Children's Life Jackets - Alaska

Boaters in Alaska should be aware that children under the age of 13 are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket or life vest when in an open boat, on the deck of a boat, or waterskiing.

The life vest should also be in good condition and fit the child properly.

Not only does the USCG expect you to follow these rules, your boat insurance company will expect you to comply with the state and USCG boating safety regulations,as well.