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
Great Day Out

Certainly no complaints from either of us. The tour was fabulous. The 2 guides were amazing in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
marilyn s
,
Southport, Australia
Lots of history will be learnt

We obtained this trip through Groupon for a great price. Totally blown away with the level of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Victyr
,
Bellbird Park
Read all 359 reviews
135
All photos (135)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“boat trip”(34 reviews)
“moreton bay”(30 reviews)
About
Considered Queensland's first historic national park, this island features the ruins of a colonial prison, once known as the "hell hole of the South Pacific."
Contact
Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
Website
+61 1300 438 787
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Brisbane
from $20.94
More Info
from $19.85
More Info
from $35.38
More Info
from $23.10
More Info
Reviews (359)
Filter reviews
357 results
Traveler rating
237
102
13
2
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
237
102
13
2
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cat o nine tails boat trip moreton bay convict history prison life school children prison guard boat harbour prison island bread rolls picnic lunch national park walking shoes guided tour comfortable shoes cold meats highly recommend this tour
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 357 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Certainly no complaints from either of us. The tour was fabulous. The 2 guides were amazing in their knowledge and their delivery of details. They were both very very witty. So much history there that I knew nothing about. Easy walking around the island, enjoyable...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marilyn s
Reviewed 2 days ago

We obtained this trip through Groupon for a great price. Totally blown away with the level of history we learnt on the tour. The tour guides dresses in historical characters and made the day very enjoyable even cooking a great feed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Victyr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St Helena Island, twice now and have enjoyed both visits. We had lunch on the island and I loved all the photo's I got to take. The old buildings and the wildlife.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank wineandcheeseplease
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this historic penal site and found it well preserved. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. It may be a bit difficult for more senior tourists as there is a bit of walking to do to cover the island and accessing via the jetty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited St Helena Fri. with a small group. The ride over a little 'bumpy' but OK. A LONG walk to ANYWHERE on the island and very little shade. It was informative from an historical viewpoint with humour dispersed through the commentary. I suggest pack a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not describe this as enjoyment, more educationally thought provoking. The day trip is well worth doing. The Cat o Nine Tails crew are very effective and efficient, thoughtfully ensuring dietary requirements are well catered for and checking they leave no one marooned for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great guide - interesting, factual, and a funny, if (very hammy) actor. You made our day - thanks! Learned heaps about early Queensland. Our adult group was deftly shepherded clockwise while the school group was led anti-clockwise around the island, so we never...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janet O
Reviewed January 31, 2019

A good day out. Go by boat and have a relaxing trip down the river.A lot of interesting history and buildings to see but be prepared to walk and stand and walk. Bring a hat and water cause it is hot, hot, hot. The reinactments...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LEN3612
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Using Cat o Nine tails tours, our family enjoyed the 1/2 hr trip to St. Helena. The guides provided a wealth of information and presented it in a fun and friendly manner. There was transport for passengers who would find the walk around the island...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Anita J
Reviewed December 5, 2018

What a great day out with Cat o nine tails tour to St Helena, a former convict island. The two guides, one dressed as a prisoner, the other a guard were informative, full of enthusiasm and very funny. They were also very kind as, visiting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank ann p
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 174 nearby hotels
Shangri La Gardens
54 reviews
1.15 miles away
Manly Marina Cove Motel
185 reviews
2.38 miles away
Wynnum Anchor Motel
71 reviews
3.06 miles away
Hotel Carindale
33 reviews
3.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,494 nearby restaurants
Sylvia's Restaurant & Wine Bar
33 reviews
1.14 miles away
Banter Coffee House
23 reviews
.58 miles away
May's Thai Restaurant
31 reviews
.00 miles away
Jacques Patisserie Boulangerie
9 reviews
1.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 878 nearby attractions
Manly Harbour Village
102 reviews
2.24 miles away
Osprey Environmental Centre Brisbane
5 reviews
3.19 miles away
Lota Park
5 reviews
2.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
estol a
September 26, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from trevg_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's a ferry from manly marina
0
Votes
sandralansl
January 31, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from emSherwood | Reviewed this property |
The ferry 'Cat'o'NineTails' leaves the William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Close, ( near the swimming pool)at Manly on Brisbane's bayside on Wednesdays and Sundays. Get there early to park and find the place. The boat leaves... More
2
Votes
Waipapa7
October 7, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Knightley2013 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there - Yes our guide told us people do come over in their own boats but there's strict guidelines re rubbish disposal etc. so contact St Helena National Park Service to view the requirements. Don't forget without... More
1
Vote