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Africa in Israel: Sunset kayaking on the Galilean floodplains (Finjan special event)

485 NIS
Per person
485 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:13:30

Completion Time: 01:00

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Trip Type:Kayaking adventure


Finjan is ready to take you on an African savannah adventure across the floodplains of the Sea of Galilee. The last two rainy seasons have flooded the area around the Sea of Galilee and created a unique opportunity for exploration only accessible with kayaks. It’s a slice of Africa right in our back yard!

Our three-hour kayaking experience will venture through different areas around the sea of Galilee that for years had been completely dry due to the lack of rain and flooding. We will kayak through marshy swamp lands and the basins of different streams that flow into the Sea of Galilee, including the point where the Jordan meets the Kinneret.

Surrounding us will be unique flora and fauna highlighted by a vasty variety of wading birds, lake divers, mongooses and ravenous catfish. We will also make a stop at what many archeologists now believe to be the site of Bethsaida (Tel el-Araj / Julius) mentioned in the Gospels.

Waiting for us at the ending of the trip will be a delicious Potjie (Poike) dinner – both meat and vegetarian – cold beer and wine.

This is the first Finjan outing of its kind and truly a unique experience that may disappear in the coming years. The trip will depart early Saturday afternoon and return after midnight.

Whats Included

Kayaking experience/rental (2 people per kayak)

Finjan team

Kayaking guide and local expert

Dinner, beer and wine

Full transport from Tel Aviv and back



Whats Not Included

Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Anything not listed above


13:30 departure from Tel Aviv (pickup points en route)

Stop en route

Kayaking experience


Return to Tel Aviv

What To Bring

Swimming gear


Mosquito repellent (you will get eaten alive otherwise)

Change of clothes

Sun screen


Any food you may need during the day until dinner

Dry bags or something to keep your phone/valuables dry while kayaking/swimming.


Terms And Conditions

All participants are responsible for their own health and safety. Please ensure you are properly fit for this kind of excursion.

All participants are responsible for carrying their own gear. 

Finjan is not responsible for any gear/electronics that may get wet (make sure you bring dry bags/plastic bags that can seal any valuables you don’t leave on the bus)

Life jackets will be provided; however, there is no life guard. Some parts are deep and participants should know how to survive in water. 

By consenting to the this trip, you also consent to all of Finjan’s rules and regulations about trail safety and the environment. Failure to meet these guidelines will result in not being allowed to continue with the group.

Please make sure you have insurance for these kinds of activities.

The cost is 485 NIS per participant. Full refunds will be issued up to no later than 72 hours prior to the departure of the trip. Within 72 hours of the starting time of the trip, no refunds will be issued.