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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

French Polynesia
(+689) 93 11 30
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Ranked #8 of 10 attractions in Rangiroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms
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Flagstaff
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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230 reviews 230 reviews
168 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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
183 helpful votes 183 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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Anchorage
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Federal Way, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We were on a cruise and only had a day in Rangiroa, but I am glad we went to the Pearl Farm after our snorkeling and beach time. They had frequent free shuttles from the boat dock and it was a nice way to see more of the atoll just getting there. Once there, the guide made sure we could... More

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Cheyenne, WY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you are already on Rangiroa you need to stop here. This atoll is the heart of black Tahitian pearl farming. Learning the process was interesting and I love that I got to harvest a pearl. Everyone working there was incredibly nice. I felt that the prices on the jewelry were reasonable enough. I left with a beautiful pair of... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our tour guide was great at explaining the process and rating/values of pearls. Watching the "oyster surgeon" do the transplant of all the elaments needed to create a pearl was totally facinating.

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Wild Wild West
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had a great time with all the water-based activities on Rangiroa, but this was an unexpected surprise. Without making any special arrangements ahead of time, they had an English-speaking tour guide available for us and the other American couple. It was fascinating to learn about the process they go through, and actually seeing it in practice was great. They... More

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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Visited pearl farm in September 2012 and really enjoyed it. Being English we were worried we would have to listen to the tour in french but we just had our resort make a note of it and they had someone who could do the tour in English for us. The tour guide was great and very informative. The tour is... More

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