MARINE VHF RADIO
All VHF radio users should monitor Channel 16 and hold an operator’s certificate. Contact Coastguard Boating Education for training or to register a callsign.
Users of Nelson Marine Radio’s repeater channels 28 and 60 should subscribe, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After making contact, boats wishing to converse should change to a working frequency. Channel 6 or 8 are suitable.
To contact a water taxi in the abel tasman area call:
• Channel 5 – Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
• Channel 24 – Abel Tasman Aqua Taxis
• Channel 78 – Wilsons Abel Tasman Experiences, Marahau Water Taxis and Kahu Kayaks