Broome’s deluxe dining experience on the water
a cruise for seafood lovers
As the gateway to the world-famous Kimberley region, iconic Broome is a mecca of rich culture, history and natural beauty. It’s a place that touches all the senses. Visitors can sample the best of Broome, with a half-day Sunset, Seafood & Pearling Cruise, available between May and mid-September each year.
This authentically Australian experience by Broome Cruises is a showcase of the region’s unique character, exquisite local cuisine, pearling heritage and magical sunsets – combined in one deluxe, all-inclusive tour package.
Step aboard our fully-equipped and purpose-built 69-ft charter boat, The Crusader III, and you’ll be immersed in a culinary Kimberley adventure.
Indulge in an all-inclusive 7-course menu of local ingredients and fresh seafood prepared by a private onboard chef. Enjoy premium beverages, served complimentary as you cruise.
Get hands-on with live wild pearl fishing, sample the rare delicacy of pearl meat from the ocean’s catch, and view some exquisite Cygnet Bay pearls on board.
Then be mesmerised by Western Australia’s acclaimed Broome sunset from the most breathtaking vantage point there is – one of three decks overlooking the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of Cable Beach.
Yes, your Broome holiday will be one to remember…
Cruising in Broome from May 2022
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Broome Cruises’ Half-Day Sunset, Seafood & Pearling Cruise is the only one of its kind in Australia.
Embark on a journey of the senses as you wine, dine and savour the rich cultural flavours of this renowned location. Join us for a 5-6-hour afternoon and evening experience you will never forget.
We have proudly partnered with the oldest Australian owned and operated pearl farm, Cygnet Bay Pearls, to give you an interactive experience of wild pearl harvesting.
Your cruise heads out to native pearl oyster beds to pull up live pearl oyster shells. Our crew will demonstrate how to shuck the shells and you will have the opportunity to open and touch a live shell.
You will then get to taste the exquisite Pinctada Maxima pearl meat delicacy.
Pearl meat is the adductor muscle of the oyster, which allows the shell to open and close. Lovingly prepared by our chef, it has a fresh, sweet and delicate taste, with a tender texture. It has plenty of health benefits and is even said to have aphrodisiac qualities!
A stunning pearl display on board will give you an exclusive opportunity to view and learn more about rare Broome pearls.
Relax on board while sipping on complimentary drinks served throughout the cruise. Your 7-course seafood banquet menu is paired with a selection of premium still and sparkling wines from Howard Park, plus local Matsos Ginger Beer, Spinifex Beer, 150 Lashes and Corona. Soft drinks are also available.
Please note, we follow strict RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) requirements.
Dine on fresh local ingredients and seafoods, in a sumptuous 7-course banquet menu showcasing fresh flavours of the Kimberley.
Following our live pearling demonstration, we cruise towards Cable Beach where we drop anchor to enjoy sunset.
A two-part main course is served, showcasing freshly caught local fish. Enjoy both Red Emperor and Barramundi, each carefully prepared by our onboard chef with accompanying salads and sides.
We finish with a delectable Kakadu Plum dessert, then soak up the magic of what will feel like your very own Broome sunset, while relaxing on the front deck.
Take advantage of this exclusive vantage point to capture photos and videos to your heart’s content.
You are not only watching this breathtaking Broome sunset, you are part of it.
Our Half-Day Sunset, Seafood & Pearling Cruise is an all-inclusive, unforgettable experience. Your cruise package includes:
- Return coach transport from many Cable Beach / Broome accommodation locations. See our booking page for pickup points.
- Transfer from Gantheaume Point via a smaller vessel to our cruise boat mooring.
- Coastal cruising on board our purpose-built premium charter vessel, The Crusader III. It features a large open lower deck, an upper viewing deck, front sun lounge and spacious interior cabin with full kitchen facilities.
- An interactive wild pearling demonstration at Cygnet Bay’s Broome pearl leases, with the chance to shuck a live pearl oyster.
- A 7-course deluxe seafood banquet, showcasing local cuisine, including the rare delicacy of oyster pearl meat.
- Relaxed, stylish dining with white linen tablecloths and full crew service.
- Complimentary beverages, including still and sparkling Howard Park Margaret River wines, plus local and imported beers.
- Expert commentary and guidance by Broome Cruises’ experienced crew.
- Exclusive onboard display of rare Broome pearls, harvested by the oldest Australian owned and run pearl farm, Cygnet Bay.
- Opportunity to relax on board and enjoy breathtaking coastal scenery while anchored in view of Cable Beach.
- Chance to spot turtles or whales and dolphins in season.
- Picture-perfect vista and photo opportunities of Broome’s world-famous sunset.
- Invitation to attend a complimentary pearl appreciation at Cygnet Bay’s Chinatown Showroom.
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Cygnet Bay Pearl Meat
Taste a rare seafood delicacy
Growing deep in the pristine waters of the spectacular Kimberley coast, the Pinctada Maxima oyster shell is renowned for the beauty of its mother-of-pearl. It is used by Cygnet Bay Pearl Farms to produce Australia’s exquisite South Sea Pearls.
Beyond the pearl oyster’s visual beauty, lies the most heavenly treat for your tastebuds. A rare culinary delight, pearl meat, features on our cruise menu, served ceviche-style on pearl shell with a zesty coconut and lime dressing.
Only very small quantities of pearl meat are harvested in Australia. It is a highly sought-after and expensive commodity, selling for around $200 per kilogram.
Some of the world’s leading western chefs have begun to feature pearl meat on their menu, as a rare and exclusive ingredient.
Pearl meat is certified by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) as a wild-caught, sustainable seafood.
Where we cruise
Our Half-Day Sunset, Seafood & Pearling Cruise experience begins with a coach transfer from your accommodation to the tip of Broome’s earthy coastline, Gantheaume Point. We welcome you with a refreshing Matso’s ginger beer and tropical fruit bites.
Our full food and beverage service commences as your cruise sets off on tropical Indian Ocean waters.
We travel approximately 8 kilometres offshore over native pearl oyster beds to Cygnet Bay’s Broome pearl leases for a live and interactive pearling demonstration.
We then journey back towards Cable Beach, where the boat anchors just offshore for you to enjoy seated banquet dining.
It is here you can witness the most beautiful sunset in the West. The descent of golden Kimberley skies creates a magical skyline you will simply never forget.
As twilight sets in, we make our way back to Gantheaume Point, where your coachline awaits your return to transport you back to your accommodation.
Price & Bookings
All-inclusive half-day deluxe dining cruise package
$349 adult | $339 seniors
|DATES||*THIS TOUR OPERATES FROM MAY TO MID-SEPTEMBER*|
Please check online for our cruise schedule and availability – click here.
Tours operate 5 days per week (Wednesday to Sunday).
|DEPARTURE||Please wait outside your hotel/accommodation 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time – this will be confirmed when booking.If you are not travelling with us by coach, please make your own way to Gantheaume Point, ready to depart as per below.|
|TIME||The cruise departs from Gantheaume Point mooring ~2:45pm/3pm.Return coach transfers are included, commencing early afternoon from various local hotels and accommodation locations. Please see our booking page for a list of pickup locations and select your most convenient pickup point when booking. Your pickup time is only a guide and will be confirmed with you in the week prior to your cruise.Boat cruise component concludes at approximately 7pm, with return coach transfers to your accommodation provided.Total duration is (up to) approximately 5-6 hours.|
|ACCESSIBILITY||This tour requires all guests (under supervision from crew) to step from a tender onto the main boat, and so you must be mobile enough to do this. If you have any people in your group with any special requirements, please contact our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136 to discuss if this tour is suitable, before booking.|
|WHAT TO BRING||Camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing.We travel on the open ocean, so if you suffer from motion sickness, please take medication prior to arriving.|
Tour not ideal for children under the age of 5.
All bookings subject to Broome Cruises’ Terms & Conditions.