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 the Diver’s Creek accommodation side of the property. 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/AWD.
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 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, we recommend staying in a Pearler’s Village Safari Tent.
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.
This is available for in-house guests only. No outside boat launching or retrieval. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Deluxe Bayview Safari Tents, Bayview Safari Tents, Bush Tents and Skippers Pearler’s Shack all sleep max 2 people.
- – Our Family Safari 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 12 people.
Yes, we provide linen and towels for all accommodation except campsites and van sites. Pool towels are available for hire from reception.
Our Pearlers 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.
Yes we do!
During the dry season, we are open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (bookings essential for dinner) 7 days a week.
During the Wet season, we are open Wednesday to Sunday (bookings essential for breakfast and dinner) and walk-ins are welcome for lunch.
Find out more about our restaurant here.
We are open to walk-ins for lunch and breakfast. Dinner bookings are essential. (Bookings needed for breakfast and dinner in the wet season)
You can not book a table for breakfast or lunch – 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 drinks to accommodation. We have a fully licenced restaurant for day visitors and people dining at the restaurant.
We do not advise swimming at the beach at Cygnet Bay as we are working pearl farm and there can be 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 croc safe.
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 at Cygnet Bay, however we do not allow pets in our camping and accommodation. Please ask our staff for more direction to pet friendly areas. You will need to provide your own pet waste bags.
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.
Yes you can! Generators are allowed to be used between the hours of 8am – 8pm.
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.
Check-in is from 2pm 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.
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 dependant and should be booked in advance as spaces are limited. Book your tours here.
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.