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Cygnet Bay Unique Tidal Waterfall Reefs Scenic Cruise

1. Cygnet Bay Unique Tidal Waterfall Reefs Scenic Cruise

Witness a tidal phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. Experience an abundance of islands that form the Buccaneer Archipelago and the worlds largest tropical tides the expose the waterfall reef. Your sea safari departs from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on an amphibious sea vessel. Transfer to the tour vessel, a 12-seater rib with twin 250-horsepower engines, ideally suited for the tides in the area. The highlight of the tour is the emergence of a reef with a cascading waterfall on outgoing tides. With turquoise blue water and white sand beaches largely untouched by human interference, the region around Cygnet Bay is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Australia. Extend your stay for a night or longer and experience life on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula with a million star view.

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Live Harvest

2. Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Behind-the-Scenes Tour & Live Harvest

Join a guided tour for an insight into the fascinating history of pearling in Cygnet Bay. Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm. It is one of the very few operating pearl farms open to the public. The farm is located 2.5-hours out of Broome at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula and is surrounded by natural beauty. Your knowledgeable guide will demonstrate a live pearl harvest and give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the fully operational pearl farm. Your tour concludes with an in-depth pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert. It’s with these exquisite gems that Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is honored to share a unique and coveted treasure with seekers of true natural beauty. With turquoise blue water and white sand beaches largely untouched by human interference, the region around Cygnet Bay is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Australia. Extend your stay for a night or longer and experience life on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula with a million star view.

Cygnet Bay Giant Whirlpool Tidal Boat Experience

3. Cygnet Bay Giant Whirlpool Tidal Boat Experience

Your sea safari departs from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on an amphibious sea vessel. Transfer to the tour vessel, a 12-seater rib with twin 250-horsepower engines, ideally suited for the tides in the area. Feel the power of the world’s largest tropical tides as you cruise among the giant whirlpools and standing tidal waves. Venture into Escape Passage, recently described by scientists as having the fastest ocean currents in the world. The tides on this section of the Kimberley Coast are particularly large due to the area’s geography. When the sun and moon align on a spring tide, the ocean is pulled towards the north-west of WA and Indonesia, gathering speed as it reaches the shallow continental shelf and bottle-necking as it passes between Australia and Indonesia. This creates the exhilarating whirlpools and standing waves you will see on the tour. With turquoise blue water and white sand beaches largely untouched by human interference, the region around Cygnet Bay is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Australia. Extend your stay for a night or longer and experience life on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula with a million star view.

Cygnet Bay Island Explorer Scenic Cruise Experience

4. Cygnet Bay Island Explorer Scenic Cruise Experience

Cruise across the flooded fault line where the ancient Kimberley Rock begins and witness the visual spectacular of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Your tour departs from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on an amphibious sea vessel. Transfer to the tour vessel, a 12-seater rib with twin 250-horsepower engines, ideally suited for the tides in the area. The highlight of this tour is the emergence of a reef with a cascading waterfall on outgoing tides. Cruise through the pearl farm and along Joligo Beach to One Arm Point. Marvel at the islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago that come into view. The Kimberley’s extraordinary geological past becomes apparent at Pearl Passage. This is a fault line on the edge of the Canning Basin, running all the way down to the Pilbara.  With turquoise blue water and white sand beaches largely untouched by human interference, the region around Cygnet Bay is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Australia. Extend your stay for a night or longer and experience life on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula with a million star view.

Broome: Dampier Peninsula, Indigenous Communities & Sea Tour

5. Broome: Dampier Peninsula, Indigenous Communities & Sea Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Travelling over rugged terrain on the unsealed sections of the road, your first stop will be the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Visit the famous Sacred Heart Church, with its exquisite Pearl Shell Altar, built in 1918 by the Pallottine Monks. Heading further north to One Arm Point, also known as Ardyaloon, visit another remote indigenous community, with amazing views of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Here you will enjoy a guided visit of the Trochus Shell Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre. Get an insight into aquaculture and the strong connection the Bardi Jawi have to their country as saltwater people. Marvel at the diverse range of locally-crafted products and beautiful polished shells, which are also available to buy as a souvenir. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm ,where you will tuck into a chef-prepared lunch, followed by a tour of the farm, which is Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm. Following the tour, take the opportunity to visit their showroom to see where some of the finest South Sea Pearls are grown and harvested. Finally, head out on an adventurous and exhilarating 2-hour sea safari on the Buccaneer Archipelago, famous for its enormous tidal rushes, standing waves and intense whirlpools.

From Broome: Dampier Peninsula Discoverer Helicopter Ride

6. From Broome: Dampier Peninsula Discoverer Helicopter Ride

Discover the breathtaking coastline of Australia’s Kimberley region on this exciting trip through the sky. Get picked up from your hotel in Broome, then kick back and enjoy the ride. Don’t forget your camera, so you can capture the spectacular views from the Discoverer Helicopter. Fly low across the unique terrain of Kimberley’s bush and cattle country. Soar to the northern tip of the Dampier Peninsula and watch the landscape change. Head up to Cygnet Bay and pass over shallow waters teeming with marine life. Stretch your legs and explore Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm. If you’re feeling it, you can grab a bite here too. Journey back over the dusty, red cliffs of Cape Leveque and James Price Point, contrasted against white beaches and shimmering waves.

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What people are saying about Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Ben took us on an informative tour of the Cygnet Pearl farm site. I'm so much more informed about the Pearl cycle and how they are grown. We used the restaurant for lunch didn't swim in the lovely infinity pool which overlooked the bay. Finally, the 2.5 hour drive back, with roadworks reading for the big wet. Great experience.

This is an awesome experience making you appreciate the beauty of nature that happens daily with few people being aware. The tour is well organised, informative and life-time memorable! If you want to see one of the awesome feats of nature join the waterfall reefs scenic tour!

Fabulous skipper who told us about the pearling operations on our way out to the tidal waterfall. Ben was able to answer all our questions in detail & offered to take photos of us & the waterfall. A great experience! Don’t miss it!

Fantastic tour to get an overview of cygnet bay pearling industry and how it works. Then the fun starts with a couple of hrs cruising around observing the incredible tides, whirlpools and waterfalls. Highly recommend!!

Easy 2 hours on the water. Tour guide informative and considerate