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Famous Broome Sunset
Cruises Aboard Willie



Willie Cruises and its experienced crew offer people the opportunity to experience sailing the blue waters of Broome and take-in the breath taking sunset aboard ‘Willie’.

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. Learn about the pearling industry which put Broome on the map and get your feet wet as you board the Willie for an afternoon of fun and relaxation.  


If you are looking for something a little different for your next work function or special event, look no further!  Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event, social club get-together, Christmas party or wedding, the majestic Willie can be yours for a morning, afternoon or evening that you’ll remember forever.

Cruising the beautiful waters off Cable Beach, Willies Cruises offer flexible packages which can be tailor made to suit your needs and wishes.


A well known Broome icon, Willie is a 67 foot gaff rigged schooner, a faithful reproduction of a traditional pearl lugger from the turn of the century built and launched in Fremantle in 1985.

Since this time Willie has enjoyed a colourful career which has spanned across three decades and multiple continents and is now returning to her spiritual home to once again grace the waters off Cable Beach. Visitors and locals alike will again get the chance to enjoy an afternoon under her sails, cruising the Indian Ocean on the last operating Pearl Lugger in Australia, taking in the incredible sunset and creating unforgettable memories.


Reserve Your Sunset Cruise Today!

Join us for an afternoon cruising the crystal blue waters off Cable Beach aboard one of Australia’s oldest operating Pearl Luggers, ‘Willie’.   Learn about the pearling history, which put Broome on the map, and get your feet wet as you board Willie for an afternoon of fun and relaxation. You can jump in the boom nets, help pull up the sails or just take in the incredible sunset with a drink in hand.


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