Willie Sunset Cruise

Willie offer people the opportunity to experience sailing the blue waters in Broome on 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.

Sailing between Roebuck Bay and the idyllic Cable Beach, ‘Willie’ allows you to see how a traditional gaff-rigged sailing vessel operates with all sails heaved up manually just as our forefathers did, whilst taking in the beautiful sunset.

To make your cruise with us completely stress free, we will pick you up in our courtesy bus from your location and give you a brief tour and history on route to the beach. Once there, you will be able to kick off your shoes and feel the beautiful sand of Cable Beach, and wet your feet in the warm Indian Ocean as you make your way to our waiting tender, which will transfer you to ‘Willie’.

You can completely relax hearing stories of the rich history and culture of the area, and enjoy our crew serving the delightful complimentary snack canape. There is a well-stocked open deck bar with chilled beverages stocked ready for purchases on board.   Our crew will happily point out the abundance of marine life from turtles, seas snakes, dolphins and the mighty humpback whale, to dugongs, manta rays and the plethora of pelagic fish – all in a day aboard Willie.


$165.00 Per Adult

$135.00 Per Child (2-12yrs) or Seniors/Concession


  • Return transfers on the Willie Bus from/to your nominated Broome accommodation. A selection of choices available for selection at time of booking.
  • Tender to/from the beach out to Willie
  • Complimentary canapes
  • Use of boom nets


  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and additional snacks for purchase from the onboard licensed bar
  • Willie merchandise for purchase


  • Bathers, towel, hat, sun screen, cardigan/light jacket & camera
  • Slip-on shoes advised for beach departure and landing


4 Hours (approx.) Commencing 3:00PM

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