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Your Broome Cruise Experience

a delicious, dreamy day IN THE kimberley

Just imagine. You have escaped to tropical Broome, in the Kimberley region of Australia’s North West. A place where pristine ocean meets earthy, untouched outback.

You are on a pleasure boat, cruising on glistening turquoise water. Sipping on bubbles and fine Margaret River wines. Chilled local beers. Your own private chef and crew.

Dining on seafood delicacies and local Kimberley produce. A 7-part gourmet feast with friends. Rare pearl meat to taste, harvested fresh from the ocean. Inside a live shell, an exquisite pearl to admire.

Imagine floating in paradise, nestled off world-famous Cable Beach. The simple serenity of relaxing on a deck, immersed in a magical Broome sunset.

It sounds so special – because it is. Welcome on board Western Australia’s Sunset, Seafood & Pearling Cruise.

Wow, just simply wow. Did the experience today and enjoyed every moment, brilliant staff wonderful food, great wines. Just perfect.

DON MONK, TASMANIA

A Unique Taste of WA

The Kimberley on a plate. Cruise with us to be served a very special taste of Western Australia. It feels just like a private dinner party. In paradise.

Precious Pearl Fishing

We have proudly partnered with the oldest Australian owned and operated pearl farm, Cygnet Bay, to give you a firsthand experience of pearl harvesting.

Our cruise visits native pearl oyster beds where we pull up live shells. Expert crew demonstrate how to shuck the shells and you will have the opportunity to open and touch a pearl oyster shell, plus witness the harvest of a precious live pearl.

Our chef then prepares a delicacy of pearl meat for your indulgence. This rare marine bounty has a fresh and sweet taste, with a lovely texture. Pearl meat is the adductor muscle of the oyster, which allows the shell to open and close. Only very small quantities are harvested in Australia. It is a highly sought-after and expensive commodity, selling for around $200 per kilogram.

Cygnet Bay sustainably grows the purest and rarest pearls on earth. Growing deep in the pristine waters of the spectacular Kimberley coast, their Australian South Sea pearl oysters (known as ‘Pinctada Maxima’) are the largest in existence and produce the very finest ‘mother of pearl’.

Carefully cultured over many years, Cygnet Bay’s world-class pearls are over a thousand times rarer than diamonds! Aboard our cruise, you can admire these fascinating masterpieces of nature in a stunning jewellery collection on deck.

The following day, a complimentary coach trip will collect you from your accommodation to visit Cygnet Bay’s stunning exhibition gallery in Broome’s Chinatown, to witness an exclusive grading of the pearl we harvested together.

We went on this cruise and I recommend it highly. The whole crew who put it together have done an amazing job. The food, champagne and interaction with everyone was exceptional. The Broome pearl farming demonstration was great. Loved every minute of this afternoon.

GALE HOYSTED, FACEBOOK REVIEW

Cruise Menu

view 7-course gourmet menu
& beverages

cruise itinerary

Your itinerary commences with an mid-afternoon courtesy coach transfer from your accommodation to the tip of Broome’s earthy coastline, Gantheaume Beach. You are welcomed with a chilled Matso’s Ginger Beer or soft drink.

Our 3.5-to-4-hour cruise begins with a short transfer on a tender boat to our 69-ft pleasure craft, The Crusader III. Full food and beverage service commences as your cruise sets off on tropical Indian Ocean waters.

Relax on board while sipping on complimentary drinks served throughout the tour. The beverage selection includes premium still and sparkling Margaret River wines by Howard Park, plus local Matsos Ginger Beer, Spinifex Beer, imported beers, non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Crafted on deck by a private chef, a 7-course degustation menu celebrates WA seafood and local produce. Delicacies include Cygnet Bay Pearl Meat, Cone Bay Barramundi, Abrolhos Island Sea Scallops, Exmouth Prawns, Shark Bay Crab, Coffin Bay Oysters, and more. View full Menu here.

Our cruise travels approximately 8 kilometres offshore over native pearl oyster beds to Cygnet Bay’s Broome pearl lines for an interactive pearling demonstration.

We then journey back towards Cable Beach, anchoring just offshore for seated banquet dining.

It is here you can witness the most beautiful sunset in the West. Watching the descent of golden Kimberley skies across the water you are floating on, is a magical experience you will simply never forget.

As twilight sets in, we make our way back to Gantheaume Beach, where your coachline awaits your return to transport you back to your accommodation.

The following morning, be collected by coach to visit Cygnet Bay’s stunning Chinatown exhibition gallery for an official grading of the pearl we harvested together at sea.

Cruise Cost & Inclusions

View the full tour inclusions below – tempt yourself. We look forward to hosting you!

all-in-one,
best of broome experience

package includes transfers, half-day sunset cruise, live PEARLING, 7-course DINING, all DRINKS & next-day pearl appreciation/grading

$379 ADULT | $369 SENIORS

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DURATION

3.5 to 4 hours (approx) on the water and 1-hour pearl appreciation and grading session the following day, plus coach transfers

Cruise departs from Gantheaume Beach, with return courtesy coach transfers from local accommodation.

list of inclusions & full details below

•advance bookings essential•

Everything Included

  • Return coach transport from many Cable Beach / Broome accommodation locations. See our booking page for pickup points.
  • Transfer from the beach near Gantheaume Point via tender to our cruise mooring.
  • Coastal cruising (approx 4 hours) aboard our 69-ft charter boat, The Crusader III. Vessel features a large open lower deck, upper viewing deck and front sun lounge.
  • Full service and expert commentary from Broome Cruises’ ultra-friendly and experienced crew. 
  • Fully-inclusive beverages, with premium still and sparkling Howard Park Margaret River fine wines, local beers from craft brewer Spinifex, ginger beer by Masto’s, plus cider, imported beers and non-alcoholic choices.
  • Interactive pearling demonstration at Cygnet Bay’s Broome pearl lines, including an exclusive live pearl harvest.
  • Deluxe 7-course menu of WA seafood, including a rare pearl oyster meat delicacy, plus fresh, local produce and ingredients.
  • Private chef on deck, with live action of a fresh seafood barbecue / open kitchen.
  • Small group experience, with a combination of relaxed, cocktail-style dining and seated, long-table dining with white linen tablecloths.
  • Opportunity to relax on board and enjoy breathtaking coastal scenery while anchored in view of Cable Beach.
  • Picture-perfect vista and photo opportunities of Broome’s world-famous sunset.
  • Chance to spot turtles or whales and dolphins in season.
  • Stunning onboard display of rare Broome pearls, harvested by the oldest Australian owned and run pearl farm, Cygnet Bay.
  • Complimentary coach trip the following day for a Pearl Appreciation & Grading, visiting Cygnet Bay’s Chinatown exhibition gallery to see an exclusive grading of the day’s harvested pearl, plus much more.

the finer details

CRUISE OPERATES FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER
Cost is $379 Adult | $369 Seniors

Advance bookings are essential. Please check online for our cruise schedule and availability – click here.

The tour includes (optional) complimentary return coach transfers (both days) from major accommodation locations in Cable Beach and Broome. See below and our booking page for further details.

We welcome group and corporate bookings, so if you have a group and wish to book outside our standard availability dates, please contact us directly.

This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years. Children under 5 years are not permitted.

Optional return coach transfers are included in your booking, commencing early afternoon. Your pickup time will be confirmed with you 24-48 hours prior to your tour.

We pick up from major resorts in Cable Beach and Broome. Please see our booking page for a list of pickup points and select your most convenient location when booking.

Please wait outside your hotel/accommodation 10 minutes prior to your advised pickup time.

Following the boat cruise component of the tour (after sunset), a return coach transfer back to your accommodation is provided.

Transfers are also provided the following day for an optional Pearl Appreciation & Grading at the Cygnet Bay’s exhibition gallery in Chinatown, Broome.

Location:*
Cruises depart from Gantheaume Beach. For directions, click here.

Time:
From mid-afternoon to early evening, concluding just after sunset – approximately 4 hours duration, with coach transfer time additional. Exact timings are in line with sunset times and will be confirmed when you book and prior to your cruise.

If you are not travelling with us by coach, please make your own way to Gantheaume Beach ready to board at the time confirmed by message from our crew. Please arrive early, as the boat departs promptly.

*Please note, later in the season, our departure point may change in line with weather conditions. For cruises taking place from September onwards, our departure point may change to Roebuck Bay (boat ramp). Any change will be advised closer to the date of your cruise.

Held the morning after your cruise, you’re invited to attend an exclusive session at Cygnet Bay’s Chinatown exhibition gallery – for the official grading of the pearl harvested the night prior:

◊ LEARN fascinating, ancient stories and view artefacts on display.
◊ SEE Broome’s only display of ‘Riji’ – highly-prized ceremonial pearl shell, carved in an ancient style by Bruce Wigan, a senior Bardi man.
◊ VIEW the exhibition wall, telling the story of the industry’s development, from ancient times to today – part of the world-renowned ‘Lustre’ exhibition, sponsored by Cygnet Bay Pearls.
◊ TRY ON an old-time pearl diver’s helmet (not for the claustrophobic!).
◊ MARVEL at the biggest natural pearl ever harvested.
◊ WITNESS an exclusive grading of the pearl we harvested together on the cruise and learn more about world-class jeweller-grade pearls.

TIME ~ 9am to 9.30/40am (complimentary pickup commencing from approx. 8.30am). To attend, please select this free ‘Optional Extra’ when booking.

Recommended dress is smart casual and flat footwear. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing. Camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses suggested.

Broome waters are often very calm, however, if you suffer from motion sickness (or are not sure), please take medication prior to arriving.

This is a seafood cruise and is best enjoyed as the menu is designed.

With advance notice, we can cater for gluten-free, dairy-free and non-seafood diets – please advise us of special dietary requirements in the notes section of your booking, to ensure you receive our Alternative Menu. At least 72 hours’ notice is required for any special requirements. Notification of food intolerances on the day is unlikely to be able to be accommodated, as logistics are planned well in advance.

Please be aware, as we are a boat with limited cooking facilities, we cannot vary the menu a great deal. If you do have particular dietary requirements, please call us on +61 8 9586 1136 so we can consult with our chef.

We cannot take bookings from guests with anaphylactic allergies, as given our small cooking environment onboard, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.

This tour requires all guests (under supervision from crew) to step from the beach or very shallow water onto a tender boat (about 30cm), and then from the tender onto the main boat. You must be mobile enough to do this. If you have any people in your group with special mobility requirements, please contact our booking office on +61 8 9586 1136 to discuss if this tour is suitable, before booking.

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