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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Address: Avatoru, French Polynesia
Phone Number: +689 40 93 11 30
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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If you ever wanted to know how oysters make pearls then you should visit Gauguin's Pearl Farm. We very much enjoyed the tour. The lady had an excellent English and the tour was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given the Pearl farm a rave review both for the informative well run tour and the attentive service and the beautiful pearls for sale. I was so excited that I bought both earrings and a single pearl necklace. Unfortunately, after shopping around in Papeete and Moorea, I feel the quality of the workmanship and the fittings was... More 

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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you ever wanted to know how oysters make pearls then you should visit Gauguin's Pearl Farm. We very much enjoyed the tour. The lady had an excellent English and the tour was very informative. After the tour you can have a look at the shop and buy some nice jewelry.

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Thank O4162ZVrebeccas
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shop, great learning and seeing how the process is of making and growing pearls. We bought 4 pearls here and were really happy with the price and quality of them.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first trip to a pearl farm and we were amazed by the process and time required to farm one pearl. After learning the process we quickly understood why pearls are so expensive and we really learned to value the beautiful jewel. Later, aboard the Paul Gauguin cruise, a staff mentioned she couldn't understand how one could come... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked learning how black pearls are cultivated. I never knew it took so much work and how long it takes. I liked how they taught the different quality, size , ect. I also heard that if you wanted to purchase some black pearls that this was suppose to be the best spot to do it....reasonable prices!!!

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Thank jasilver23
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The tour was really interesting. This was probably the only tour we did on our French Polynesia trip as we were in the water most of the time - BUT this tour was really interesting - to hear and see the lengthy and involved process - really cool.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We found it interesting to see first-hand how the cultured pearl industry operates however no bargains to be had at this place!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We rode our rented bicycles here from Kia Ora and was pleasantly surprised with their operation. You can take a free tour and watch the whole process from the oysters being taken from the sea, washed, opened, grafted and put back in. It was the best pearl farm to visit just from an educational prospective. The shop also has lots... More 

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dallas, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We did this excursion with the Paul Gauguin cruise. It was very informative and interesting. Our teenagers were fascinated by the whole process and really enjoyed seeing the pearl cultivator working. Their pearls were very reasonably priced and beautiful. We waited until toward the end of our 10 day trip to buy the pearls directly from their shop and I... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

This tour was sponsored by ms Paul Gauguin, but is also available for free to others. Our guide provided an excellent explanation of how the pearls are farmed/raised including time to observe a technician taking pearls out of an oyster and inserting the nucleus of a subsequent one. We were able to see the various areas where the oysters are... More 

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