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Pearl Luggers


Immerse yourself in a tale of hardship, adventure and intrigue! This unique pearling insight provides the perfect introduction to Broome and should be enjoyed in the early part of your stay. Pearl Luggers in Dampier Terrace, Broome, is centred around two original pearling luggers beautifully restored and on display ... view more info

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Hours: 7 Days a week 9am - 5pm


Discover the real story behind Australia's most infamous pearling town!

Pearl Luggers was developed to maintain the history of the pearling lugger, synonymous with the industry since the late 1800s, through the restoration of two wooden luggers now featured on display.

During our 1.5 hour entertaining on site tour learn about the hardships encountered by the original hard hat divers. Understand why these "saltwater cowboys" were revered as heroes as they risked their lives in pursuit of the lustrous pearl shell. Hear about the hardships encountered in the dark silent waters of the ocean and watch rare archival footage from the early 1950's. This is one of the most captivating and entertaining historical tours on the pearling foundations of Broome.

Tours operate daily and includes a free sample of the rare pearl shell meat as a fitting finale to this 1.5 hour tour.

Bookings are essential as operating times may alter due to demand.

Book your Pearl Lugger Tours here


31 Dampier Terrace, Broome WA 6725, Australia


Pearl Luggers is located in the heart of Chinatown, in Dampier Terrace.



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Stefan A
A brilliant history session
The Pearl Luggers Tour was in my top three things to do while in Broome, if asked how to recommend I would say make it your number one thing to do. The guide was Jason, full of good relevant knowledge on the pearl industry history in Broome, terrific experience.

Debbie Valencic
My family and I did the 11.30 tour this morning. During previous visits to Broome, I have done the tour twice before. I learned so much more today! The depth of knowledge of today's tour guide (Jane? ) was tremendous. She had us enthralled for the entire hour! This tour gives a fantastic overview of the origins of Broome and doesn't shy away from the less savoury parts of its history.

Judy Sutcliffe
Really enjoyed the information and artifacts at Pearl Luggers in Broome. Highly recommended