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General Santos City Fish Port Complex

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Address: General Santos, Mindanao, Philippines
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Incredible experience if you want a glimpse of the industry

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ForestDuck
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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1 Thank ForestDuck
Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank JojoVito
Azusa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Samy N
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank DanteRyan
Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Wreckxki
Davao City
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank WanderLustDavao
Imus, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We reached the port via tricycle, but the port authorities are quite strict that they do not allow even the tricycle drivers wearing shorts and slippers.

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Thank BenusPeyt
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Went there early in the morning to witness the loading and unloading of big tuna fishes. Wearing short pants is not allowed. be prepared to wear a white boots (for rent) as you go in. You can see a lot of different kinds of fishes too. Bring a styro foam if you are planning to buy fish...

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Thank Aphio1925
Las Pinas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is an amazing place. Spend some time watching the workers as they bring in tuna catch. Many good photo ops. Worth the visit

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