We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
there is a fresh fish market

I bought some fresh squid and took it to a small shop in front of the market to ask for it to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Rita T
Just a Harbor, visit if you never seen Phinisi boats

Paotere Harbor is different from what I thought I will see, I heard it's a lively harbor with lots... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Read all 165 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good44%
  • Average30%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish market” (7 reviews)
“old harbour” (2 reviews)
Makassar, Indonesia
Write a Review
Reviews (165)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 60 reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I bought some fresh squid and took it to a small shop in front of the market to ask for it to roasting

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Paotere Harbor is different from what I thought I will see, I heard it's a lively harbor with lots of load and unloading activities, but I guess it needs good timing - I went there on midday. So it was extremely hot but the sky...More

Thank yimin516
Reviewed 13 September 2017

An historical harbour which still retains a historical feeling. Lots of old boats around offering trips to neighbouring islands.

Thank ChronicMike
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Took some photos here.it was midday and things weren't very busy, which meant I was pretty obvious, and I felt self conscious about it. But some of the fisherfolk smiled and waved or said hello. Classic boat shapes. Hard working people.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This might be worth a quick look if you happen to be in the area and you like wooden boats. The harbour itself is really not that impressive, but you can get some quite nice photos of the various wooden boats berthed in the harbour....More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting to see all the cargo boats. 20,000 to enter (like everywhere). Not worth the trip out in itself but we were invited on a boat for a tour which was very good. Like all attractions in makassar ( in my opinion). Alright but not...More

1  Thank Eleanor108
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is just a harbour only. Nothing special and I am not too sure why would this harbour has been an attraction.

1  Thank Elton H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Actually the Paotere harbor is the mute witness to the glorious past of the Makassar kingdom time when foreign ships called here searching for spices. But nobody seems care to maintain and to keep the cleanliness of the place. It is a pity.

1  Thank Andresguia
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

A bit chaotic around the harbour. Paid 10,000 entry fee to wander around. Most of the guys and kids are very friendly. Went onboard a boat to look around as well. It was quite an organic visit. Some parts were very dirty but that's just...More

1  Thank zsuki
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

It us an traditional old harbour for "Phinisi" ship (a traditional ship og Buginesse) there is also seafood restaurant with a traditional recipe of Buginesse.

Thank Al C
Nearby Restaurants
Ayam Goreng Sulawesi
54 reviews
1.80 km away
RM Bravo
34 reviews
1.62 km away
Warung Pangkep Sop Saudara
47 reviews
2.04 km away
RM Pallu Kaloa
14 reviews
1.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Trans Studio Makassar
467 reviews
6.00 km away
Losari Beach
1,088 reviews
3.45 km away
Fort Rotterdam
779 reviews
3.02 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joanne D
19 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Aiman M | Reviewed this property |
Poatere harbour , Jalan Sabutung Paotere , Makassar, Indonesia is just abt 5km from the main Port of Makassar.You can take public transport PT-PT for less than $4 USD to take you there.