Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises

Star 4.8 (13 Google reviews)
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Sail aboard one of the last operating Pearl Luggers in Australia.
Willie’, a 67’ Gaff Rig Schooner, modelled on the designs of early 1900 pearl luggers, was built to fish for Mother of Pearl shell Pinctada Maxima, which put Broome on the map and shaped the history of the region. ‘Willie’ allows you to see how a traditional gaff rigged sailing vessel operates with all sails heaved up manually just as our forefathers did.

Now sailing through summer between Busselton, Bunker Bay and Eagle Bay, Willie offers an authentic sailing experience taking you with the winds to enjoy the beautiful southern coast.


Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises

18 Hopton St, Broome WA 6725


Star 4.8
Mark Vernon 07 October 2021

We decided to book our Willie Cruise a month before landing in Broome. It was a family of eight adults and we were all looking forward to our day on the beautiful Waters in Roebuck Bay. I can’t say how much we enjoyed the cruise. Captain Cody, Brodie, Jimmy and the gorgeous young lady were very pr...

Patsy Morgan 13 September 2021

What an amazing cruise on the Willie. From the history of the lugger to great food and exceptional staff who new their stuff. Thank you from the Morgan and Bowerd family Sunday 12tg September

Gordon Walker 01 July 2021

The Captain and crew provided a happy, sophisticated, charming, funny and adventurous time. I don't normally do "organised tours" preferring to say, paddle myself, but I was so very glad I did this tour 1st July 2021. It was a World Class experience in every respect. I, and all my fellow passengers,...

Neil Burling 06 May 2021

5⭐ for the Willie cruise team. Really great experience from booking through to drop off back at our hotel after the cruise. The team were professional, starting with a safety briefing and an interesting history of the vessel. There is a well stocked bar with a tab system for effortless experienc...