Fishing, cooking and tasting in Gallipoli


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When: available from May to September
Tour duration: half-day tour (4 hours - from 10am to 2pm)
Tour language: English
Number of people: min. 2 people, max. 10 people
Meeting Point: Gallipoli

Step into the shoes of a Puglian fisherman for the day with this tasting experience on a yacht! This is a fun fishing trip, followed by a swim in a unique location, a wine-tasting and lunch/dinner on the boat prepared in front of you by local chef Anna Maria Chirone. This authentic and exciting experience all takes place in the wonderful setting of Gallipoli and the Ionian Coast.

What you'll do...

  • Explore the Gulf of Gallipoli (lasting approximately 4 hours).
  • Learn how to clean fish.
  • Enjoy a local aperitif served on board.
  • Learn about different fish dishes and culinary traditions of Puglia.
  • Enjoy lunch/dinner with the fishermen who caught the ingredients (the meal usually include dishes such as fish soup, grilled fish, a side dish and fresh fruit).


  • The meeting point is in Gallipoli, where you will be introduced to the fishermen, the chef and her assistant.
  • Once on board the fishing boat, you will sail about 6 miles and stop to reel in the fishing nets. Guests can choose to actively participate or just watch.
  • After fishing, the boat will stop and you’ll be able to go for a swim – weather permitting.
  • Finally the chef will demonstrate how to prepare certain Puglian fish dishes, followed by lunch/dinner on board.

What’s included? 

  • English-speaking chef
  • 4 hours' on board the fishing boat in the Gulf of Gallipoli
  • A fridge stocked with drinks
  • Aperitifs served on board
  • Cooking class with a local chef on board
  • Lunch/dinner and wine-tasting on board
  • Fuel
  • VAT and taxes.

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