Broome Pearling Experiences

Can’t make it to the farm? Join us in our Cygnet Bay Showroom & Pearling Exhibition on Dampier Terrace in Broome to learn the story of the Australian Pearl from Australia’s Pearling Pioneers.

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Life of Guwan (2 hours)

$75 Adult | $65 Concession | $50 Child

Start your tour with Bart Pigram describing the landscape and Yawuru people’s place within it, introducing you to the language and cultural heritage of the area. You will learn about saltwater people, the seasons, the land, plants and food that sustained this ancient coastal culture for thousands of years. Hear the stories of the Roebuck Bay Hotel, Sun Pictures, Johnny Chi Lane and the opium dens, brothels and gambling houses of the lively, chaotic and lawless Broome of the early 1900s.

Following on from that colourful time, Bart will lead you to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm’s Chinatown Exhibition. You will learn the remarkable story of cultured pearling from Australia’s Pearling Pioneers. The tour will end with a live pearl harvest and pearl meat tasting.


Live Pearl Harvest (1 hour)

$25 Adult | $20 Concession | $15 Child

Join Australia’s oldest cultured pearling company as we take you on the journey of growing the famous ‘Broome Pearl’. Witness a pearl being harvested, learn about pearl grading and try the Pinctada Maxima delicacy of pearl meat.


Pearl Grading add on (1 hour)

$30 Adult | $25 Concession

Add on if you have already participated in our Pearl Farm Discovery Tour or Live Pearl Harvest. Come and learn the unique skill of pearl grading.


Lustre Session (2.5 hours)

$99 Adult | $89 Concession

Especially created for those with an interest in culture, history and progression of the Broome Pearling Industry. Presented in collaboration with Bart Pigram from Narlijia Cultural Tours, you will be regaled with stories of the lively, chaotic and lawless Broome of the early 1900s. Following on you will be educated on the process of culturing pearls and learn the unique skill of pearl grading. This tour includes a live pearl harvest and pearl meat tasting.

Great for private groups. Ask us about having catering and bubbly included.


Pearl Appreciation (15 minute)

FREE 1.30pm Monday – Friday

How to find your perfect pearl. We will guide you through the 5 virtues of a pearl – Lustre, Surface, Size, Shape, Colour.