Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

What's Afloat

  • The Alaska Office of Boating Safety is offering Alaska Water Wise; a FREE boating course designed for Alaskans, February 28 in Juneau Alaska from 9am-6pm. For more information or to register contact Joe McCullough at (907) 269-8704 or Joseph McCullough
  • Spread the word, life jackets save lives. Please share this thirty second message, encouraging boaters to visit
  • Cold Water Survivors is a new instructional video for teens that reinforces the learning objectives of the Kids Donít Float Education program on the topic of cold water immersion and the importance of wearing life jackets. It recently received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Northwest Chapter at their 51st annual award ceremony.

-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 of those who died were adult males   -  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