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Pearl Luggers Tour

#13 of 45 Tours in Broome
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Address: 31 Dampier Tce, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 9192 0022
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Be whisked back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of...

Be whisked back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger and fortune on our tour of pearl luggers in Broome. Discover over one hundred years of history and let us share with you the tale of ‘The Sea, The Men, The Legend’ on Pearling’s doorstep, Roebuck Bay, Chinatown, Broome. It is often said that Broome’s pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls. Join us as we reveal the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and how the melting pot of cultures enticed by the lure of the pearl influenced Broome. Surround yourself by a vast collection of original diving artifacts in our private air-conditioned museum then at your leisure view an exquisite selection of Broome pearl jewellery featuring the Australian South Sea Keshi Pearl in the Pearl Luggers jewellery showroom.

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An experience not to be missed!

We were a little dubious when we entered this small room crammed with artefacts but our experience turned out to be one of our best museum visits ever. Stuart was amazing and, in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a little dubious when we entered this small room crammed with artefacts but our experience turned out to be one of our best museum visits ever. Stuart was amazing and, in telling the story of the pearl divers, he brought it all to life. We particularly appreciated the way various artefacts were handed round from items of clothing... More 

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Swan Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a engaging and interesting tour with friendly guides. Informative and realistic tour on Broomes diving history. Recommend to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to know all about the divers and luggers this is the place to visit. So informative and very enjoyable. Dont miss this.

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WillieCreekPearls, Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the review. At Pearl Luggers we are very passionate about the history of pearling and sharing our knowledge. We are pleased to hear this came across. I will happily pass your feedback onto the rest of the Pearl Luggers team! Regards, Matt More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very informative tour. The guide knew his business. Being able to actually handle the exhibits was very special. Taste testing pearl meat retailing for $120+ makes it very worth while doing.

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Thank Lyn M
WillieCreekPearls, Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi Lyn, Thank you for taking the time to post this review of the Pearl Luggers tour. Its great to hear you enjoyed your experience. We certainly do have some wonderful artifacts to view and the pearl meat tasting is always a hit! I will happily pass your feedback onto our guide and the rest of the Pearl Luggers team.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was wonderful it was interesting and engaging. It was well worth the visit. Stuart was an excellent guide and kept us all entertained throughout the tour.

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WillieCreekPearls, Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi gatters2015, Thanks for your review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers tour experience. I will gladly pass your feedback onto Stuart and the rest of the Pearl Luggers team! Regards, Matt More 

BALLINA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting, informative visit with a great talk from Sean. The amount of clothing the divers had to wear and the weight of the suits with lots of nic nacks from the era including the opium bottles!!!!

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WillieCreekPearls, Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi Sheils A, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers tour experience and looking at the wonderful range of artifacts on display. I will happily pass your feedback onto the Pearl Luggers team! Regards, Matt More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One hour educational tour conducted by an excellent guide who elaborated on everything to do with the history of pearling industry in Broome.

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WillieCreekPearls, Operations Coordinator at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi Stacey, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers tour experience. Regards, Matt More 

Stonehouse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This museum/attraction is quite small but what it lacks in space, it more than makes up for in content, the excellent commentary, the rare archival pearling footage and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff . There are two of the original and last remaining luggers to explore before entering the Artefacts room, packed with photographs, diving equipment, shells and... More 

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WillieCreekPearls, Operations Coordinator at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi Barry, Thank you for taking the time to post this particularly detailed review. We are so glad you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers tour experience. At Pearl Luggers we are very enthusiastic and passionate about the history of the pearling industry and town of Broome. We are pleased to hear this came across. I will happily pass your feedback onto... More 

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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was fortunate to have a personal tour and learn about the past pearling industry. It complimented the information I learned at the Willie Creek pearl farm. It was rather shocking to see the diving equipment used and learn the death rate for divers was understandably high. Megan conducted the tour and is very knowledgeable. Aside from the museum, the... More 

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WillieCreekPearls, Operations Coordinator at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Hi Judy, Thank you for taking the time to post this detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers tour experience. I will gladly pass your feedback onto Megan and the rest of the Pearl Luggers team! Regards, Matt More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really enjoyed listening to the stories about the early pearling days in Broome, fascinating to hear how things were done back in the day! Stuart was very knowledgeable and passionate and kept the group interested for the whole hour. Would definitely recommend!

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WillieCreekPearls, Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and your feedback on our Tour Guide Stuart. We are glad you had a great experience. More 

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