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Pearl Luggers Tour

#13 of 44 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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Excellent tour of this small museum brimming with history of the pearling industry in Broome.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Stacey S
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Hervey Bay, Australia

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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 

Canggu, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly side of the Pearling Industry history is told in this very informative tour. The early times of this industry were extremely tough (to put it mildly) and in many cases deadly. The guide we had was very well informed and told the stories of how the industry developed and the people who made... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers Tour and learning all about the Pearling History. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A fantastic insight to the past pearling industry and the trials and tribulations and hardships endured by the divers. The presenter was professional, knowledgeable and educational. The tour is an absolute must when visiting Broome. Its close to the centre of town. The most amazing thing was the diving suits and what they did to enable them to dive.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers Tour and found all information so informative. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not much of a history buff but I was blown away with how interesting this tour was! Stuart was incredibly passionate and informative about the history of both Broome and the pearl lugging history. Highly recommend it.

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

Thank you for your feedback on the Pearl Luggers Tour and our Tour Guide Stuart. We are glad you enjoyed the Tour. More 

Western Australia, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I'd call this a lecture rather than a tour. Rahim was ok and seemed to memorise the text well. The only downside is the cost. $50 for a 45 min lecture for the two of us felt like a complete rip off. We went to the Willy Creek Pearl farm, run by the same people, which was far better value... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your recent feedback on Pearl Luggers Historical Tour. We are quite disappointed to hear that the tour experience didn't meet your expectations. We take customer feedback quite seriously as it helps us identify issues so we can make steps to improve on these areas. Thank you for taking the time to visit Willie Creek Pearl... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Terrific tour, Stuart took us through earliest history (not shrinking from horror start with murderous slavery of pregnant Aborigine women for diving - their lung capacity was greater and they were well motivated to survive), local Aborigine use and decoration of the large shells, astonishing explanation of the diving gear: 3 layers of knitted woollen undies, lead boots you can... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great informative background history into the Pearl and Shell industry that is still going in Broome. You get to see and hold the old equipment used in the early 1900s and hear the hardships of this industry in Broome. Would recommend you spend the hour out of your busy holiday schedule to attend this tour.

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