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Essaouira Fishing Port: Tours & Tickets

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As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
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Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

Busy, bustling and stinky. Well worth a look but watch where you're stepping - Just as a working port should be. There were a couple of open grills around but we ate at the fishermen stalls

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 days ago

First impression is a bit mucky but the place to eat is behind the large fishing vessel that is being built. Lobster prawns squid and sardines plus salad 20£ great value and fun

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank margaretf1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Colorful and busy. This may be the most picturesque view in Essaouira. This is not only a tourist attraction but mainly an important economic activity for the town.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Arlington_VAJc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this market very interesting. It was wonderful to see it so busy and obviously thriving. Very smelly but that is normal. Lovely sardines, shellfish, sea urchins. Just great and so colourful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DianneR884
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect to soak in the fishermen vibe, would recommend to arrive early to see the fish market! Beautiful colors and even possible to taste fresh produce!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank yannick1408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was advised to come for a quick look around. Its photo opp heaven. Bright blue boats, birds swarming overhead looking for bits of fish to eat, the noise of people talking/bartering etc...but the smell is STRONG! And dont wear open toed sandals as it was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Julia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is a very nice fishing port, if you like seafood it is the place for you. make sure you rent a place with kitchen facility, buy all sort of fresh seafood from the port when the fishing boat comes back, could get a good bargain...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank waitoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know where to look next as so much going on. all these beautiful wee fishing boats but the place stunk to the high heavens! It smelt of pungent cod liver oil and I had to gag a few times. It was due to the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RuthyGlasgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sight of life. These people live from the days catch. you can see the fishermen actually unloading the fish from the nets and selling the days catch. There are hundreds of seagulls roaming on top ready to snatch whatever is available. If you distaste...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank yiannava
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... and dogs feeding off fish guts, birds circling about and cats aplenty. There are a few places grilling the fresh fish. It’s an interesting walk and the fishing boats are picturesque.

Date of experience: October 2019
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from Carol A S | Reviewed this property |
Informally, if you are in Essaouria, you could walk down to the main fishing harbor, and ask around to find a fishing boat and captain. If you wanted to arrange something ahead of time, you might want to contact the Morocco... More
February 10, 2018|
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Response from janeaustinNY | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could see. My husband says they are dredging-perhaps the first step in this process. Hope they won’t throw out the small fishing boats. Sorry I had not seen this. I think I was away after that.
January 3, 2017|
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Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
Not trying to be funny but unless you understand Maghrebi Arabic, your guess is as good as mine!