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Essaouira: Small-Group Guided Day Tour from Marrakech
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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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“fish” (324 reviews)
“sardines” (47 reviews)
“working harbour” (10 reviews)
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Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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"fish"
in 324 reviews
"sardines"
in 47 reviews
"working harbour"
in 10 reviews
"hive of activity"
in 14 reviews
"boats coming"
in 9 reviews
"daily catch"
in 13 reviews
"boat building"
in 9 reviews
"catch of the day"
in 15 reviews
"for sale"
in 23 reviews
"salad"
in 30 reviews
"sea food"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 11 reviews
"sea gulls"
in 10 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"bread"
in 26 reviews
"prawns"
in 8 reviews
"take photos"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a stroll around plenty going on. Be wary they don't like you taking photos of their produce. Near by but your fish and they will cook for you and you can eat at stall.

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a photographer, this port is a must as it offers the most amazing opportunities. The local fishing community were not keen to have their portraits taken but a long zoom was quite useful to capture the feel of the place.

Thank Tansysue
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me a first to come to a place like this. The smell hits your nose immediately (amd it's not perfumed). But the fish is fresh there and Since its so close to the coast, also no flies. I wnet here twice in my 4...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Put on your walking shoes and wander around the fish market. It’s not the top of the class for hygiene, rather a hive of activity with catches of fish coming ashore and being sold. Certainly interesting to see the diversity of fish and the locals...More

Thank misspopeye
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right down to the smell of fresh fish being hauled to market stalls. A wide variety of fish available -- many of which I'd never seen before. The seagulls that hang around the port have to be among the happiest in the world.

Thank Elaine H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fishing port is not for the squeamish. It is an active fishing port with vendors selling their fresh caught catch. Sanitary conditions are not the best but you'll get a true taste of local life. You can also eat at the adjacent fish stalls.

Thank GVancouver
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's amazing to stroll through the place and see the huge variety of fresh seafood. The two things I would advise though are wear shoes that you don't mind washing because you will be stepping in some fishy water and watch out for the seagulls...More

Thank The5MRanch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really interesting walking along a working harbour watching all the work that goes into keeping a fishing fleet up to scratch, mending nets, painting hulls etc. After you can choose your fish and have it cooked and served with a salad while you watch...More

Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fishing port is a bustling place at all times of day, with arrays of freshly caught fish being displayed by the fishermen. Expect it to be smelly, expect it to be crowded. It is not a tourist destination - it is their livelihood. Do...More

Thank Vernonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When l visited Essaouira last April and May l was agreably surprised by the works carried out to restore the pear and the famous Orson Wells square. l liked very much the festival of Gnaoua/jazz and the expressions of arts : painting and handicrafts especially...More

Thank mohammed salahe... l
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frazfraz
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.
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dinacar
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!
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