Pearl Luggers Tour In Broome

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    31 Dampier Terrace, Broome WA 6725, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


It is often said that Broomes pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls. Come and experience a fascinating insight to Broomes unique heritage at Pearl Luggers, in the heart of Broomes Chinatown.
Learn the perils of the deep and discover first hand what made the pearl divers life so hazardous and what drove so many to put their lives at risk.
Was it the riches, the status or just the lure of the pearl? Through daily guided tours and enthralling stories learn of the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and why such a large number of nationalities were enticed, often by force, into our pearling industry. View two of the last surviving and perfectly restored pearling luggers, the vessel synonymous with Broome, surrounded by a reconstructed tidal jetty and an authentic pearlers store.


Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Fully narrated tour

Step back in time on a history tour

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This unique one hour tour offers a guided commentary on Broomes pearling history. Immerse yourself in a tale of hardship, adventure and intrigue. 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 Broomes unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolds in the very environment where the history was made among the mangroves on the foreshore of Roebuck Bays 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.

Prior to the 11am tour, participants may purchase a Pearling Masters themed High Tea for an additional fee


Food tasting

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 40 people per tour

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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  • 19-Nov-2022

    Definitely worth taking the time to learn about the begging of the town. interesting stories that bring the history to life, with items and artifacts that you can interact with, that make it real.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    An exceptionally educational and enlightening experience learning about Broome’s dark and rich pearling and shelling history. It was great getting to see and touch tangible examples of shells and pearls and even to taste some pearl meat! I certainly have a greater appreciation of all the hard work undertaken by pearl luggers after doing this tour and won’t be looking at a pearl the same way ever again!

  • 17-Sep-2022

    A comprehensive history lesson on pearling in Broome. A comprehensive lesson about pearls. I'd love the recipe for the pearl meat marinade, yummy. Thank you Stuart you made the tour a 5

  • 13-Sep-2022

    The presenter was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Broome and the place of pearl shell diving. His presentation was lively, well illustrated and pitched perfectly.

  • 11-Sep-2022

    Great informative tour. I think a must do! Gives you a total insight to the past pearl history and town. Additionally today's pearl industry is still operating today at Willie Creek.

  • 30-Aug-2022

    Tour follows Pearl fishing history in Broome. Well presented , Videos , Physical examples and Setting including actual Lugger really gives a sense of 'Pearling life' ...Luggers , Divers , Equipment ,Pearls , Town Life history and timeline. Rounded off with taste of pearl meat at the end. Our guide was 'Stewie' , fun and big value.

  • 23-Aug-2022

    Great introduction to the Broome pearling industry. Good to see the two luggers, one restored to original state, and to examine the divers’ clothing and equipment. Our guide was very informative and her talk was complemented by excellent videos of how the men worked and lived on the luggers. The tour finished with a tasting of pearl meat and a viewing of the different grades of pearls. Good value.

  • 16-Aug-2022

    Very informative and interesting tour including information about the luggers and divers and equipment, close up of pearls and even a taste of pearl meat.

  • 13-Aug-2022

    Brilliant, informative history lesson of Broome and the pearling industry. Was presented in a fun and interesting way with lots of artefacts and old photos. Well worth the time and small cost.

  • 08-Aug-2022

    We did the Pearl Luggers Tour in July 2022 and found it so informative especially the early days of pearling. We were given a great insight into the problems the Pearl Luggers had especially in the 18OOs. Would recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Broome.

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