Swimming and Boating
Jet skis are required to observe all relevant rules and regulations applying to any ship.
Kayaking and Rowing
Kayaks, and other small non-powered craft, can be extremely difficult to see, especially when weather conditions are windy and the water choppy.
Recreational Water Quality Reports
Major recreational areas in Marlborough, were assessed in 2003 to obtain an overall suitability for recreation grade (SFRG).
All recreational boaties must carry life jackets in Marlborough waters.
Ski and Swim Lanes
Marlborough District Council has set aside specific areas where this activity can legally take place from beaches.
Council monitors the concentrations of indicator bacteria every week from the beginning of November until the end of March.
Toxic algae are particularly prolific in summer when longer days and higher temperatures provide good growing conditions.