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Using Cat o Nine tails tours, our family enjoyed the 1/2 hr trip to St. Helena. The guides provided... read more

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Anita J
Sunshine Coast, Australia

What a great day out with Cat o nine tails tour to St Helena, a former convict island. The two... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
ann p
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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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."
Manly, Brisbane, Queensland 4179, Australia
+61 1300 438 787
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 December 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
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Just arrived home from an amazing tour to St Helena Island. We had a great time. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and passionate about the island and it’s fascinating history. They were also talented comedians. Thank you so much for bringing history to life...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

This 5 hour tour to St. Helena was an excellent day and very informative. Such an overall fabulous day, everything very well organised and lunch was lovely too. Such a talented group of people.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank anitafraser
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Had a wonderful 5 hour tour with Cat-O-Nina-Tails to St. Helena Island from Manly. The tour guides were absolutely fantastic and made the tour enjoyable with great stories, history of the prison in the island, comedy and theatrics! The boat departed and arrived on time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

I really enjoyed visiting St Helena Is. I attended a guided tour with school students. An unspoilt island though it houses the ruins of a penal colony with plenty of records of the convicts hardships. A good boat trip out to the island in Moreton...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Jeff runs the ferry and tour at St Helena, and I must say it is P-E-R-F-E-C-T !!! .. the animated reinactment is brilliant

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome trip. Wonderful tour guides who were entertaining as well as informative. Well worth the money. Good lunch provided. A definite must-do if you are visiting Brisbane.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

I fully recommend this tour!!!! It is a MUST DO for Brisbane residents and those interested in History or those wanting a great day out. The tour starts at Manly from the William Gunn Jetty on the Cat O'Nine Tails boat which takes you across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a wonderful experience visiting this very historical site, the cruise out was great and the Captain and staff very hospitable. What a surprise to learn that the men who created the Labour movements were prisoners on this island, doing hard labour for their part...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank AnthonyfromBrisbane
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estol a
27 September 2017|
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Response from trevg_13 | Reviewed this property |
It's a ferry from manly marina
31 January 2017|
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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
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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