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Watersports in Essaouira

Keen to try new experiences? If Morocco often rhymes with oriental traditions, do not miss its potential regarding aquatic sports. Both groundbreaking and restful, Essaouira invites you to surf, kiteboard, fish and way more. It’s yours to find the right sport which will make your holidays a unique and privileged moment with your loved ones.


Best sport to do in Essaouira, there are numerous clubs which offer to try to surf. Beginner or advanced, with a simple rental or thanks to private classes a few hours per week, master the  waves in Sidi Kaouki, the best place to surf according to professionals, in the south of Essaouira province. Our good adress? Ocean Vagabond, which promises equipments of quality for all tastes!

Surf - Essaouira


For all ages, sailing is a common practice on the bay. With a calm water and a weak flow, both kids and adults will enjoy initiating themselves to the joy of this safe sport, that a lot of schools provide. Depending on your level and your desires, the best spots are in Moulay Bouzerktoun, a charming fishermen town 20 km in the north of the city, and Sidi Kaouki, in the south of the province.


Sliding sport on a board towed on the surface of water, kiteboarding is a young, dynamic and fun sport. Also known as the city of trade winds, Essaouira is perfect to kitesurf. Here, people navigate all year long! With an ideal climate and a great wind to practice, it is on the bay of the city that kiteboard lovers meet. How ? Thanks to MOGASURF Kite & School, or Essaouira Kite Paradise: the 2 best spots to rent a kite. Do not miss it!

Kiteboard - Essaouira

Sea fishing

Full of fish, sea fishing in Essaouira will fill both beginners and professionals with happiness. Sure not to leave empty handed, these are moray eels, octopus and breams that are waiting for you on the spot. At last, after a full day fishing, relax and cook this fish brought by yourself: an undisputable satisfaction, and a must-do for families trip!

A boat tour

Need to breathe some fresh air? Have a boat tour! In Essaouira, head to the discovery of the famous islands of Mogador! Greatest island of Purpuraires Islands, the latter are packed with history. A boat tour with experts will thus allow you to know more about these mysterious islands, as well as make you have a getaway trip to really feel in vacations. And if you would like to dive, know that water remains hot all year long. A not-to-be-missed!

A boat tour - Essaouira

Discover our selection of luxury villas for your next trip Essaouira

Riad Colini

5 Bedrooms

Dar Sophia

6 Bedrooms

Riad Dharma

7 Bedrooms