Fishing Tours in Santorini: Fish Like A Greek!
Are you looking forward to spending a few calm hours by the sea with your friends waiting to catch a fish? Is fishing your favourite hobby or are you a professional fisherman? The unique landscapes, the deep blue Aegean sea and the rich fish diversity will make fishing in Santorini an experience that you simply cannot miss!
Giorgaros Fishing Tours Santorini organize all the details regarding the spots, the time, the equipment and everything you may need to enjoy your favourite activity in Santorini. Fishing is among the most popular forms of alternative tourism around the world, so take your loved ones, embark our boat, get your fishing rod and enjoy the ride! The long tradition of the island’s people in fishing, the volcanic scenery and the black sandy beaches with the volcanic rocks will make your fishing experience in Santorini something that you will cherish for ever!
How we Started
Captain Anthi grew up in one of Santorini’s oldest fishermen families. Back when they started fishing, their main fishing spot was the Old Fishermen’s Harbour. It was a quiet place, with only a couple of fishing boats. Since then, a lot has changed. In her own words:
“One of the most vivid memories I have from my childhood is walking down the stairs to the harbour to bring food to my fisherman father when I was little… Growing up I have been incredibly lucky to be around people who made a living from the sea, this way I learnt to treat the seas and all the creatures living in it with respect. My family has been sustained from fishing for decades and as the sea sustained us, we now try to do our best to raise awareness for sustainable fishing practices, which we ourselves keep as a guiding principle.
Later on I left Santorini to study. My return to the island coincided with a huge surge of the tourism industry and while I was happy to see Santorini’s beauty being appreciated by thousands of people flocking from around the world, I was not happy to find that there was not a single traditional Greek fishing boat in the fishermen’s harbour! There was almost nothing there to remind me of my identity and the traditions of my land. There was nothing original left for the visitor to enjoy in this place we call home. So when my family go the first official fishing tourism licence in Southern Santorini, I knew what I had to do: I would make it so that each guest who steps on our boat will get to take a part of Greece back home, along with his memories!”
Captain Anthi Arvaniti
How we Practice Sustainable Fishing
Sustainable fishing practices are embedded in our core! We are proud to practice sustainable fishing tourism, starting from the basics: We only fish as much as required to cover our guests meal on board and we never sell any excess fish we might catch, while our prawn creels are hand-made using recyclable materials!
Our revenue comes from ticket sales and not on the quantity of fish we catch, therefore we break the overfishing cycle! Moreover, we throw back in the sea all juvenile fish we may have caught! And as soon as we have enough fish for our guests meal, we also return any excess fish to the sea! Any fish that remain on board are used as bait when they start to go bad, this way we recycle them!
Unfortunately, in recent years several invasive species have entered Mediterranean waters and many of them can be found in Santorini. We try to fish, cook and eat as many as possible, doing our part to unburden the environment!