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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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Great excursion!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
dallas, tx
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dallas, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank BSinPNS
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We went to Gauguin's Pearl Farm from a Seabourn cruise so we didn't need the transportation they offered but you should be aware that it is available. They also have a very interesting and educational tour and description of how pearls are farmed and harvested. I had brought my set of black pearl earrings that I wanted to match. They... More 

Thank KathyRichmond2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The tour is for free and they come to your place to pick you up, as long as you make reservation in advance. They introduced their history, how to invest the pearl farm, how to harvest and select pearl. It was full of education and knowledge, then they show you the raw pearl, teach you how to observe it. After... More 

Thank PennieLiang
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We were on the Oceania Cruise. This was my absolute favourite tour of the trip... Never in my life I would guess how the REAL BLACK TAHITIAN pearls were to brought into this world... I bought the pearl that was harvested in the morning! You MUSt visit this place to find out... Who knew I saw THE pearl worth over... More 

Thank Dima I
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The pearl farm visit is something you must do at Rangiroa. It is a quick visit but allows you to see the entire pearl production process which is rare and very informative. You also see the equipment, the harvesting of pearls and the reseeding of the oysters for a second round.

Thank 36KM
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I go to Gaugin's Pearl Farm every time we're in Tahiti. Its fun to learn about pearl farming but, most of all, its shopping in their shop. I never tire of looking at their newest creations or picking out the loose pearls I want. They have good quality pearls at very good prices. I can hardly wait for my next... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Go at a time when you can get a guided tour of the production process. Offers pickup and return service from/to various lodgings.

Thank Hobart E
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This is a first rate attraction. Detailed, clear explanation of how they grow the amazing Polynesian "black" pearls and close-up view of workers inoculating oysters with kernels and mantle, as well as harvesting and restocking cultured pearls. Of course, a lovely show room with more pearls (both loose and mounted) than you've ever seen. Prices seem reasonable. Just a short... More 

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

This Pearl Farm presented a very comprehensive presentation about the Pearl Farming process, from an explanation of techniques, through having guys actually seeding and harvesting where you can see it all happening. It is a huge investment and much of their product goes overseas for sale, but they do keep some very interesting baubles (up to huge $$ values) on... More 

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