Lebanese summers are hot, thus the reason why Lebanese spend most of their summer at the beach, and sailing is one of the activities we most enjoy during this season.
The good news is that you don’t need to own a yacht or a boat to enjoy navigating the Lebanese sea under the sun and the cooling sea breeze.
There are several spots across Lebanon where you can rent a private boat or a boat service. Some are affordable in groups, some aren’t so cheap.
Mentioned prices are as of the time of writing.
Take a wonderful cruise with your friends or family to discover Anfeh’s coast. Its rocky blue waters will look breathtakingly beautiful from afar on your private bowrider.
What’s special about this place is that you can go north or south for a short ride and see the entire north coastal line. You’ll get to sail to Chekka Al-Heri and feel the embrace of the mountains, for example.
This bowrider fits 6 people and is great for short group rides at 40$/hour during which you can fish, listen to music, sunbathe, have lunch, and enjoy your friends’ company!
This walk-around cabin is perfect for small parties and gatherings of almost 10 guests. Take a stroll around Batroun’s blue seawater and take in the city’s view.
#3 Tripoli, Al-Mina
Mina’s coastline is always full of boats sailing to and from its several islands. You can rent your private cabin and explore Tripoli’s breathtaking islands.
For a 100$/day only, you can rent from locals a Cuddy Cabin to sail with your friends. You can barbecue, have a party, or simply have your private family gathering in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.
#4 Tripoly- Qalamoun
Other than El-Mina’s coastal line, you can rent a luxurious private boat from one of Qalamoun’s private beaches!
Miramar Hotel Resort & Spa offers opulent boat rides. Boat owner, Captain Davut, is offering a luxurious boat ride for 70$/person. Not so cheap but worth the fun.
You can have up to 16 guests for a deluxe party, sailing around Lebanon’s northern coast with your private captain.
Jounieh’s blue waters and views are to die for! You’ll swim in the deep salty water and have a perfect view of the busy city.
You’ll get the best of both worlds while sipping on margaritas at the deck of a rental boat.
It will cost you $40/day to charter this private yacht with your friends, coasting Jounieh’s beach line.
#6 Zouk Mosbeh, Beirut
Beirut’s great coastline is best experienced in the privacy of your rental boat. You’ll have the time of your life sailing with your family and friends around the capital.
Instead of just cruising around Lebanon’s coast, you can rent a fishing boat! You’ll get to develop or enhance your fishing skills with your friends for $50/person.
This rental comes with fishing equipment and baits. All you have to do is rent.
You can tour around Lebanon’s beautiful southern coastline, Tyre. The mixture of Rocky and sandy beaches are unique and very popular!
It costs $70/hour to rent this motor yacht for 40 people. You’ll get to create new memories with your dearest at Tyre’s beach.
Byblos is famous for its Phoenician port. This city’s historical background is the perfect reason to rent a boat and discover what this city’s all about.