General Santos City Fish Port Complex

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General Santos City Fish Port Complex

General Santos City Fish Port Complex
4.5
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Marc M
Nistelrode, The Netherlands30 contributions
Very interesting but you have to be there at sunset
Oct 2019
Very lively marketplace with a whole section with Tuna-fish trading
You can stroll around and make great pictures
Written 25 October 2019
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Tes T
1 contribution
Auction Observation Tour
May 2019
One is supposed to gawk at the big fishes being bought and weighed without being in the way. The silent auction is more interesting to watch as the auctioneers are just doing hand gestures. Remember that the minutes lost in these areas equal big bucks, so there is a rush after sales to return the fish to ice, stored or transported away. There are small stores open for breakfast but the offered food are Filipino dishes. Get there by 6 a.m., bring socks and rent boots. Hold your breath against the fishy smell and enjoy. It's not for everybody, only for adventurous souls who want to see local auction for tuna.
Written 10 September 2019
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Gideon M
Metro Manila, Philippines4 contributions
DIY Tour
Aug 2019
Except for the mandatory rental of white rubber boots, you are basically on your own while inside the fishing port. The tour would have been more meaningful, interesting and educational if there is a video (wide screen) before start of the actual tour to explain about the tuna industry in the philippines, different species of tuna, how the fishes are caught in the open sea and brought to the port, a description how the fishes are sold starting from unloading them from the boats up to the public wet market or canning factory and of course some directions on how to go about the tour around the facility. Without this, the tour is simply limited to basic visual appreciation of what is happening inside the port and the sight of hundreds of giant tuna but without really understanding the big picture. And by the way, wearing the white rubber boots doesn't feel good knowing that many people have worn them before you and you wonder if the inside of the boots are cleaned/sanitized at all. And where does the rent money go? No official receipts are issued. But this is a government facility, right?
Written 4 September 2019
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Malcolm505
Wodonga, Australia105 contributions
Worth a look
Jul 2019 • Family
Worth a look but get there about 5.00 am we went on deck on one of the ships and just strolled around looking and watching.
Written 21 July 2019
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Benjamin the Great
General Santos, Philippines8 contributions
FRESH AND BIG
Jul 2019 • Family
FRESH AND BIG TUNAS ARE THE BEST OF THE SOUTH or maybe in the whole Philippines but they sell the cheapest because you can bargain price. As long as you know how to bargain, its a win win. Try it out!
Written 11 July 2019
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Bigig R
Manilla17 contributions
Wonderful fish market
May 2019 • Business
Just we went there as a group for field trip academic learning to visit and see the busy business market for fish. Wonderful!
Written 24 May 2019
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Ken R
Nelson, Canada10 contributions
Amazing sights for a land locked visitor.
Jan 2019 • Family
The Fish Port is an interesting and educational place to visit. You can see the fish coming off the boats, through the grading or weighing of the catch and take part in the bartering at the wet market on the site.
Written 25 March 2019
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Paul Bright
75 contributions
Truly a Great place to buy a very special meal.
Feb 2019 • Family
Choose your fish and take it to a local restaurant who will cook it for you. This is an excellent experience and you know exactly what you're eating!
Written 2 March 2019
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JA Soriano
Davao City, Philippines14 contributions
So many tuna!
Dec 2018
Paradise to Tuna lovers like me! I highly recommend visiting the port when you want to buy a whole tuna for your parties. Tuna! Tuna! Tuna!
Written 14 February 2019
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Rhomzkie
44 contributions
..gensan's pride...
Dec 2018 • Family
complete your General Santos City tour with a click of your smartphone where the city famous fresh tuna stop over the place from the sea.
Written 22 December 2018
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