Broome’s pearling business is reputed to be as rich in culture as it is in pearls. With Historical Pearl Luggers Tour in Broome Join explore the impact of pearling on Northern Australia, as well as how the melting pot of cultures drawn by the pearl’s allure shaped Broome.
See how the unique seafaring and pearling history evolved among the mangroves on the shoreline of Dampier Creek and be enthralled by 150 years of history. While travelling back in time to a period of brave men and women who led a life of danger, fortune, and adventure both on and under the ocean, see, touch, and hold some of our most valuable and rare pearling, diving, and mother of pearl artefacts.
Pearl Luggers is a fully rigged and repaired pearl lugger located in the middle of Chinatown, flanked by a replica inter-tidal pier and tenders store. This 1.5-hour tour will take you through the industry’s modernisation, introduce the “perfectly flawed” Keshi pearl, and explain why “Broome was built on Buttons”!
More Tours by Willie Creek Pearls
- View some of the last remaining pearling luggers in Broome
- Hear an hour of fascinating guided commentary
- Watch rare archival footage
- See, touch and hold some of our most valuable pearls and diving artefacts
- Enjoy an exclusive pearl meat tasting
- Transport to/from hotel
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