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Broome Hovercraft

Broome Hovercraft operates two hovercraft and conducts tours (called flights) around the spectacular tidal reaches and mangrove habitats of Roebuck Bay.

The operations base is in the Port Precinct of Broome, Western Australia and overlooks the Deepwater Jetty and Roebuck Bay. The company’s two hovercraft can operate up to six flights each, daily and offer customers the chance to experience a ride aboard one of the most adventurous types of transport in Western Australia. They access areas that cannot be reached by any other craft and take people to sights not visited by any other tour operators. There are some beautiful photographic opportunities along the route, and on many occasions green sea turtles are stranded on the tidal flats during low tides. This is a real eco tour, with marire animals frolicking in the bay, flora and fauna along the coastline and up into the tidal creeks. This is a bird watcher’s paradise, with half a million wader birds flying in from the far northern hemisphere.

These two ACVs (air cushioned vehicles) are the only commercial hovercraft operating within Australasia at this time so you will need to holiday in Broome to experience the amphibian ride. They have a combined seating capacity of 32, with a new craft in the design phase with 38 seats. This will enable greater flexibility in the tours over the most biodiverse bay in the World.

A flight aboard a hovercraft provides a thrilling opportunity and the conditions at Broome, with its 10 meter tidal movemont, are ideal. The flights provide an opportunity that many customers say they ‘have never experienced before in their life’. From walking with pants rolled up on the mudflats to viewing footprints of the Sauropod Dinosaurs, Broome Hovercraft provides a great adventure.

Broome Hovercraft offers a variety of tours (flights) around Roebuck Bay in their two hovercraft, most often than not flying in tandem.

Touring Options

Scenic and Historic Tour

This one hour tour is the basis of all the hovercraft “flights”. The tour starts from the Hovercraft Base and glides amphibiously between the water and tidal flats, taking in the golf club, some old fish traps, the site of the Clementson meatworks and the ensuing bayside real estate in its place. Roebuck Bay Caravan Park and Town Beach are the next points of call with the entrance to the old Broome Jetty next to the beach.

The WW2 Flying Boat Wrecks are spoken about as well as Buccaneer Rock and all of the interest in and around Dampier Creek. After skimming across the flats amongst the myriad wader birds, the craft lands at a remote beach where all alight to view some 120 000 million year old well preserved dinosaur footprints. On the way back, there is much to talk about the tides, how they affect the pearling industry, and the Port of Broome.

You will learn more about Broome on this tour than in the rest of your time in this magical township.

Sunset Cocktail Tour

This 1 3/4 hour tour is based on the one hour scenic and historic tour. The tour starts from the Hovercraft Base and glides amphibiously between the water and tidal flats, taking in the golf club, some old fish traps, the site of the Clementson meatworks and the ensuing bayside real estate in its place. Roebuck Bay Caravan Park and Town Beach are the next points of call with the entrance to the old Broome Jetty next to the beach.

The WW2 Flying Boat Wrecks are spoken about as well as Buccaneer Rock and all of the interest in and around Dampier Creek. After skimming across the flats amongst the myriad wader birds, the craft lands at a remote beach where all alight to view some 120 000 million year old well preserved dinosaur footprints.

After leaving the beach the craft lands in the middle of the tidal (mud!) flats and once more we alight to enjoy a delectable table of hors d’oeuvres and fruit juice (But you can BYOG). Nature is mostly kind to us and provides a magnificent sunset with oftentimes, a clear staircase to the sun. On the way back across the bay, there is much to talk about the tides, how they affect the pearling industry, and the Port of Broome.

You will learn more about Broome on this tour than in the rest of your time in this magical township.

Activites and Experiences at Broome Hovercraft

  • National Tourism Accreditation Program
  • Birdwatching
  • Cruising
  • Sightseeing
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Water-based
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Car park Car parking available on premises may be outdoor or undercover or security parking
  • Checkin Desk Checkin Desk available
  • Public Transport Public Transport is available (taxi, bus, train, tram)
  • Public toilet Facilities for personal hygiene
  • Waiting Area Waiting area is provided
  • Adventure Unusual and exciting experience or an endurance race consisting of a variety of adventure activities
  • Beach
  • Cruise To sail from place to place for pleasure
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental Relating to the natural environment, its protection and conservation
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage Nation’s historic buildings, monuments, countryside etc, especially when regarded worthy of preservation
  • Marine
  • Nature based Relating to the natural environment
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Science and Technology
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • English
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Commentary Descriptive information provided during trip/tour.
  • Drop off Transport of persons/car to hotels or specific locations in local area from arrival point.
  • Meet & Greet Welcoming service on arrival
  • Pickup Transport of persons/cars etc from hotels or specific locations in local area to departure point
  • Resource Material Resource materials such as brochures, handouts, maps provided to aid understanding of trip/tour.
  • Toilet
  • Amphibian
  • Hovercraft

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