Welcome to the Official Ancient Boat Website and Online Store
Make the most out of your visit to Israel, the heart of the Holy Land.
Enjoy your journey by visiting our Ancient Boat Museum and Tourist Center at Ginosar on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
We’re at the epicenter of the ancient historical and holy site of Gennesaret, mentioned in Matthew 14:34-36:
“When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of hos cloak, and all who touched it were healed.”
The Time of Jesus Revisited
We host thousands of pilgrims, history enthusiasts, tourists and travelers each year who come to see one of the most precious and biblical archeological treasures in the world.
Galilee Boat is a key attraction, as the 2000-year-old boat dates back to the first century; the time of Jesus.
Nothing was as timely and opportune as the discovery and excavation of the first-century boat.
Slightly over three decades have passed since the controversy, involving what the crew size and passenger capacity of the first-century boat, was buried once and for all.
Jesus sailed in the Sea of Galilee accomplishing most of his well-known ministries in an area Mark Twain described as an “exceedingly small portion of the earth.”
It’s why the first-century boat has a close association with Jesus.
The two-millennia-old Galilee Boat, discovered by two brothers from Ginosar at the shores of the lake, is an awe-inspiring wonder.
Other than the Galilee Boat, you can catch a breathtaking view of the whole Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Mount Hermon, the surrounding Golan Heights and Mount Arbel from a favorable spot: our place.
You can also get an unforgettable view of Capernaum, Tabgha, Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes and Bethsaida from our location.
To complete the experience of visiting our site, we offer coffee and pastry in our Cafeteria, a comfortable lobby to rest and a great Gift Shop where you can buy meaningful souvenirs for your loved ones!
But even if you are not able to visit our location, we want to make sure you can still experience the exciting feeling of being here.
Our goal is to bring Israel to your home through our website!
By giving you access to vivid articles and newsletters about history, religion and daily life, we will keep you informed and updated.
Our website offers a large variety of Judaica, Olive Wood, Dead Sea and Olive Oil Products, special Israeli Art and beautiful as well as meaningful Jewelry.
Purchasing those items will bring you closer to the roots of your faith
Every time you buy a product from our website you contribute toward supporting local businesses and communities and assist in maintaining our port and the museum.
Show your support and love of Israel!
We hope that you enjoy your visit and look forward to being of service to you!