Behind The Scenes Tour Of Sydney Fish Market

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    The tour starts at 6.40am and lasts around 90 minutes.
  • Departure Details :
    Meet at the wooden tables outside Christie's, at the entrance to the Waterfront Arcade at Sydney Fish Market.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Ever wanted to know where Australias seafood comes from? What the Australian seafood industry does to ensure its seafood is sustainable? Or where the top restaurants go to get the freshest of the fresh? On a behind the scenes tour of Sydney fish market you'll have all these questions answered and more!Your guide will explain the history of Sydney Fish Market and the workings of the Dutch auction clock system. You will then be led through the auction floor, viewing the freshest seafood available including live crab and huge tuna! Learn about sashimi, watch oysters being shucked and view the displays in our specialist seafood retail stores.

Inclusions

  • Go behind the scenes with one of SFMs trained guides to explore all facets of the market.
  • Hear the history of Sydney Fish Market.
  • Learn how the Dutch auction and buying system works.
  • Tour the auction floor, viewing over 100 species.
  • See oysters being shucked.
  • Find out about sashimi, live seafood products and our specialist seafood retailers.

Exclusions

  • Transport to/from Sydney Fish Market

Know More about this tour

Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the southern hemisphere and the third largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. About 2,700 crates (50-55 tonnes) of the freshest possible seafood is auctioned each day, through the computerised Dutch auction system, to around 160 buyers.
The incredible variety of seafood is sourced from individual fishermen, co-ops, fishing businesses and aquaculture farms in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, with over 100 species available to buyers daily.
Your guide will explain the history of Sydney Fish Market and the workings of the Dutch auction clock system. You will then be led through the auction floor, viewing the freshest seafood available including live crab and huge tuna! Learn about sashimi, watch oysters being shucked and view the displays in our specialist seafood retail stores.

  • Go behind the scenes with one of SFMs trained guides to explore all facets of the market.
  • Hear the history of Sydney Fish Market.
  • Learn how the Dutch auction and buying system works.
  • Tour the auction floor, viewing over 100 species.
  • See oysters being shucked.
  • Find out about sashimi, live seafood products and our specialist seafood retailers.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to occupational health and safety concerns, all visitors to the auction must wear enclosed shoes. Those who do not wear enclosed shoes will not be granted access to the auction floor.
The auction floor can be wet and it is best to avoid wearing leather shoes as they tend to absorb water. It is recommended that you roll up long pants / jeans.

In the interests of safety, the minimum age of tour participants is 10 years of age, this includes new born babies in carriers. Please note, there are no exceptions.

Due to the nature of the environment and for safety reasons, SFM cannot offer wheelchair access to the auction floor portion of the tour.

Photography and videography are strictly prohibited on the auction floor.

Cancellation Policy

All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.