|Marado Island (마라도)|
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|This island is the southernmost part of Korea. Fishing is good when the tide rises on the east and when the tide goes out on the west. There are a variety of fish species and it’s a great spot for damselfish and yellowtail, even though most bites and nibbles will probably be from Icefish porgy. Float fishing is popular at night on Marado Island. Fish bite well in the rough seas following a typhoon alert.
The shoreline of Marado Island forms rugged cliffs with fantastic rocks. A lot of sea caves are scattered under the cliff areas and the whole island itself is basalt. The seashores in this area are the perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic life including shellfish, seaweed and mollusks. There are more marine products found here than in any other area around Jeju Island. Abalone, conch, sea cucumber, sea urchin, sea mustard and Hizikia as well as Marado coralfish (caught in spring and summer) have long been famous. The eastern seashore has been eroded by strong wave action from the Pacific forming a vertical cliff that the residents on Marado call “Geujeong.”
The cliff is 39m high and gives an aura of mystery to the island thanks to the cactus and silver grass that grow on it. There are 4 docks: Salraedeok, Jarideok, Jangsideok and Sinjakro. ‘Jarideok’ was named after the coralfish caught in the adjacent area all year round here. The 20 to 30m-high cliffs standing like a folding screen act as a natural windbreak when the wind blows from the southeast.
|Daejeong-eup Office +82-64-760-4014|
|[Moseulpo Port → Marado Island]
Departure from Moseulpo Port 10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00
Departure from Marado Island 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30 / 15:30 / 16:30 / 15:30
[Songaksan Port → Marado Island]
09:00–15:00 (Reservation and inquiries: +82-64-794-6661)
※ Schedule and ferry are subject to change.