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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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Complete Story from seeding to selling!!

This Pearl Farm presented a very comprehensive presentation about the Pearl Farming process, from... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Fascinating and amazing

The time, the expertise and the finished pearl product will mean that you may have to glue your... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Gillian P
Hexworthy, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (24 reviews)
“free tour” (7 reviews)
“whole process” (7 reviews)
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Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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Reviewed 27 February 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...More

1  Thank Leaddog83
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The time, the expertise and the finished pearl product will mean that you may have to glue your credit card to your purse/wallet. The whole process is fascinating and well worth a visit - even if you don't buy - but you will!

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Enjoyed seeing the whole process of how pearls were farmed, graded, and prepared for jewelry. Did not know there were so many different colors and shapes. Wound up buying some at the dock instead.

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This free tour was very informative and our guide, Stephan, was excellent. The pearl jewelry was exquisite. A must see

1  Thank pharmgirl29
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The Gauguin's Pearl Farm is the biggest in Rangiroa. You can request complimentary transfer. Its quite interesting to see how pearls are cultivated.

1  Thank Marina H
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We knew absolutely nothing about black pearls. We were told that the best place to learn about them was on Rangiroa. So we set up a tour to this farm. After a short bus ride out we were given about a 20 minute introduction to...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We had visited pearl farms before, but this one on Rangiroa Atoll went to some trouble top explain the seeding process and how the pearl is grown. Remember they are black pearls here in French Polynesia.

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We went with the idea of learning more about pearls. They showed us how a pearl is "seeded" and thus grown, it was informative. I did not plan to buy but they had superb pieces of jewelry and I did. From what I saw in...More

1  Thank iantdit
Reviewed 17 November 2015

It was a rainy day and so we went to the pearl farm. It was interesting and Worth it. They picked us up at the hotel and brought us back.

1  Thank soaresss
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Fun way to see the history of the pearls and how they are made. Plan to spend about 2-3 hours. Also know the black Tahitian Pearls are extremely expensive.

1  Thank MarliTravels
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Susan R
3 November 2017|
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Response from Philippe C | Property representative |
If you stay in an hotel or guest house here at Rangiroa, you can book through the reception desk, or you can call us at the following number : 40931130 or mail us at : boutique@gauguinspearl.pf.
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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.