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Reviewed October 2, 2018

A working port with many beautiful old style boats that still trade between the many islands of Indonesia. There is also a container port but the old style boats are worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gergmu
Reviewed August 3, 2018

worth a visit to see these Indonesian fishing boats, which are at sea for weeks at a time ,met some fishermen for a chat. Fish market close by also good .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pamela F
Reviewed July 12, 2018

If you can visit a ship, you see a lot and people on board are very friendly and want together with you on the picture. We were with a guide. I don’t know if you can do that without. I think so but I’m not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank misterBigP
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Better get to this place before sunrise (5.30 or befor six) to get the beautiful sunrise! This is the place where you can find Phinisi parking. Note: Please be careful as sometimes there are some people come and ask for money. Just say I'm sorry...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rangga P
Reviewed July 2, 2018

This is one of the best place to hunt pictures of Phinisi and activities of people around there. You can also get the cheaper price for seafood

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nabilaprames
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A fishing port, what more can I say. Caught a grab from Jl Bau at 18k and got dropped off at the entrance. The ticket cost 10k and that was it. You just walk around from one end to the other watch these guys at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SoloOver50Traveler
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I heard from people around the harbor that this port has been around since the Dutch era and currently not too many are sailing again. a place that proves that many foreigners in ancient times.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Made-Edy-H
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Also known as Pelabuhan Paotere in Indonesian language, this working port is located approximately 4km north of the city centre. Here you can find a large port where Bugis sailing ships berth. A plethora of activities happening at the port and there is a huge...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MadmanAdventure
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

Makassar as a port city since collonial era is famous with their big cargo phinisi ship that copy the blueprint master of a schooner. During kingdom era the main harbour of Gowa Kingdom is located near the delta of Jeneberang close to Benteng Somba Opu,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Radvrich R
Reviewed December 6, 2017

It's interesting to see the trading boats built locally based of the the design of Arab boats going back hundreds of years. They still carry goods to the remote islands and are working vessels. Not a lot to see there but still worth a look....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Joanne D
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Response from Aiman M | Reviewed this property |
Poatere harbour , Jalan Sabutung Paotere , Makassar, Indonesia is just abt 5km from the main Port of Makassar.You can take public transport PT-PT for less than $4 USD to take you there.
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