Although there is no historical evidence to suggest that the boat found at magdala area of Ginnosaur town North of Tiberias was patterned after the fishing boat that the Apostles of Jesus used. The enterprising Israeli Tourism Officials actively promoted the riding of these Jesus Boats along the Sea of Galilee since the late 1980's and it caught on and no Holy Land Pilgrimage to Israel is complete without riding one of the many Jesus Boats in Tiberias that caters to both pilgrims and tourists alike.
A typical Jesus Boat tour is about 45 minutes and the boat people then sing christian songs to Pilgrims and also demonstrate on how to catch fish at the sea of galilee.but some tour companies do half day boat tours so that the Jesus Boats will go near famous Places around the Sea of Galilee relevent to Jesus Ministry like Tabgha, Ginnosaur, Capernaum, etc.
there are different kinds of Boats and the smallest can seat 20 people while the larger ones seat 160 people.
- Historical Travel
- Sailing and Boating
- Religious Travel
How to get to the Mount of Beatitudes
The traditional location for the Mount of Beatitudes is on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, between Capernaum and Gennesaret (Ginosar). The actual location of the Sermon on the Mount is not certain, but the present site (also known as Mount Eremos) has been commemorated for more than 1600 years.
It is approached by a road that climbs up from Tabcha junction, via Vered-Hagalil, towards Rosh-Pina and Upper Galilee.
Other suggested locations have included the nearby Mount Arbel, or even the Horns of Hattin.
You can watch my 6 min 32 sec HD Video Israel Kinneret-Capernaum out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Lake of Tiberias on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 32° 46' 4.56" N 35° 32' 57.06" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Tiberias Lake or Kineret 4
- Road Trip
While a boat ride on the lake may seem like a touristy thing to do, it really is enjoyable. Chances are that you will not encounter rough water like Jesus and His disciples did long ago. For the vast majority of people, it is a relaxing boat ride on the Galilee. On a hot day, you may not feel like walking on water, but a swim will seem appealing. The lake is several miles across. i do recommend the boat ride, however must warn that it will be sunny and hot in the summer. Bring sunscreen.
- Religious Travel