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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

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We were on the Oceania Cruise. This was my absolute favourite tour of the trip... Never in my life... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
Dima I
Vancouver, Canada
Informative and well presented

The pearl farm visit is something you must do at Rangiroa. It is a quick visit but allows you to... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2016
London, 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...more
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Avatoru | PR6 - Near the Island Products shop., Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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
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...More

Thank John C
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...More

1  Thank Leaddog83
Reviewed February 9, 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 January 31, 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 January 9, 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 January 4, 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
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Susan R
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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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October 23, 2016|
Response from KathyRichmond2015 | Reviewed this property |
You need to redirect this to your cruise company or Gauguin's.
October 23, 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.