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Discover Marine Tourism … From 10€ Code: SC05

… in a unique environment

Enter into the world of fishermen and get to know about their daily work at sea, as well as our culture. How many times have you been at a fish market and wondered how to choose the freshest fish? In this experience, you will see the fish being pulled out of the water, learn about the tough working conditions of the mariners, even accompanying them for a day of fishing out at sea, and become aware of the true cost of these culinary delights. All this steeped in the feel of old-style sailing neighborhoods, and with the lure of tasting "in situ" the most authentic rice dishes and stews.

 

  • Type of activity: Culture Spairience!
  • Destination: Estepona (España)
  • Duration: 1 día
  • Period/date: All year round
  • Deposit: 100%
  • Accomodation: opcional
  • Lunch: opcional
  • Age: From 7 years
  • Learning
  • Under 16s
  • Over 16s
  • Children
  • Groups
  • Families
  • Urban Area

Our friends Shonia and Pedro are a fishermen couple who 3 years ago decided to create a complimentary and sustainable alternative to commercial fishing - without discarding their long family tradition in this activity.
This allows us to present you with a novel range of tourism activities around the world of fishing, that are Our sure to provide a unique experience.
We offer you the chance to delve into the world of traditional fishing and its daily routine, by means of guided tours, educational workshops for "little cabin boys", culinary tours, and trips out to sea – all conceived and designed to be experienced and enjoyed as a family.
Shonia and Pedro belong to the “Club de Productos Náutico y Marinero de la Costa del Sol Occidental” (the “Western Costa de Sol Sailing and Maritime Products Club”) and among their badges one can find the SICTEC "Commitment to Quality Tourism" seal. They are also affiliated to the United Nations "Global Compact" initiative.

                                                      

 

Come aboard!

The result is a cocktail of seafaring experiences, prepared especially for you: gastronomy, tradition and culture, together with quality and sustainability, await you on the Costa del Sol and the Estepona harbour fish market in the province of Málaga.
Fishing boat excursions take place off the Malaga coast.

SAILOR ON DRY LAND
With the sea close by, you will make use of all your senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch ... Join us on a guided tour of the most important spots in the daily routine of a fishing port. In the company of a sailor you will learn all about the life of those who life by and from the sea. After a fascinating introduction to the history of our industry, we commence our tour through the fishing port of Estepona.
· Dry Dock
· Ribera Carpentry Works
· The Fishing Pier
· The Punta Doncella Lighthouse
· Fishermen’s Quarter
Schedule: all year round, Monday to Saturday
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
Number of people: minimum 4, maximum 50  
Price: adults 10 €, children 4 €

 

 

THE FISHERMEN’S ROUTE
On this route we accompany some traditional fishing boats to see them in action out on the ocean. We will get an insight into difficult life of a fisherman, and see the various nets and equipment in use on these boats. Your host and guide throughout the route will be a female fisherman.
Description: around mid-morning we finalise our preparations at the marina before embarking and going in search of the fishing boats. The crew will explain how they perform their work, point out some of its peculiarities, and share their experiences. You’ll be able to see how they cast and retrieve their nets, tackle and pound nets. Once back on shore, we will go to the fishing port to continue our excursion with a guided tour, getting to know all the most important spots in Estepona related to fishing.
Schedule: all year round, Monday through Friday
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum: 2 people. Maximum: 10 people
Starting time: 10h00 to 13h00 (depending on the time of year)
Price: Adults 39 €, children 20 €

 

 

FLYING FISH ROUTE

Only route of its kind in Spain – only available during summer
On this route, you get to see and experience the process of fishing for “flying fish". This peculiar species, with its unique capacity of propelling itself out of the water and gliding for impressive distances, only visits these shores for a little over two months a year. Around this area of Andalusia (Estepona, Sabinillas, La Linea, and Tarifa), as well as Ceuta and the Strait of Gibraltar, there is long history and tradition of catching this species and curing it by drying in the sun and wind.
We propose an early start for this expedition. We will be accompanied by a knowledgable fishing guide, as we follow the fishing boats to get to know the whole process and see how this job is done.
Once back on shore, we will continue with a tour of the harbour. Here the fishermen will explain the drying process at first hand, and you'll not only see how it is done, but also be able to taste some of the produce.
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Duration: about 3 hours
Starting time: 9h00 to 11h00
Price: Adults 41 €, children 20 €

 

 

 

CULTURE AND TRADITION

Sailor on Dry Land + Quality and Freshness Workshop + Fishermen’s Route

 

With the sea close by, you will make use of all your senses to get to know all about the life and work of fishermen, passing by all the most important places in the daily life of the harbour.

 

- Dry dock

- Fishing pier

- Punta Doncella Lighthouse (exterior)

- Fish market (exterior)

 

As part of the visit to the harbour you will participate in a workshop where a professional fisherman will explain the principal characteristics of fish and show you how to evaluate its freshness and quality.

 

Once on board, you will go out and visit some of the fishing boats in the area, which you will learn about the various systems used for fishing, as well as the different types of fishing vessels. You will also get to see the various species of fish that are found along this coastline.
 
Arrival: 10h00
 
Schedule: all year round, Monday through Friday.
 
Duration: about 4 hours
 
Number of persons: minimum 4, maximum 10 (*)
 
Price: 62 € per person including VAT

 

 

Includes:
* Guided tour of the fishing port
* Quality and Freshness Workshop  
* Boat excursion
* Printed information, fishing guide and Public Liability Insurance
 
(*) For larger groups please enquire.

 

 

CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY

Sailor on Dry Land + Fishermen’s Route + Lunch in the Fishermen’s Quarter

 

A visit to the Fishermen’s Quarter to learn about fishing and fish, followed by a typical sailor’s lunch in a local restaurant with seasonal fresh fish.

 

Arrival: 10h00

 

Schedule: all year round, Monday to Friday

 

Duration: about 4,5 hours

 

Number of persons: minimum 4, maximum 10 (*)

 

Price: 68 € per person including VAT

 

Includes:
* Guided tour of the fishing port
* Boat excursion  
* Sailor’s lunch  
* Printed information, fishing guide and Public Liability Insurance
 
(*) For larger groups please enquire.

 

 

CULTURE, TRADITION AND GASTRONOMY

Sailor on Dry Land + Quality and Freshness Workshop + Lunch in the Fishermen’s Quarter

After learning all about fresh fish in the Quality and Freshness Workshop, we go on a visit to the unique Fishermen’s Quarter, and partake of a delicious sailor’s lunch on the Square of Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of the sea.

 

Arrival: 10h30

 

Schedule: all year round, Tuesday to Friday

 

Duration: about 4 hours

 

Number of persons: minimum 6, maximum 25

 

Price: 40 € per person including VAT

 

Includes:
* Guided tour of the fishing port
* Quality and Freshness Workshop
* Sailor’s lunch  
* Printed information, fishing guide and Public Liability Insurance
 
 

CULTURE AND TRADITION

Sailor on Dry Land + Quality and Freshness Workshop + Fish on a Skewer Workshop

 

Both the city and province of Malaga are steeped in the seafaring tradition. On this tour you will learn all the tricks and secrets of preparing fish on a skewer. After the workshop, you will sample the dish.

 

Arrival: 10h00

 

Schedule: all year round, Monday to Saturday

 

Duration: about 4 hours

 

Number of persons: minimum 6, maximum 60

 

Price: 33 € per person including VAT

 

Includes:
* Guided tour of the fishing port
* Quality and Freshness Workshop
* Fish on a Skewer Workshop with tasting   
* Printed information, fishing guide and Public Liability Insurance
 

 

 

FISH COOKING WORKSHOP ON A SAILING BOAT

You are probably aware of the benefits of including fish in your diet. What you might not know, is that sailor cuisine is considered another legacy left to us by our forefathers, one which we would like to not only maintain, but also teach to others. It helps us to keep our culture alive, while you have the opportunity to get to know new recipes for a healthy, natural and reasonably priced diet.

 

And if you like, we will show you how to prepare these dishes aboard our sailing vessel Intrépido, while sailing in the Bay of Estepona.

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Duration: about 2 hours

Times: 12h00 - 14h00 and 14h00 - 16h00

Number of persons: minimum 6, maximum 10

Price: adults 55 €, children 30 €

Includes:

* Boat ride, workshop, lunch, drinks, skipper, Public Liability Insurance

Concept Type Cost
Gastronomic workshop in a sailing boat Included 55€
Marinero en tierra (Guided excursion in the Estepona fishing port) Included 10€
Route of the fishermen Included 39€
Route of the flying fish (The only one in Spain) Included 41€
Marinero en tierra + Quality and freshness workshop+ Route of the fishermen Included 62€
Marinero en tierra + Quality and freshness workshop+ Espetos workshop Included 33€
Marinero en tierra + Quality and freshness workshop + Lunch at the fishermen quarter Included 33€
Marinero en tierra + Route of the fishermen + Lunch at the fishermen quarter Included 68€

Each kind of  experience has their own conditions.

Schedule, duration, number of people, price... aims to help in your decision making. 

 

 

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