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General Santos City Fish Port Complex

General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
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early start to the market

Once you find the office to get your wellingtons, At the start of car park NOT well sign posted... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Michael B
Yellow Fin tuna Market

AN early start is recommended , we got a local taxi driver to take us and he negotiated with the... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Adam P
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Once you find the office to get your wellingtons, At the start of car park NOT well sign posted , Nice chap as all where working there very helpful and friendly .

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

AN early start is recommended , we got a local taxi driver to take us and he negotiated with the security because we did not have correct footwear. We are taken to an office and loan some white wellingtons and some plastic socks ! Then...More

1  Thank Adam P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I would highly recommend this place for tourists. You can go at 5-6:30 in the morning to see the large tuna and marlin come in from the larger fishing boats. The only cost is boots rental ₱20 per person. Kids and adults will have fun...More

4  Thank senduranj
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended if you're interested in the fishing industry. It is essentially a fish port and where you're allowed to observe and even participate. Don't expect this to be too developed for tourists. You get to see fishing vessels unloading their haul, very large tuna,...More

2  Thank ForestDuck
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I enjoyed the visit. The place clean -which should be the case because these products are for export. How I wish other Fish Port complex in the country should follow the standards of this port.

Thank JojoVito
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It was my first time going to the fish market in Gensan. I have been to Gensan a numerous amount of times and never knew about the fish port! It was a good experience but not really my scene. Make sure you are wearing clothes...More

2  Thank Jaclyn T
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I've visited the complex at June 2014 I was in my way back from London beach - it's completely organized place I enjoy the fish market and got some fresh fish - the fishing boats scene was amazing, I advise any visitors to general santos...More

2  Thank Samy N
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The usual stinky fish ports are expected in this country. I was surprised when I visited this place because it was clean. White boots are mandatory for a minimal fee. I'm not sure about the roles of the persons in that port but they are...More

2  Thank DanteRyan
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Since GenSan is the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. It is a must to visit the fishport and check out the fresh catch of the day. Recommended to come in really early because the fishes normally gets sold out right away. I was also surprised...More

Thank Wreckxki
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Be there early in the morning to witness the unloading of tons of tuna from various fishing vessels. Be wary though that wearing shorts is not allowed. Make sure to wear pants and closed toe shoes for safety reasons. Nice place also to take snapshots...More

1  Thank WanderLustDavao
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Michael B
8 May 2017|
Response from Adam P | Reviewed this property |
we did it at 6am we left our hotel at 5.30 am ! there was a bit of an argument with security about our dress we are both in shorts and sleeveless t shirt but our taxi driver got us in ! we needed to hire the wellington... More