The Jesus Boat, also known as the Galilee Boat, is an ancient boat discovered in the 1980s on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Historical and archaeological review of the boat shows that it was built in the first century A.D. Though called the Jesus Boat, there is no historical connection to Jesus or his disciples. The boat underwent a complex salvage and restoration process and is currently displayed in a climate controlled room at the Yigal Alon Center, located at the Kibbutz Ginosar.
On our last trip, I was a bit skeptical about going to see the boat, but we had the time and decided it was worth making the trip. I have to admit how amazed I was by this artifact. The care of the restoration and the quality of the exhibit are impressive. Since you’re already in Galilee, I recommend adding the boat to your itinerary.
For more information, please visit the Ministry of Tourism’s page on the Jesus Boat.