Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

What's Afloat

  • The Kingikmiut Singers and Dancers of Anchorage invite you to learn the newly released “Float Coat Song.” View the videos, learn the dance, share the story, and encourage Alaskan boaters to wear a life jacket. This project was a collaborative effort between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), the Kingikmiut Singers and Dancers of Anchorage, and the Alaska Office of Boating Safety.

    Learn the Dance: Sing and dance the "Float Coat Song" in Inupiaq
    Share the Story: "Origins Of The Float Coat Song" 

  • Information regarding inflatable life jackets, compliments of KTVA Channel 11 News, Joseph Vigil. 

  • 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.

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety offers Alaska Water Wise, a 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