Fishing tourism is an activity that brings fishermen's lives closer to visitors through human experiences of sustainable tourism that allow you to embark on a professional fishing boat. You will learn to value their work and the treasures of the sea. Finally, you can taste fresh fish that you have helped capture on board. It will taste heavenly!
The sea, its people and traditional trades, guided visits to fishing ports and fresh fish markets. There is so much to discover! A sea of experiences awaits you in the Region of Valencia. Do you dare to come on board?
Outstanding Fishing Experiences
Come aboard El Paraíso, a fully-equipped fishing boat dedicated to inshore trawling in the Costa de Azahar crewed by the 4th generation of fishermen.
Aboard El Paraíso you can enjoy:
- Experience an authentic day of fishing: find out about our traditions, our fishing grounds, fishing techniques and how to classify and preserve the species caught during the trip. Our experts will share this and many other interesting facts with you over the course of the day.
- Enjoy traditional onboard cooking, with a selection of fresh local produce, principally freshly-caught fish and seafood (straight from the sea to the table): you can disconnect from your daily routine in the heart of nature.
- Sail the seas accompanied by sea birds, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Costa de Azahar, with occasional glimpses of the Islas Columbretes. You may even spot some whales.
- You'll appreciate the importance and value of traditional fishing and how fishermen protect the sea and its resources.
You will sail in a 16-meter sail boat, with your captain and a tour guide who puts in value the fishing work, the products of the sea, the customs, traditions, heritage, marine culture and the Maritime Towns of Valencia.
You will enjoy the sea, the breeze, the views and the company.
You will know in situ how the boat "Carolina" fishes.
Back to the port, you will see the selection of fresh fish and its preparation for selling.
You will know the Fish Market of Valencia.
Departure: Port of Valencia, West pier, next to the restaurant Sausalito.
Return: Port of Valencia, West pier, next to the restaurant Sausalito.
Duration: 4h30 - 5 h.
Start: 9 a.m. Presentation: 8:45 a.m.
End: 1:30 p.m. / 2 p.m.
Dates: Monday to Friday.
If the weather does not allow to leave, the date will be changed or the money will be refunded.
Discover the seafaring culture of the fishing port from the inside, get to know its trades and discover a place unknown to many: the fish market, a place full of history and tradition. Live the fresh fish auction live and learn how seafood reaches our markets and restaurants. 100% recommended for families and children.
We sail aboard a sailboat towards the place where Carolina boat is fishing. The guide on board informs us about the history of the port of València, La Marina, the Maritime area, the fishing arts, and put in value the fishing of minor arts.
The activity lasts about 4 hours, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. approximately.
After the experience of being in front of the fishing boat, we return to port, and there we see the fish selection for sale in the fish market.
We visit the fish market area where we will recognize the nets and materials used for daily fishing.
We leave and return from the Port of València. During the navigation, we serve breakfast and appetizer. We will enjoy the sea, the breeze, the views and the company. It is a fantastic experience and a recognition of the value of fresh fish that is caught in an artisanal way.
Discover the seafaring culture of the fishing port from the inside, get to know its trades and discover a place unknown to many: the fish market, a place full of history and tradition. Live the fresh fish auction and learn how seafaring reaches our homes, markets and restaurants. Seafaring tasting, optional, with local product at the end of the visit in the fishing port. 100% recommended for families and children.