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Pearl Luggers Tour

31 Dampier Tce, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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1-Hour Small Group Pearl Luggers Tour in Broome
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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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31 Dampier Tce, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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"history lesson"
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"diving equipment"
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"hour presentation"
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"learn how"
in 4 reviews
"modern times"
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"fantastic insight"
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"great presentation"
in 2 reviews
"hard life"
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"back in the day"
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"an excellent guide"
in 3 reviews
"high tea"
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"eye opener"
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"well worth the visit"
in 3 reviews
"visiting broome"
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"oysters"
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"stuart"
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"dives"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for the tour with Stewie today and it was excellent. Just the right length, ample info and interesting anecdotes in a friendly atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit the farm now! Well worth the time.More

Thank Dasyurid
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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Dasyurid, I am very happy that you enjoyed your Pearl Luggers tour. Stewie is a great guide and full of knowledge on Broome's incredible History and also of the industry today. Great to hear that you are heading out the Pearl Farm as well!...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Stuart was a great tour guide. The two hours flew by. It was both informative and interesting. Would recommend it to anyone I learnt so much Thanks Stuart

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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi susanennisbyrne, Thank you for your great review and your recomendation. Stuart is a fantastic guide with great knowledge of both the history here in Broome and the modern pearling industry. I will gladly pass your review on to Stuart. Kind Regards Jay

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We spent an amazing hour learning all about the origins of Broome and the pearling industry it fostered. What an amazing, informative and insightful tour. Our guide was well-versed in the history of Broome and the industry that put Broome on the world-stage. Highly recommend...More

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WillieCreekPearls, Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi Claudine, Thank you so much for posting this review. Here at Pearl Luggers we love teaching visitors to Broome the history of this beautiful town and the pearling industry. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and appreciate recommending to others. Thanks again, Pearl...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We went on a 2 hour Pearl Luggers tour. It was a fun and informative trip which included talk on the history of pearling, oyster tastings and even cracking a live oyster to cultivate a pearl. Both hosts were brilliant, with Georgina also helping us...More

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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl luggers precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi wazza082, Thank you for your great review. Our staff are very knowledgeable in both the history here in Broome and the pearling industry today. I am happy you managed to find a Pearl for your wife and what a great way to remember Broome....More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Def recommend it. Reasonable price and lots of great info. The tour guide is very good and explains things very well.

Thank Paliza K
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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hi Paliza K, Thank you for your positive review. Our tour guides at Pearl Luggers are full of passion and knowledge about our incredible history here in Broome. I will gladly pass your feedback onto the rest of the team. Kind Regards Jay

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We came to Broom with no idea that it was a town that pearls were the main thing. We booked the Pearl Luggers tour which we thought was a boat trip. It's not a boat trip but a trip back in time to how the...More

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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Polley01, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the Sam Male is no longer sea worthy but has been through a restoration this year and looks amazing. The history in Broome is really quite an incredible one and i am very glad that you enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful experience going back in time. Very informative guide, knowledgeable, friendly and well worth the visit. A lot of history about the early Pearl Luggers in Broome. Even got to sample Pearl Meat at the end of the tour.More

Thank Kieran W
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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Kieran W, Thank you for taking some time to write us this lovely review. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your tour. The story of Broome is very interesting and the hardships that these men went through is really quite incredible. The pearl meat...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Learnt all about the pearling industry (and how incredibly dangerous it was!). Had an excellent guide, Jay, who had a huge knowledge of pearling and the methods used, and made it very interesting, all within the one hour presentation.More

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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi pennycarroll1979, Thank you for your review. It was a extremely dangerous job and the men that did it day in and day out were incredible. I'm very glad you enjoyed your tour and i will let the rest of our team know about your...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

he Museum is a must to visit in Broome and displays a great collection of old photos and memorabilia of the pearling age. Outside the museum are two Lugers one of which has been magnificently resorted - it really does reveal the size of these...More

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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi phillthetravel, Thank you for your lovely review. We have such a fantastic collection of artifacts from the shelling era here in Broome and the story here is incredible. The divers had a very hard job and its amazing to think of how they preformed...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is a must so much information this tells so much about the history of pearling in Broome 100 percent to our presenter it was her first presentation she did it with so much compassion well done and a tasting of the meat was a...More

Thank LynneSusanne
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WillieCreekPearls, Pearl Luggers Precinct Manager at Pearl Luggers Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi LynneSusanne, Thank you for your lovely review. Jan has only been with us less than two weeks but her knowledge and passion for history is fantastic. I am glad you enjoined the Pearl Meat tasting - it is a rather special treat! I will...More

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Hi Fay, We can run Pearl Luggers Tours for those who come in on shuttle bus from the cruise ship but are just waiting on ground handler to confirm some other tour bookings times and will run ‘public’ tours around that. If... More
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