Willie Creek Pearls offer the complete pearl experience, from telling the story of history and pearling in Broome, to educating thousands of visitors a year about modern-day Pearling, right through to commercial pearl farming and jewellery manufacture, we are passionate about every part of the unique story of the Pearl of Western Australia, from shell to showroom. We are dedicated to delivering unique and memorable tourism, retail and hospitality experiences to all of our visitors.
What To Expect
Our award-winning tour gives unique insight into the fascinating process of modern cultured pearl farming, from shell to showroom. You’ll discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl and leave Willie Creek a pearling expert! The journey starts with the collection and spawning of oysters in our state-of-the-art hatchery, then moves on to the delicate operations of seeding and harvesting oysters, and finally the valuing of pearls and the creation of stunning jewellery. You’ll cruise Willie Creek’s azure waters and view live oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst our native flora and fauna.
We have several different tour options available depending on how you wish to travel to Willie Creek Pearl Farm. All tours include a delicious morning or afternoon tea and selected tours have a pre-booked breakfast or lunch option available on our 11am tour for self-drive or coach.
Pearl Luggers Tour
From $30 per person
Be captivated by 150 years of history as you discover how Broome’s unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolded amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Dampier Creek. This 1.5 hour tour will have you travelling back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure. You'll also get to taste the subtle flavour of pearl meat from the Pinctada Maxima oyster, a true Broome delicacy, which is revered and sought after the world over.
Our award-winning tour gives a unique insight into the fascinating process of modern cultured pearl farming. Learn how pearl technicians seed and harvest oysters and discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl. You’ll cruise Willie Creek’s azure waters and view live oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst our native flora and fauna. This tour also includes a delicious morning or afternoon tea as well as hotel pickup & air-conditioned coach transfers to and from Willie Creek.
Immerse yourself in the story of the Australian Pearl at Cygnet Bay. This family owned and run farm with accommodation, glamping, camping, pool, restaurant and pearling, marine, and cultural experiences is the perfect side trip from your Broome holiday.
Enjoy the magnificent and unique treasures Broome has to offer on one or more of our tours in air-conditioned comfort knowing that your health and safety are at the forefront of our procedures and that we want to surprise and delight you while you are on our tours.
‘Willie’ is a 67-foot gaff-rigged schooner, modelled on the designs of early 1900s pearl luggers was built to fish for mother of pearl shell, Pinctada Maxima, the shell which put Broome on the map and shaped the history of the region.