Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

What's Afloat 

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety offers Alaska Water Wise courses throughout Alaska. This course designed for Alaskans is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. The course satisfies most states boating safety education requirements and may even qualify boaters for boat insurance discounts.

    Upcoming Alaska Water Wise course:
    Anchorage – July 25 & 26
    Gustavus – August 13

    The course is free but pre-registration is encouraged for more information contact Kelli Toth, 907-269.6042 or by email Kelli Toth

  • 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, swamping, 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  -