Walk on water paddling journey is along the water front of Bethsaida birthplace of Christ apostles Perter, Andrew and Phillip, the Church at Capernaum, allegedly the spot where Christ chose his twelve apostles, the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, where Jesus entrusted Peter with continuing his work and so to lay the foundations of the Christian religion and Church of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, where we can see the world-famous mosaic of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes which more than anything, symbolizes the miracle of the feeding of the 5000.
The paddling pace is comfortable, and there is plenty explanations of the environment, ecology, and local history. During the stops at church with an amazing shady place surrounded by palm trees and many peacocks, overlooking the lake (paradise) we are serving Fresh fruit, dates, nuts, cheese, bread, halva.
Forget about taking a boring old tour bus around the sites of the Sea of Galilee – try unforgettable kayaking tours to bring the famous sites around this magnificent lake to life! There’s nothing quite like paddling the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret as it’s known in Hebrew), while enjoying the true tranquility of one of the world’s most famous lakes and the surrounding area where Jesus Christ walked and taught over 2000 years ago.
The tour ends near Tabgha Pilgerhaus, under fantastic bamboo chapel with another great lake view, as well as enjoy coffee / beer / cake / and German Apple Strudel. Walk on Water paddling and entering from the beach to the famous holly church provide spiritual experience. Walking from the water side to Mensa Christi and Capernaum provide unmatched experience of touching the past at the time when Jesus gathered his disciples and conceived Christianity.
The area is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Every year, 500,000,000 birds migrate via the Syrian-African Rift Valley, a large proportion flying over the Sea of Galilee. A Special Walkonwater waterproof Bird guide help to identify cormorants, large flocks of pelicans, ducks, herons, kingfishers. Our guides are experts in communicates the background of the Flora and the Fauna of the lake.
OUR 1 PADDLING WITH THE APOSTLES
Paddling with the Apostles: from Bethsaida to Capernaum, Tabgha and the Church of the Primacy
Your guides will give a short orientation talk on the Sea of Galilee as well as instructions on paddling and safety precautions.
Upon entering the water we will paddle the Jordan Delta, near the ancient fishing village of Bethsaida, birthplace of Christ’s apostles, Peter, Andrew and Phillip. We will spend some time observing the huge variety of bird and aquatic wildlife which live in this part of the lake. Special Walkonwater waterproof Bird guide helps you to identify Herons, Kingfishers, Cormorants and many bird inhabitant of the lake. We continue our paddling another 2 Km.
which will bring us to the Church at Capernaum, allegedly the spot where Christ chose his twelve apostles. Here we will partake of a simple open-air breakfast in the breathtakingly beautiful garden of the Greek Church. Back to the kayaks, we will continue paddling about 3 Km south to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, where Jesus entrusted Peter with continuing his work and so to lay the foundations of the Christian religion.
Depending on time we will take a short walk which will bring us to the Church of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, where we can see the world-famous mosaic of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes which more than anything, symbolises the miracle of the feeding of the 5000. Another 1 Km paddling will bring us to the Pilgerhaus, Tabgha where we can see the fantastic bamboo chapel as well as enjoy a cold beer and German Apple strudel.
Starting 8:00 AM
End: Around 2 PM
Distance: 10 KM
Price: 450 IL
Total Paddling distance: 10 Km
(about 4 hours)
Double and single kayak.
All paddling equipment,
Entrance fee to all sites.
Dry and fresh fruits for boosting energy.
Sandals or bootees for walking in shallow water.
Long sleeved shirts, hat.
Waterproof clothing (jacket in winter time).
Money for small extras (drinks etc).
Our guides reserve the right to postpone any trip due to wind conditions being too strong for the level of the group. Walkonwater Kayak supports our guide’s decisions.