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Several shipping lines offer scheduled sailings from Europe to Haifa Port. Another option for arrival by sea is to join a Mediterranean cruise which includes Israel in its itinerary.

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Several shipping lines offer scheduled sailings from Europe to Haifa Port. Another option for arrival by sea is to join a Mediterranean cruise which includes Israel in its itinerary. Passengers can board in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey or Egypt and enter Israel through Haifa Port, Tel Aviv, Ashdod or Eilat. After the passengers and vessels complete border and customs clearance procedures, they can continue to any of Israel’s marinas. (Besides those mentioned, there are marinas in Jaffa, Acre, Herzliya and Ashkelon.) Arrival via private yacht is also possible and requires reservations several weeks in advance for a berth in the marina of choice.


The Tel Aviv Marina

Telephone: 972-3-527-2596

Fax: 972-3-527-2466

Tel Aviv Marina Website


The marina is near the coastline of Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest city and its commercial and cultural center. From Tel Aviv, located in the center of the country and near Ben Gurion Airport, one can travel to anywhere in Israel. The marina offers all the requisite services including: 24-hour security; water; cable and telephone connections; bathrooms and showers; paid parking; and various businesses which can provide whatever is needed.

 

The Jaffa (Yafo) Marina

Telephone: 972-3-683-2255

Fax: 972-3-683-0377

 

Jaffa’s marina, south of Tel Aviv, is suitable for sailing and fishing. Its proximity to Israel’s major city makes docking there particularly convenient and also affords visits elsewhere in Israel. Jaffa itself is an ancient city which offers a variety of tourist attractions, restaurants and museums.

 

The Acre (Ako) Marina

Telephone: 972-4-991-9287

Fax: 972-4-825-8382

 

Israel’s northernmost marina, located between Acre’s two beaches, is suitable for sailing and fishing. An ancient city, Acre has many tourist attractions.

 

The Eilat Marina

Telephone: 972-8-637-6761

Fax: 972-8-631-5138

 

The Eilat marina, on the Red Sea, in Israel’s southernmost city, can also be approached via the Egyptian Suez Canal. Eilat is a resort and tourist center with many hotels, beaches, some of the world’s most beautiful diving sites and other attractions. The city’s airport is used for domestic flights, and nearby is Ovda Airport for international travel.

 

The Herzliya Marina

Telephone: 972-9-956-5591

Fax: 972-9-956-5593

Herzliya Marina Website

 

The Herzliya marina, just north of Tel Aviv, serves as a center of recreation and leisure for city residents and visitors. It provides all the modern yacht services including: electricity; sewage; water; telephone; 24-hour security; fueling station, etc. Those docking there can also take advantage of the on-site promenade, restaurants and the nearby shopping mall.

 

The Ashkelon Marina

Telephone: 972-8-673-3780

Fax: 972-8-673-3823

Ashkelon Marina Website

 

Israel’s southernmost marina on the Mediterranean is situated between Ashkelon’s beaches, and provides water services, electricity, security, etc. The city itself offers hotels, restaurants and archeological sites.

 

The Ashdod Marina

Telephone: 972-8-855-7246

Fax: 972-8-855-6810

Website: bluemarina.co.il

 

The Blue Marina in Ashdod is about a half-hour’s drive south of Tel Aviv. It provides services such as water, electricity, internet, telephone, etc., and is part of a commercial and entertainment complex with stores and restaurants. Near Ashdod are several parks and archeological sites.

 

The Kishon Marina

Telephone: 972-4-842-2106

Fax: 972-4-841-2730

 

Yachts entering Haifa Port are directed to the nearby Kishon marina, as Haifa Port has no docking facilities for private yachts.

Cruise lines to Israel
Azamara Cruises
Celebrity Cruises
Classic International Cruises
Club Cruises
Costa Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Elegant Cruises
Holland America Line
Louis Cruises
Mediterranean Classic Cruises
MSC Cruises
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Silversea Cruises
Thomson Cruises
Transocean Tours
World Cruises Agency

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
THE MAX ENTERTAINMENT PALACE – 3 attractions for the entire family: EVO Show – a breath...
An extraordinary huge site, which attempts to portray the IDF, from the early struggle ...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...
​Marina Divers Dive Center - Located at Coral Beach, about five kilometers south of Eil...
The winery was established in 2001 and it produces approximately 6000 bottles
 

 Accommodations

 
The Bennatan family offers you an apartment in its beautiful villa in Zichron Yakov Isr...
The hotel faces the marina and offers a variety of rooms of various standards, some wit...
Offering a vacation for the entire family, the Crowne Plaza Eilat, situated on the Eila...
The hotel is nestled on the beach, just minutes’ walking distance to the city and best ...
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