A boat yard and resident boat builder are at Whakatahuri Bay, in the south-east end of the bay. There is some shelter from NW winds anchored close to the boat yard. This area does, however, tend to be open to sea breezes and can be very gusty in S winds. The south-east side of this bay is a better anchorage in S sector winds. The bay is good holding and is known locally as "The Warrick".