and Kawau on December 4.

All cruises, which are held aboard a Fullers Ferry, will board at the Fullers Ferry Downtown Terminal at 5pm, leaving at 5.30pm and returning at 10pm.

Go to coastguard.org.nz for costs and information.

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