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

It is so busy. Fisherman and women sat by narrows selling their catch. Boys driving off the walls into the sea. Loads of blue boats crammed together. Flocks of seagulls. Fantastic..a must to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 641carolr
Reviewed 5 days ago

The port is lined with fishing boats, boats being repaired, fishing nets, and 100s of sea gulls circling the place all the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were fishing ships returning after being on the sea and we got to see them being unloaded and transferred to the market. Lots of kinds of fish that I'd never seen before. Everyone seemed happy and no pressure to buy anything.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to watch how the locals buy/sell fishes and seafood. I must say its really fresh and rich in variety. But be prepared for the fishy smell and surrounded by seagulls. Take a walk all the way to the end and see how much work...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gengiroo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit unusual location to explore. It is both a fascinating historic complex and port . At the same time it is a working fishing port with both fishing boats and repair facilities. Real hardworking people and very interesting equipment. The history of this port...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very interesting to see the locals withthe fish they've got, how they prepar it or even go and buy some and taste it, but be prepared for some very strong smells that not everyones stomach can bear.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EndreKemenes
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Very picturesque place to be, it does worth a trip from Marrakesh (200 km, about 20 Euro) just to see this wonderful town on the border of the ocean, eating a fresh fish in the port and visiting the medina. Beer available on the cafes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dana_Romania_10
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Fishermen are selling their bait from the day. A great variety of fish and sea food. For the courageous ones: Taste the sea food (oysters, shells, hedgehog fish) directly at the stands with lemon - have fun digesting on the decision ;-)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Manuel F
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Trip started in Marrakesh. I was picked up in my hotel at 7.30 am. Then the minibus collected other people from different places. Then we had to change to a bigger bus. at last the trip started. but on the way the driver stopped twice....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 135ie
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Very cool area to see but it is very busy depending on the time of day. We went around 1700 when the fisherman were all returning from the day and were selling their fish. It is a dirty area as they are hauling many fish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from Snozpop | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I didn't see any fishing charters hires when I went in October 2018, the local fishing fleet didn't look that safe to me and I'm ex RNR and experienced yacht crew.
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!