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Essaouira Fishing Port

Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
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As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue boats” (60 reviews)
“fresh fish” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must do when in Essaouira; a working dock and fishing port, with hundreds of blue boats all lined up in the harbor, bringing in the daily catch, which is sold right there, fresh at the many stalls here. This place is busy...More

Thank alikarim
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see in Essaouira with all the little blue boats in rows, and then all over the place! Complete with fishing nets, gulls, cats- perfect for photos. You can buy fresh fish from the stalls, wander around and enjoy the atmosphere. Along the walls...More

Thank Sahara D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are already in Essaouira it is definitely worth a visit. Cheap entrance fee. Good photo opportunities. Simple thirty minute activity.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely lively, picturesque, working port. Extensive variety of fish for sale from sardines to shark !!!!!

Thank Dene H
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, let me say that this is my first negative review anywhere. I have travel to allmost 40 countries, and did many tours. When things are good, i write good reviews, and when anything goes wrong, i think is normal in a day tour. But...More

1  Thank Afonso_Sousa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Men hauling the morning catch onto the dock, sellers and their carts full, cooking, sorting. Boats being repaired, built. Busy, bustling heart of the port...you really get a flavour of the life these beautiful friendly people lead, and to top it off, the huge Fort,...More

Thank brannick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started our tour of the waterfront with a display of boys diving off the ramparts of the city walls. One guy belly flopped from 7metres. Awesome! The little fish markets lead to the place you can climb on the walls, and stinks, but you...More

Thank Miss H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Might feel a bit chaotic at first but give it a try! The fresh seafood served in the clutter of sheds is delicious and not overpriced. Take a deep breath and keep calm when they try to catch your interest! We enjoyed several meals and...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful fishing port. Nice options of seafood to eat. Just watch out for the seagulls flying over head. The beach is gorgeous too.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't last too long due to the smell. We also did not have a guide, so perhaps it would have been more interesting with someone giving us information. Was neat to watch the locals jumping off the ramparts and into a swimming hole -...More

Thank Langley4
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January 3, 2017|
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Response from jamescollenette | Reviewed this property |
Not trying to be funny but unless you understand Maghrebi Arabic, your guess is as good as mine!