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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Avatoru, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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not worth of visit

They provided free pick up from the hotel schedule one in the morning and one in the afternoon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco
WOW, great information and low prices

I have been to other pearl farms and this one is tops. Complete detailed instruction on how black... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan H
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Gauguin's Pearl is the unique pearl farm on the Rangiroa atoll, in French Polynesia. Since it opened in 1992, it has provided local, ethical, traditional and ecological knowledge to all its customers. A very well-documented guided tour is provided as well, where you can discover the whole process from the birth of a Tahitian pearl to the creation of a jewel.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (23 reviews)
“free tour” (7 reviews)
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Avatoru, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They provided free pick up from the hotel schedule one in the morning and one in the afternoon. About 45mins and 1 hour including travelling, presentation and shop.. They do presentation of how to raise the oyster and how to produce the pearl. If you...More

Thank TRventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to other pearl farms and this one is tops. Complete detailed instruction on how black pearls are created. No pressure to purchase. Free to public..

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience and nice time there understanding the whole process of pearl farming. Staff is very friendly and they can pick you up.

Thank ompaqia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guide made a great presentation about the entire process how the oysters are creating the pearl and they also demonstrate the operation of inserting the nuclei and taking the pearl out as well. The tour give a lot of information and helps you to...More

Thank martina m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cruise offered this trip to the Pearl Farm if we wanted to go. I took up the offer along with a number of other people. It was interesting the process of production and we got to see the technician checking the shells and extracting...More

Thank AucklandWiz
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our cruise ship anchored at Rangiora. As there wasn't a lot on offer other than sitting under a palm tree we decided to visit the Pearl Farm. Our fears of being pressured into buying pearls turned out to be totally unfounded. The manager was a...More

Thank 2ofusluvatrip
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This pear farm offers free pick up and free tour of their farm. I was lucky I made the early tour and was the only person making that tour. Saw the production process which was well explained to me. There was also no pressure to...More

Thank 704RichardW2014
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our pension owner suggested the Gauguin pearl farm tour to us because it was fairly quick, free transport to and from the farm and the tour was free of charge. We really enjoyed this little excursion. Overall a well organised tour of the farm where...More

Thank schi4
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our visit was organised by the cruise ship and was both interesting and worthwhile. The techniques used for culturing pearls were described and demonstrated; you can see why they are expensive as there is a high fail rate. They also sell pearls and it was...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This farm organized pearl tour and explain you all about the pearl. The boutique has existing jewelry and also sell the pearl to buy and design your own jewelry. There is a lot of choice in all forms and all category (A, B, C).

Thank Emilie M
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23 October 2016|
Response from KathyRichmond2015 | Reviewed this property |
You need to redirect this to your cruise company or Gauguin's.
23 October 2016|
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Response from BSinPNS | Reviewed this property |
We were on the ms Paul Gauguin; there was no free pickup that day. Only ship tours.
4 January 2015|
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Response from Philippe C | Property representative |
Hello Cynthia. the pearl farm organize free guided tours everydays from monday to friday. The tours begins at 8:30, 10:30 and 14:00. You can call us from your hotel or guest house and we will come with the shuttle to pick... More
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