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Santa Cruz Fish Market

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Downtown Fish Market

The fish market is located right in the downtown area where they are getting fresh fishes on a... read more

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Loved the Seal

Super cool place to visit. Watching the fisherman come in with delicious lobster and all types of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish”(26 reviews)
“lobster”(29 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
+91 44 6531 5613
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Reviewed today via mobile

The fish market is located right in the downtown area where they are getting fresh fishes on a daily basis. There are pelicans, sea lions, birds, etc. for the left over fishes. You can get an up closed to them for pictures, but it is...More

Thank hvu2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a bit of a show based on prior reviews, but we tried to stop at the market two times (going at "prime time" based on local advise and each time there was just 1 sea lion there with one lady selling her...More

Thank crazy4travel01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool place to visit. Watching the fisherman come in with delicious lobster and all types of fish. The funniest thing is watching the Seals and Pelicans trying to get a “free” meal. As the fish is being displayed for sale. The workers there are...More

Thank alomotogkz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You may have to compete with a sea lion or sea gull for a piece of fish. Daily fresh fish out of the water off the boat. Great prices. Ocasional local indigenous food fare available at lunch - very good!

Thank clboak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened upon the fish market as we were walking the Main Street. It is a fun place to watch the seals and Pelicans hope that the skilled women selling fish will throw them a few scraps :). You can get very close to...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This fish market has a high rating of approval by sea lions and pelicans who wait around the tables for the scraps from fishermen who gut and fillet their fresh fish catches. Plenty of humans line up for this fresh fish market, giving it an...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect example of the Galapagos. You see sea lions hanging out with the locals trying to grab fish. Plus pelicans and iguanas waiting for their turn. We spent 1/2 hour and could have spent longer watching. There was an egret and frigate...More

1  Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a photo opp. Kids loved to watch the sea lions and pelicans just hanging out. Some seem to pose for a photo.Old fishing boats ..great view.

1  Thank nantucketraveler
Reviewed 9 June 2018

I guess it is a market because people would come and buy fresh fish, but there was not much variety or much fish. However, the best was seeing the sea lions begging for food and competing with the pelicans. Big baby seals were everywhere nursing...More

Thank gator33
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Seals, Pelicans, Frigatebirds, Waved Albatross, Sea lions you name it will come. lots of great photo's

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15 January 2018|
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Response from Alice W | Reviewed this property |
La Garrapata restaurant cooked it for us, but our tour guide made the arrangements. Could ask the restaurant, maybe.
Herb E
31 January 2017|
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Response from GetLostAndBefound | Reviewed this property |
Midday to late afternoon seemed to be when it was busiest, and when the sea lions came to play!
Lisa G
20 June 2016|
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Response from Bruna A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa, You can find the Fishing piers on the google maps: "Muelle del pescador, Avenue Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Equador". Its between Calle n° 61 and Charles Binford, in front of some The Volcano restaurant... More