We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Essaouira Fishing Port

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
Description: As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major...
As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
$159*
and up
Private Tour: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
Top Rated
More Info
$47*
and up
Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 448 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 252
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Wonderful

Little muslam, little african, a lot of ocean, seafood! Worth a visit! The best prices in Marroco, especially for argan oil!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Haveabisquite
,
Bucharest, Romania
Add Photo

448 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Little muslam, little african, a lot of ocean, seafood! Worth a visit! The best prices in Marroco, especially for argan oil!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The fishing harbour is such a hive of activity as there are two hauls of fish a day and a lot of business going on. Prepare for a terrible smell of fish which is to be expected. The boats are so beautiful as all painted a particular shade of blue which is famous in Essaouria. I took some incredible photos... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh
Level Contributor
44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Such vibrancy and colour, hustle bustle and buzz! The blue fishing boats, the birds, the fish market - a wonderful wee wander shortly after our arrival in Essaouira.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Here's a tip: visit the port, buy fresh fish and take it to the nearest restaurants to grill it. The port is small and picturesque. Beware the smell.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wander and watch the sun go down. Photo paradise with all those blue boats. Ask before taking photos of people!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

To spend a few hours watching the boats in and off load is so interesting and then the freshest sardines to eat inside the harbour

Was this review helpful? Yes
uk
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved this port and all its history and local colour. It was like stepping back in time. Really interesting to see the local fishermen touting their wares and gutting their catch right in front of you. You can eat there roughing it on the side of the dock or walk for 5 mins to the stripy canopied stalls at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You need to visit the fishing port but put a peg on your nose! It's not a fishy smell it's the smell of seagulls poo which is terrible. Really good to see how the locals make their living and they are very proud of it. Fish restaurant/huts looked good we just didn't go at a time when we were looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I truly loved the atmosphere of the fishing port. Very busy and scenic port. Interesting to see the fishermen coming in with their catch of the day and cleaning their fish. We haven't been there very early in the day. It seems the tide is late so mid morning towards midday is lots going on. Beautiful view from the towers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Incredible menageries of color tantalize the senses. There's a large variety of sizes of boats, from big fishing trawlers to row boats, but they all add great color to the lively action when one visits the port. The ubiquitous Essaouiran sea gulls abound, but far from a nuisance, they add a lovely ambiance to the rich stream of turbulence as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Essaouira Fishing Port also viewed

Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region
 

Been to Essaouira Fishing Port? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Essaouira Fishing Port

Address: Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Essaouira Fishing Port staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?