Boaties reminded help is there when bar crossing

Visiting boaties are being urged to seek advice before heading out to sea in Whakatane.

The advice comes from veteran charter boat skipper Rick Pollock, as the district gears up for its busiest time of the year on the water.

Rick says the Whakatane Coastguard at The Heads can be a big help to visitors who may be making their first bar crossing.

Sam Gardner