Willie Creek Pearls

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Willie Creek Pearls offer the complete pearl experience, from telling the story of history and pearling in Broome, to educating thousands of visitors a year about modern-day Pearling, right through to commercial pearl farming and jewellery manufacture, They are passionate about every part of the unique story of the Pearl of Western Australia, from shell to showroom. They are dedicated to delivering unique and memorable tourism, retail and hospitality experiences to all of their visitors.

After it’s humble beginnings in Broome and 30 years of operation, Willie Creek Pearls proudly remains a family-owned and operated business.

You’ll now find Willie Creek Showrooms at seven locations across Broome and Perth, where their expert staff await to offer you a warm welcome and share their fascinating knowledge on nature’s true gem, the pearl! They invite you to join them on one of their many unique pearl experiences, including their famous Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour, a journey back in time at Pearl Luggers or even to harvest your very own pearl in Perth at Elizabeth Quay.

They look forward to taking you on a journey of pearl discovery.

Facilities

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Services

From $100 to $120

Located just 38 kilometres north of Broome, join the Willie Creek Pearl Farm team and discover the journey of the Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl from shell to showroom amidst the magnificent Kimberley landscape. With ever changing scenery and an array of things to do, Willie Creek Pearl Farm offers a fantastic day out.

This award-winning tour gives a unique insight into the fascinating process of modern cultured pearl farming. Learn how pearl technicians seed and harvest oysters and discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl. You’ll cruise Willie Creek’s azure waters and view live oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst our native flora and fauna.

All tours also includes a delicious morning or afternoon tea.

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It is often said that Broome’s pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls. Join them as they reveal the impact pearling has had upon Northern Australia and how the melting pot of cultures enticed by the lure of the pearl influenced Broome.

Be captivated by 150 years of history as you see how the unique maritime and pearling history unfolded amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Dampier Creek. See, touch and hold some of their most valuable and rare pearling, diving and mother of pearl artefacts while travelling back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure both on and under the water.

It is located right in the heart of Chinatown and features a fully-rigged and restored pearl lugger surrounded by a replica inter-tidal jetty and tenders store. This one-and-a-half-hour tour will take you through the modernising of the industry, introduce the ‘perfectly imperfect’ Keshi pearl and give meaning to the saying ‘Broome was built on Buttons’!

Enjoy a complimentary taste of the rare and expensive delicacy and subtle-flavoured pearl meat from the deep when you join a Pearl Luggers tour in Broome.

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Learn how the Pinctada maxima oyster, from the pristine azure waters of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley, produces the world’s largest and finest pearls.

Discover the secret life of the most precious pearls in the world and watch in amazement as a pearl is harvested from its oyster right before your eyes!

You’ll journey with our precious pearls from shell to showroom, and come to understand how they are valued and made into stunning jewellery.

Conveniently located on Perth’s door step in Elizabeth Quay, this unmissable experience is unique.

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In the one hour Pearl Master Class you will become familiar with pearls and the Australian Pearling Industry – from the days of dangerous hard hat diving to the modern techniques of cultured pearl farming today.

Learn why our native pearling oysters, Pinctada maxima, produce the highest quality pearls in the world and witness such a pearl harvested from its oyster right before your eyes.

Immerse yourself in the era of hard hat diving as your guide shares stories of how pearling started and the fascinating indigenous influence on the history of pearling in Broome.

Taste exclusive pearl meat hors d’oeuvres and enjoy light refreshments in the Pearl Master Class and learn about modern pearling practices.

Your host will walk you through the showroom and demonstration the different types of pearls to cap off your harvest experience. You are welcome to ask as many questions as you like and leave with a whole new outlook on pearling and pearls.

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You will never forget the truly unique and romantic once-in-a-lifetime experience of harvesting your own Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl.

As you and your guest are treated to Margaret River sparkling wine and the rare delicacy of pearl meat, you’ll discover why the finest pearls in the world grow in Western Australia. You’ll be taken on a journey of discovery from the history of pearling to the intricate practices of modern day cultured pearl farming.

You’ll then be invited to harvest your very own pearl, straight from its oyster. Due to the nature of pearl farming, the value of the pearl is unknown until the time it is harvested. The pearl could range from AUD500 up to AUD5,000 and is yours to keep!

After the pearl has been harvested, you’ll be taken through the grading process and given the opportunity to have your pearl made into a stunning piece of jewellery.

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