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CYGNET BAY Q&A

Cygnet Bay is located 200kms north of Broome. It’s about a 2½ hour drive from Broome.

If you are staying with us, you will need a 4WD to access any Diver’s Creek accommodation. If you are coming up for a day trip, or staying in our new Pearler’s Village Safari Tents or Caravan Sites you can come with a 2WD or 4WD.

Broome Private Transit provide private transfers between Broome and Cygnet Bay. See availability and book here.

Broome Broome Car Rentals offer car hire approved for the Dampier Peninsula. See availability and book here.

We have an onsite airstrip for private planes. Please contact reception for more information.

We don’t offer transfers to and from reception to your accommodation. It is about a 1km walk between reception and Diver’s Creek accommodation. If arriving by transfer or plane, we recommend staying in a Pearler’s Village Safari Tent. 

Our all inclusive 2 night packages include transfers from Broome and return to Broome. 

Alternatively, you can come up with one of our tour partners: Kimberley Wild, Adams, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure, Air Kimberley, Broome Aviation, Fly Broome, APT, In-style Adventures or Luxury Escapes. Find out more here.

We do offer transfers from Broome with our all inclusive 2 night packages. These planned packages include pick up and return transfer to your Broome hotel, as well as incredible marine and land-based tours, a 2 night stay in our Pearler’s Village Eco Tent’s, all meals and more!

With every detail taken care of, from accommodation to activities, all you need to do is relax and enjoy your time with us at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. Our curated two night packages ensure that your time with us is an exceptional experience. Simply choose your package, and let us handle the rest for a seamless adventure.

This is available for in-house guests only. No outside boat launching or retrieval. Boats must be retrieved each night – there are no extended voyages from Cygnet Bay.

If you require boat launch or retrieval services, you will need to pre-book this as it is tidal and personnel dependent. The fee for launch or retrieval is $200 each way. We do not offer car or boat trailer storage so guests will need to park on their paid accommodation sites. Check-out policy is relevant to all guests and vehicles cannot be left on accommodation sites after checkout.

Yes. Cygnet Bay does ask that any incoming boats contact the marine crew ahead of time at marine@cygnetbaypearlfarm.com.au so they can instruct the best place to drop anchor and how to navigate through the pearl farm long lines.

Skippers, Stone House and Diver’s Quarters Pearler’s Shacks, Pearler’s Village Safari Tents, and Master Pearler’s Private Retreat have air-conditioning in the bedrooms.

  • Our Pearler’s Village Safari Tents, Pearler’s Village Eco Tents, Deluxe Bayview Safari Tents, Bayview Safari Tents, Bush Tents and Skippers Pearler’s Shack all sleep max 2 people.
  • Our Family Safari Tents, Pearler’s Village Family Eco Tents and Stone House Pearler’s Shack sleep max 4 people.
  • Diver’s Creek Campsites and caravan sites sleep max 6 people (1 vehicle per site).
  • Diver’s Quarters Pearler’s Shack sleeps max 10 people.
  • Master Pearler’s Private Retreat sleeps max 14 people.

Yes, we provide linen and towels for all accommodation except campsites and van sites. 

Our Pearler’s Shacks are self contained. Guests staying in our Safari and Bush Tents will have access to the closely situated camp kitchen for all cooking requirements. Safari Tents & Pearlers Shacks have private bathrooms (excluding Bush Tents).

Yes we do!

During the dry season, we are open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (bookings essential for lunch & dinner) 7 days a week. 

During the Wet season, we are open Wednesday to Sunday (bookings essential for dinner and must be made prior to 2pm).

Find out more about our restaurant here.

We are open to walk-ins for lunch and breakfast. Lunch bookings are preferred and dinner bookings are essential. 

You cannot book a table for breakfast – just pop in and we’ll find a table for you.

Yes we do, you will find kid’s meals on both our lunch and dinner menus.

Guests staying in accommodation are welcome to bring their own beverages to accommodation. We have a fully licenced restaurant for day visitors and people dining at the restaurant (strictly no BYO to the pool).

Yes! In fact, it’s the only pool on the Dampier Peninsula.

All guests are welcome to use our pool. Pool towels are only available for in-house guests, day visitors will need to bring their own towels.

We do not advise swimming at the beach at Cygnet Bay as we are working pearl farm and there can be various dangers in the water. Guests staying in our accommodation have access to a private beach further away from the main pearl farm, and we advise all guests will need to be cautious of salt-water crocodiles and other sea creatures that can be found in our waters such as sharks and jellyfish.

You will need to be cautious of salt-water crocodiles in the waters of Cygnet Bay. Although rarely seen they are found seasonally and we advise to always be crocodile safe.

There are small shops located at both One Arm Point and Beagle Bay. The closest accessible supermarket is Broome (2 hours by car) so if you’re not planning on eating all meals at our restaurant, we recommend bringing your own food.

Yes! The best place to view the staircase to the moon at Cygnet Bay is at our lookout! Ask our friendly staff to point you in the right direction. We run a special event on some staircase to the moon nights called Lunar Bar. Find out more about this event here.

We welcome on leash pets for day visits in our picnic areas and to stay in our camp/van sites here at Cygnet Bay, however we do not allow pets in our accommodation or at our restaurant. Please ask our staff for more direction to pet friendly areas. You will need to provide your own pet waste bags.

Mobile phones on the Telstra network will have signal at Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.

We have free WIFI access for guests at our restaurant and internet is accessible for Telstra network users.

While we allow the building of campfires in our Diver’s Creek campsites, due to environmental factors at our Pearler’s Village campsites, the building of campfires at this location is prohibited.

Due to Cygnet Bay generating our own power, we do ask guests only use the provided kettles and microwaves, and refrain from using hairdryers or any high powered (heating) electronics for the duration of their stay.

Yes you can! Generators are allowed to be used between the hours of 8am – 8pm.

All our water at Cygnet Bay is potable.
We have unleaded and diesel fuel available for purchase at Cygnet Bay! Ask our friendly staff for directions to the unmanned automatic fuel bowsers. There is also fuel available at Djarindjin roadhouse.

Although the Indigenous communities on the Dampier Peninsula were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of these communities are now open. Please contact communities directly via phone to find out where you can go.

Insects and wildlife are abundant in the Kimberley, so guests should always be aware of frogs, snakes, lizards, mosquitoes and sandflies. We recommend guests bring insect repellent to guard from insect bites, mosquitoes are usually more active in the wet season.

As Cygnet Bay is situated in the Kimberley, visitors will experience the wet season or the dry season. The dry season is April-November and during this season the temperature is mild and ideal for holiday-goers! The wet season is December-March and is very hot and humid. During this season insects are abundant so we recommend guests bring extra insect repellent.

Accommodation check-in is from 2pm, camp/van site check-in is from 11am and check-out is by 10am. We cannot guarantee any early check-in requests, however guests arriving early are free to use the pool, restaurant and join a tour. Guests should check at reception on arrival and may be checked in early if their room/site is ready for check-in. Sorry, we cannot accommodate late check-out requests.

Some Pearl Farm Discovery Tours can be booked on arrival, but we recommend booking in advance to secure your favoured tour and time slot. Our Sea Safari’s are tidal dependent and should be booked in advance as spaces are limited. Book your tours here.

Marine stingers can be found at Cygnet Bay in the wet season.

Yes we do. You can find our ATIC Accessibility report here.

This was reported on June 30 2023.

You most definitely can fly to Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm via your own aircraft, and land at our airstrip. This does incur a $60 landing and $60 transfer fee each way from the airstrip to Reception, or from Reception to airstrip. Please click here for further information regarding aircrafts and our airstrip.

We do encourage those staying overnight with us and who are coming via personal aircraft to book our Pearler’s Village Safari Tents for best accessibility and to be near the hub of the farm. All amenities are walking distance at the Pearler’s Village – and this is best suited for those without cars. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for landing coordinates and further information.