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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

Address: French Polynesia
Phone Number: (+689) 93 11 30
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Ranked #9 of 10 Attractions in Rangiroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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English first
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219 reviews 219 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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7 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Selah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

They have free shuttles constantly for thr free tour. It was interesting and they do it in both french and english. There was no pressure to buy a pearl, although the end of the tour is the shop. Got a very nice pearl for half the price I had seen on other islands. Great break from the water.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The pearl farm offers constant free shuttles back and forth throughout the day! Once you arrive you sit down and showed the ways pearls are cultured and replaced throughout the years. Very interesting to find out all these facts of pearls in general. The shop is very clean and all the staff are very friendly and personable, prices are reasonable... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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98 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We and our kids all liked the tour, enough information, some hands on and you get to see the grafts being added and pearls extracted. All credit to our host, she was lovely. Shop has a lot of pieces, in the end the kids spent 30 minutes choosing their own single pearls and getting them mounted on their own necklaces... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My daughter 8 and I went on a tour of the pearl farm. They provided free transport for us from the Kia Ora in a very nice clean van. Once there we were the only English-speaking tourists but were given our own tour in English. The guide did a good job of explaining the process and showing us around. I... More 

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