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.
For an hour of thrill to spice up your day at sea, there is always the option of Banana Boating. Prices range from $33 for 15 minutes in Beirut.
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