It is often said that Broome’s pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls. Come and experience a fascinating insight to Broome’s unique heritage at Pearl Luggers, in the heart of Broome’s ‘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.
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Stop At: Pearl Luggers Tour, 31 Dampier Tce, Broome, Western Australia 6725 Australia

Pearl Luggers is a beautiful and unique venue located right in the heart of Chinatown in Old Broome. It features a fully rigged and restored historical Pearl Lugger and revatilised showrooms displaying pearl diving artefacts from years ago. 1.5-hour tours run daily and can be pre-booked right here on get your guide.

Duration: 1 hour


TracyB3213 - 5/5
Very informative tour conducted by little Stu, he was passionate and very articulate. Was wonderful to hear the history of the Broome Pearling luggers. The history was shocking but amazing at the same time. Got to see real camera footage and artifacts as well as touch the material. We saw a shell being opened and the pearl emerge. Shame it was not fit for sale but held it all the same and compared it to the $60,000 pearl in my hand which was also on display. We were also offered oyster meat. Would definitely recommend this tour whilst in Broome.
13TaylahL - 5/5
Wandered into Willies Creek Pearls on Robinson ST. and was recommended to try their 11am tour. I had an awesome time and learnt a lot about the history of Pearls in Australia, try pearl meat and even hold a pearl worth $60,000. The tour guide Stu was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour really fun. If you have 90 minutes free in Broome I highly recommend going, it is awesome.
658amaliac - 5/5
Broome’s Pearl history is shocking and beautiful at the same time. so well explained and with real videos and equipment. All staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this to everyone. Is a must do. Pearls are magnificent..
656garryn - 5/5
To understand the history of pearling in Broome you must do the tour to see how it has developed to today. A must do for Broome. Willie Creek was a good choice and Stu out guide was a likable character who was very informative and answered all questions professionly.
goose144 - 5/5
I’ll be honest we only booked the tour to kill a few hours between the rain showers but what a brilliant informative time we had. The tour set up in the middle of Broome was unexpected it certainly is a hidden gem. Little Stewy ( not being disrespectful, that’s how he introduced himself) is a legend, very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about what he does, he certainly made the party feel at ease and the questions were flying in. No hesitation in recommending the tour, can’t wait to get back so we can do the farm trip
DeejayJoubert - 5/5
Great value for money, informative and a great way to learn about the history of Broome. Stuart was an excellent guide, and made the tour a lot of fun.
Ross_C - 5/5
Very informative,interesting history of the pearling of broome. $30 per adult. The best touristy thing to do in broome
Wayne_M - 5/5
The whole tour was fantastic just a great insight into the history of the divers past. Interesting and informative
jennifersQ1705EY - 5/5
After visiting Willie Creek on a tour, and loving it, we followed up with this tour in Broome. Excellent information once again, presented with enthusiasm by Stuart. Have a much better understanding of Broome's history and the pearling industry. Many thanks.
mariajD5758WI - 5/5
Fantastic tour. A must do when in Broome. Tour guide was very friendly & informative. Such an interesting tour


  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Pearl Luggers Tour


  • Food and drinks

Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional Information

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A maximum of 40 people per booking
    • 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