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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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Essaouira is an active fishing port. You can see the fishermen, the people that clean the fish and all the little blue boats that are so attractive. You can pick a fish from a vendor and have them cook it as you watch. All with...More

Thank travelhoundOttawa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our guide took us on a tour of the pier. Very interesting and enlightening. The fisherman were just coming back with their days haul. Lots of cats scurrying around. A nice visit

Thank wma229
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved walking around the fishing port and watching the boats unloading their catches!! It was abuzz with fishermen selling their wares, local ladies buying packets of fresh fish, tourists snapping pics, fishermen fixing their nets etc Well worth a visit- I didn’t think it was...More

Thank kerriet2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to see the fishermen taking out the fishes, cleaning it. Saw some poor people holding a bag standing next to the boat. Not sure is to ask for fishes or buying from them.

Thank KiatYeen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful escape from the buzz of Marrakech. Essaouira offers an interesting perspective without losing the charm of its bustling fishing port, market place at a calmer and more relaxed pace. The wonderful sea front and not forgetting it’s delicious fish restaurants. Several artisan shops...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes you can see the boats, the fishermen mending their nets, the smell of the fish, but was very disappointed as the floor was covered with short pieces of nylon fishing net, that with the constant wind at this resort and when it rains it...More

Thank Bazzer131
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The harbor and the bazaar are salt and pepper Of Old Town Essaouira. It is very interesting to see fishermen cleaning the fish, and along with seagulls and cats. It is very important to have a fish launch over the terraces near the port, it...More

Thank Petre2017476
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can see how they are preparing for their work. It’s an interesting place, but the smell of the fish makes you to try to not approfondate the area. There are small places, outside the fishing port, where you can try the local fish. (To...More

Thank 418andreeas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was interesting to see that the fishing industry is alive and well in this port town. The fish we have had in Morocco has been so fresh and delicious - and I can see why. They catch it and I am eating it hours...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked around for an early morning stroll amongst the fishing boats and fish sellers. The stray cats were enjoying their snacks! This port was founded in 1770 and was originally known as the “Port of Timbuktu. “ It was the most important port in...More

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11 February 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.
4 January 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!