Guided tour

Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Willie Creek

Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

Activity provider: Willie Creek

From US$ 21.30 per person

Travel back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • View some of the last remaining pearling luggers in Broome
  • Spend an hour listening to fascinating guided commentary
  • Enjoy an exclusive pearl meat tasting
Full description
This unique 1 hour tour offers a guided commentary on Broome’s pearling history. Travel back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure. Visitors are captivated as 150 years of Broome’s unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolds in the very environment where the history was made, amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Roebuck Bay’s Dampier Creek. Pearl Luggers is located right in the heart of ‘Chinatown’ and features a fully rigged and restored pearl lugger surrounded by a replica inter-tidal jetty and tenders store. It is without doubt the closest link to the pearling era of long ago where daily life ebbed and flowed with the comings and goings of the great pearl luggers fleets.  
  • Watch rare archival footage
  • See, touch and hold some of our most valuable pearls and diving artifacts, exclusive pearl meat tasting
  • View some of the last remaining pearling luggers in Broome
  • An hour of fascinating guided commentary

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    Meeting point

    31 Dampier Terrace, Broome WA 6725, Australia

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The vessels are on display for visitor enjoyment and no longer sail
    • The tour is conducted both indoors and outdoors, with the majority held in the air conditioned comfort of the ‘Tenders Store’. A mini-museum dedicated to pearling heritage, featuring authentic and original hard-hat pearl diving equipment and other memorabilia
    • Tour times vary according to seasonal demand. Always check availability of tours when booking
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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 16 reviews

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    Stuart our guide was extremely knowledgeable and an expert in his field. Very passionate and he loves imparting the history of Broome and the pearling industry. I had no idea how important the Pearling industry was to Broome's development. Next time we will also do the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Enjoyed the titbit of muscle meat as well.

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    July 31, 2022

    July 18, 2022

    Our Guide Stuart was brilliant, very knowledgeable and used oral and video presentations very effectively. The sessions allowed for handling of historical artifacts and the tasting of pearl shell meat in the Showroom was also enjoyable.

    January 8, 2022

    Product ID: 133485