Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

What's Afloat 

  • A big thank you to everyone who participated in Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day and the Life Jacket Celebration. Visit Facebook to browse our photo album.

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety is offering Alaska Water Wise courses throughout Alaska this summer. For more information or to register contact Joe McCullough at (907) 269-8704 or  Joe McCullough

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety offers  Kids Don't Float classes and pool sessions for schools and other groups statewide. To schedule a class or pool session, contact Kelli Toth at (907) 269-6042 or  Kelli Toth

-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 experience a capsize or fall overboard into Alaska's cold water   -  3 of 4 involve powerboats   -  Half are in salt water, half in fresh water   -  9 of 10 involve boats under 26 feet in length  - 5 of 6 fatalities are swamping, capsizing and falling overboard