Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

What's Afloat

  • Boaters: Are you RESCUE READY?
    Hypothermic and Survived
  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety wins six awards at the International Boating and Water Safety Summit.

  • Announcing a non-pyrotechnic SOS distress light that complies with state and U.S. Coast Guard requirements for night visual distress signals. 

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety offers Alaska Water Wise, a free boating course designed specifically for Alaskans. This eight-hour course meets the American national standard for boating courses, satisfies most states boating education requirements, and may qualify owners for boat insurance discounts. For more information on course content, or how to schedule or register for a course, contact Joe McCullough at (907) 269-8704 or Joseph 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

  Alaska's boating fatalities: 9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 followed a capsize, swamping, or fall overboard, into Alaska's cold water   -  9 of 10 were adult males -  9 of 10 involved boats under 26 feet in length  -  3 of 4 involved powerboats