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Israel kayaking

Kayaking is a great and refreshing experience that suits all ages. In the summer months, it is one of the most popular activities in Israel, and it is done mainly at the Jordan River. Known as a historical and sacred waterway, the Jordan River is also a stream that offers rafting on inflatables or kayaking.  Joining the current by a slipway, navigating through the thick vegetation, and occasionally sliding on small cascades is a great and exhilarating experience!  And where the pace is slower, the calming views are majestic. The river’s banks are lush green, coated with rich aquatic plants, bushes, and trees. Occasionally, turtles and frogs can also be traced. Several companies offer a rafting and kayaking experience along the Jordan River, each in a different section of its waterway:

Kfar Blum / Hagoshrim

These two popular operators are located not far from Tel Dan. Both offer a 3-mile ‘Family Route’ that takes about 1.5 hours or an extended ‘extreme route’ of about 4 miles that can take about 2 hours. Both routes begin in the fast-flowing waters of the Snir stream and end in the Jordan River. At the end point of Kfar Blum, it is also possible to zip-line into the river or practice your skills in wall climbing.

Jordan River Rafting

Located 1 mile north of Gesher Benot Yaakov, the Jordan River Rafting offers a more relaxed canoeing experience along the river. Israel drained this part of the river in the 1950s to drain the Hula marshland. The slow and scenic rafting takes about 1.5 hours and ends right under the medieval castle of Chastellet, just before the Jordan River Rapids.

Abu Kayak

Opposite et-Tell, the possible location of Bethsaida, Abu Kayak also offers a relaxed rafting experience before its estuary into the Sea of Galilee. The route is 3 miles long and takes about 1.5 hours, ending near another site associated with Bethsaida (el Arj).


kayakinerert-kayak-sea-of-galileeIn recent years, the water level of the Sea of Galilee has risen to a level where it is possible to canoe up into the river’s estuary. The lagoons, wildlife, and serenity around here are magical. Canoeing to Holy Christian sites in this area is also possible. Both routes are about two and a half hours and are suitable for all ages.

Rob Roy

South of the Sea of Galilee, it is also possible to canoe along the Jordan River near Kibbutz Degania. Named after the canoe of John MacGregor, who explored the Jordan River in the 19th century, Rob Roy offers a relaxing ride in a quaint part of the river next to an Indian-style camping site.

Rafting along sections of the Jordan River can be combined with a day tour in the north.

Kayking in Tel-Aviv

In northern Tel-Aviv Daniel Rowing Centre offers kayaking along the Yarkon river and sea kayaking on the Mediterranean Sea. The more experienced can also join a extreme surf ski session. At Park Hayarkon it is also possible to rent family peddle boat.

This activity can be combined in a day tour of Tel-Aviv and Jaffa.

Kayking in Eilat

Among the many watersport activities offered at Eilat, it is also possible to rent kayaks and raw in the Red Sea’s calm water. Furthermore, at some places you can rent transparent kayaks. With its crystal-clear bottom, you can see right through the kayak, spotting the corals and the exotic colored fish of the Red Sea. This activity can be combined in a tour to Eilat.

This activity can be combined in a tour to Eilat.

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