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Sailing on the iconic Sea of Galilee

One of the most loved sights of the Gospel’s many locations is the Sea of Galilee.  Whether we recall Jesus walking over its stormy seas to calm the disciples’ fear, or directing them to cast their nets ‘on the right side’, this was a place where the Master preached, taught and healed.

BibleRoad’s video blog is an invitation to join us as we navigate its calm waters on a magnificent Fall day.  You’ll get a feel for the surrounding hills and views as we sail on the northern end of what is actually a very large lake in the Galilee region of Israel.   An experience always to be cherished, you will witness one of the crew casting a net similar to what the disciples would have used, gleaming in the bright sun as it’s weighted net fell below the water line seeking a catch.

Please feel free to share your insights on the below (and share this post with fellow travelers). We love hearing from you.

A fellow traveler,


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13 Responses to Sailing on the iconic Sea of Galilee

  1. Colleen Moore February 3, 2017 at 4:51 am #

    I would love to visit the Holy Land. When is your next tour or are there tour operators that you would recommend?

    • Sue Fuller February 3, 2017 at 6:25 am #

      Do the fishermen ever cast from the right side of the boat? or were the boats weighted to cast from the left?

      • Madelon February 4, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

        The nets can be thrown from either side and boats are not weighted for either. in fact this ‘guide’ did what occurs in the Gospels, initially throwing the net from the left side of the boat and then finally the right, as we heard the story with fresh illustration.

    • Madelon Maupin February 3, 2017 at 8:26 am #

      Hi Colleen,
      Yes, I’m taking a trip in April, 2018. Please send me an email and I’ll put your name on a list. There is no commitment but this way I can email you details when we have them, which will be in the coming 2 months.

  2. Ginny Stopfel February 3, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    Excellent encapsulation of the numerous relationships of Jesus’ message and ministry in Galilee and with the Sea. Nice map — inspired me to dig one out and do a good review of Jesus’ Galilean ministry. Thanks, Madie.

  3. Susan Trausch February 3, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    Hi Madelon…Thank you! Beautiful video. Have always wondered what that “Sea” looked like!

  4. Tawny Cleveland February 3, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    What a treat to see this lovely body of water that is so often in our lesson. I love getting oriented as to the places Jesus was in relation to the Sea of Galilee. Maddie, you looked as if you were standing ON the water. Made me smile! Thank you!

  5. Madelon Maupin February 3, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    Thank you Tawny. Glad you enjoy and just fyi — I’m definitely IN the water! 🙂

  6. Robin Clarke February 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Dear Madelon,
    How wonderful to actually see this site which is so rich in biblical history! Thanks for sharing a range of facts. For instance, I did not realise it was so much lower than sea level. Seeing the net being flung out with such precision was a delight.

  7. Libby Weir February 3, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

    Hi Madeline
    I met you in Australia last year. I may be interested in doing the trip in 2018. I would love some details when you have them. Thanks.

    • Madelon February 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

      Great, Libby. I’ll put you on my email list and send details in the coming months.

  8. Sue February 24, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    Thank you so much for your concise and clear explanation of the Sea of Galilee area and the historical background which enhances our understanding of the area and Jesus’ works and significant lessons he taught there. It is a treat to see these videos. Keep ’em coming! 🙂

    • Madelon February 24, 2017 at 9:54 am #

      Thanks so much, Sue, for writing, and yes, we have a number of other ‘vlogs’ (video blogs) scheduled in coming months so stay tuned! Blessings–Madelon

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