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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Address: Avatoru, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (+689) 93 11 30
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We weren't able to be there for the tour, but it was still interesting and worth a stop just to look around. The workers were comfortable with us wandering and watching. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We weren't able to be there for the tour, but it was still interesting and worth a stop just to look around. The workers were comfortable with us wandering and watching. The gift shop had some of the most beautiful pearls we saw in Tahiti, but the settings are not as nice as what can be found in the expensive... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hotel called there for us and they sent a driver to take us there! They were helpful educating us on pearl quality and calibre.

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London, Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great tour. We came off our ship - The Mariner - onto this included tour. We wanted to learn the method of making pearls, and now were that much more excited since we picked up a strand in Bora Bora. Met at the pier, hoped into an un-air conditioned van - no worries: the windows were open. Quick 15 minute... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was eager for this inexpensive tour option as I have a great interest in pearls. This tour was not disappointing. First, there is a free shuttle to the location which is just 15 minutes from the cruise ship dock. Second, the tour itself was the least expensive tour option of the entire cruise and by far the best value.... More 

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Hawaii
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78 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had only one day on Rangiroa and I would have preferred to spend more time in the water. The ride from the dock takes 20 to 25 minutes. The man who spoke at the Pearl Farm looked very uninterested in his task though he provided a lot of information and seemed knowledgable. i found it a long time to... More 

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Redlands, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After we exited the free shuttle, we sat and listened to a talk about pearl farming and how it was done. It was the first time I had seen the actual 'seed' or 'nucleus' used to start the pearls. Our guide spoke English, and was very enthusiastic. We were told that all parts of the oyster were used, even after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We thought this was a very informative and educational visit. I wish we had gone earlier than on the morning we had to leave for the airport. No pressure to buy and helpful service. I was looking for inexpensive pearls for necklaces for my young granddaughters as mementoes and they could have not been nicer . We went to a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The short tour of the small 'farm' was quite interesting and the guide friendly - they show you the techniques of pearl farming and then show you the grafters grafting the shells/oysters. They also take you into the showroom/shop toward the end of the tour but there was never any hint of pressure to buy. After travelling throughout FP and... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ended up getting pearls here after looking in Bora Bora and then at our hotel Kia Ora. They gave us very good service and they had better pricing for what we were looking at. The have more of the b level pearls but also the very good ones as well. It is not as ritzy as they others but... More 

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Flagstaff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were on a cruise in French Polynesia when we stopped here. I'm so glad we did. We were given a short talk on pearl culturing and were shown the equipment used to grow the pearls in the water. It makes you understand why high quality, large pearls are so expensive. After the orientation, we were able to see the... More 

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