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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Address: Avatoru, French Polynesia
Phone Number: (+689) 40 93 11 30
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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Interesting visit

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mark R
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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