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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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Pearl Farm Visit

It was something to do one afternoon and it was very interesting to learn about it. An amazingly beautiful Tahitian woman gave me the tour in English and showed me pearls to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Kona, Hawaii
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Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It was something to do one afternoon and it was very interesting to learn about it. An amazingly beautiful Tahitian woman gave me the tour in English and showed me pearls to purchase afterwards but I am not into the dark colors. Quality and prices seemed very good.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Learned a lot on this stop. Our guide was really good and watching the Oyster Surgery was fascinating and of course my wife got a pearl!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is well worth a visit In the shops and leaflets you read about how pearls are created but here you can see how it's actually done You can watch them perform the operation on the oyster and then watch them open oysters and retrieve the petals Also the quality of the pearls here is really good and they have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Informative tour on how pearls are cultivated and produced, including the grafting process. The adjacent boutique was a bit out dated but had a good selection however we did not purchase any pearls at this stop.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved seeing where the pearls really come from. Definitely a must do. And great to support the little shops too.

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Portland, Oregon
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Gauguin's Pearl Farm

Address: Avatoru, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (+689) 93 11 30
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Tuamotu Archipelago  >  Rangiroa  >  Avatoru

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