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Skippers Floating Eatery

5 Marina Parade, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
+61 418 789 883
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (46 reviews)
“scallops” (28 reviews)
“salad” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, Australian, Gluten Free Options
5 Marina Parade, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

New management have made this little floating fish and chip shop pretty special...the place has always been good but with a bit of initiative and reorganising the layout they have made it much better....beautiful fresh fish at a variety of prices to suit most budgets...flake...More

Thank Anet49Tas
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had good hopes. Portions small for the price. Paid $20 for a tiny serve of fish and a cup of chips. Fish quality surprisingly very bland considering the location. Chips were the only redeeming factor. Dim sim was a rock which we couldn’t bite into.

1  Thank Brianna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent place for fish and chips. People are friendly, fish is fresh and well cooked, the seafood chowder is fine and the chips very good.

1  Thank Cranky61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate there a few nights ago while staying in St. Helens. We agreed it was restaurant quality and excellent value. Highly recommend it

1  Thank karenv58
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a takeaway dinner from the Skippers floating eatery - great selection of fish - they were certainly busy. would recommend

1  Thank 60stravellers2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and a really cool concept having lunch on this boat that is moored in St Helen's - very enjoyable

1  Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shop offered the cheapest oyster during our entire trip in Tasmania! Also, the lobster was amazing. Worth a try for anyone who is visiting Tas for seafood. Not forgetting to mention the cosy interiors and the pretty sea view you get.

1  Thank ZeeQC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always very fresh and reasonably quick considering how busy they get. A little on the expensive side ($13.00 for flake and chips) but worth it for the quality of food.

1  Thank Mitch D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and juicy fish, light extremely crispy batter. One of the best I had! Chips just as crisp which is awesome. Don't change this ever!

1  Thank Daz L
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had limited time in St Helens but luckily we had the chance to eat at this unique place and experience some great local seafood.

1  Thank Paul B
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27 March 2015|
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Response from BrisCaz | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. Not sure what the question is either. I actually LOVED Mohr & Smith so I didn't dislike all of the St Helens restaurants I went to. The "atmosphere" on the Paddle Wheeler is ok for tourists and, considering the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Marina Parade, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  St Helens
  • Phone Number: +61 418 789 883
  • E-mail
Floating Seafood Eatery Step aboard a unique floating fish shop, specialising in fresh local fish, lobsters, oysters, scallops and prawns. Fish and chips, burgers, salads and wraps are all made to order by our friendly crew.
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