Shore Excursion Details

Go Green-Fishing in A More Sustainable Way

Provence (Marseille), France

Go Green-Fishing in A More Sustainable Way


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration

Become familiar with the efforts of local fishermen to improve their methods and increase the industry’s sustainability. While following a seasoned fisherman around the Old Port of Marseille, you will learn some of the issues affecting the profession. The challenges include water pollution, climate change, over-fishing and even poachers taking endangered species from no-fishing zones. Fishing nets create another problem, as they are often lost, discarded, or abandoned at sea, yet they still continue to unintentionally trap marine creatures in a practice known as ghost fishing. As the fisherman will explain, using biodegradable nets is just one way the industry can protect the marine environment and improve the profession. Feel free to ask questions about what’s being done to raise awareness of the issues and provide acceptable solutions. As a memento, you will receive a cube of green diver’s soap made with olive oil in an eco-responsible way and wrapped in biodegradable packaging.

• Discover some of ecological issues that fishermen face and how they are being addressed.
• Follow a veteran fisherman around the Old Port for a candid look at the profession.
• Receive a bar of diver’s soap made in an eco-friendly way as a memento.

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking over uneven and earthy surfaces. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. No actual fishing will take place during the tour.

Check Out the


Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

Image Title
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Have Questions About Your Shore Excursions?
We're here to answer them. Call us at the number below to speak with a Shore Excursion Specialist.
00800 0310 21 21