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General Santos City Fish Port Complex

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Address: 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 , Nice chap as all where working there very helpful and friendly .

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
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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 .

Thank Michael B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 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 it was a short walk to the front market, keep out of the way of... More 

Thank Adam P
Doha, Qatar
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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 seeing all the types of fish and boats.

3 Thank senduranj
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41 reviews
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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, resellers buying by the bull, and so on. As I was advised, I wore pants... More 

2 Thank ForestDuck
Bacolod, Philippines
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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
Azusa, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 that cover your shoulders otherwise you cannot enter the fish market area. There is an... More 

2 Thank Jaclyn T
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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 to take a look at this place.

1 Thank Samy N
Toronto, Canada
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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 all friendly. You can just ask them politely if you want to take pictures and... More 

2 Thank DanteRyan
Quezon City, Philippines
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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 how clean their fish port is compare to the ones I have visited in Malabon.

Thank Wreckxki
Davao City
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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 of these export grade marine products.

1 Thank WanderLustDavao

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