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 during which you can fish, listen to music, sunbathe, have lunch, and enjoy your friends’ company!
Local or not, you can borrow a private boat for the day and sail around Batroun’s coast and discover its hidden treasures!
You and your friends can rent together this Cuddy Cabin straight out of Batroun with its captain sailing you to your destination.
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.
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.
Dbayeh is known for being the waterfront city of Lebanon. It’s the perfect place to rent a private boat and discover what it’s really about!
Prices are not cheap for this fancy yacht. They range from $3000/day for a private gathering of up to 15 people, touring around the waterfront city.
Other than renting a boat to cruise Lebanon’s coast, you can rent a motorboat to sail in Lebanon’s spacious rivers. You have the option to charter this motor Gulet by the hour or for a full day and tour around the Mont Governorate of Lebanon.
Up to 25 people can benefit from this spacious boat sailing around Lebanon’s wide rivers.
#11 Banana Boating (various)
For an hour of thrill to spice up your day at sea, there is always the option of Banana Boating in Beirut and in various locations along the coast of Lebanon.