Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska


What's Afloat

  • Check out our newest publication, a summary of required and recommended equipment for Stand Up Paddleboarders in Alaska!

  • Many Kids Don’t Float classes and pool sessions had to be cancelled this spring when school was cancelled in Alaska. For teachers and parents who would like to share our Kids Don’t Float “Cold Water Survival” lesson with their students, you can find links to three separate lesson videos on our YouTube channel. Click here to view the videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgGrAXlLoSh9X1oUn2e-Ae0f6HNe_WFWM.

  • Check out our new Rescue Ready video series on our YouTube channel to learn more about cold water survival, predeparture planning, navigation rules, life jackets, and required and recommended equipment: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgGrAXlLoSh-4Y2-Khwr5Tcb8YHJYBvlQ

  • 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 Annie Grenier at (907) 269-6041 or Annie Grenier

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  Alaska's boating fatalities: 9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 followed a capsize, swamping, ejection, 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