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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” (43 reviews)
“scallops” (28 reviews)
“chowder” (15 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 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful flake but quite small as were the chips. We like big fat chips and good fat flake. Obviously we'll pay for quality, we did here but the servings were not very generous.

Thank chill p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ha ha ha my husband cannot eat fish that smells😂 Skippers was delicious, fresh, well cooked and NO fish smell! The scallops, prawns and calamari all delicious. Fish was flaky, soft, and YUM! People sitting next to us got the chowder which also looked amazing,...More

1  Thank Simone L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Haven’t been here since new operators have taken over. Good value for money had the captains seafood basket @ $25 couldn’t fault anything and I will go back well worth a try. Staff super friendly

Thank Matthew O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Skippers is not a fancy eatery but a quirky, low key take away/eatery on an old blue steamer. Loved the fish and chips here. We ordered the Captains Box (2x flake, 2x calamari, 4x scallops, 4x prawns and chips)for $25 and it was delicious. Batter...More

Thank 21girlie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined the throngs of people waiting in line to order and hoped for good things. We were not disappointed. The seafood was fresh and beautifully cooked. The staff were efficient and friendly. Most definitely worth a visit.

Thank Barb G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Bay of Fires and we were so glad we did. We got the Captains pack with an extra piece of fish, 6 oysters & a fish burger. Plenty of food for the 4 of us. The fish & prawns...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed eating here. Very friendly staff and scrumptious food. We had the Skippers Seaford Basket. The fish particularly was delicious probably the best I have tasted. Very pleasant to eat in a relaxed spot overlooking the water. Highly recommended.

Thank George6181
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really like what we ordered, the seafood chowder was delicious! Great atmosphere being on the water. Seating is limited, portion sizes were on the smaller side and a little more expensive then some of the other places in TAS.

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go for fish and chips right on the harbour front in St Helens. We took all our grandkids here and they loved it. The chips were crisp and the fish was really tasty and freshly cooked. We had flake...More

Thank DGarethOwen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and great food. Only gripe would be why do you close at 2.30 on Sundays? I can understand the winter months but not January when there are so many people around. :(

1  Thank Macy A
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28 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$ 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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