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Gauguin's Pearl Farm

#5 of 11 things to do in Avatoru Features Animals
Avatoru, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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Enjoyable experience

Our pension owner suggested the Gauguin pearl farm tour to us because it was fairly quick, free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
via mobile
Well worth a visit and the pearls are good value.

Our visit was organised by the cruise ship and was both interesting and worthwhile. The techniques... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Graham C
London, United Kingdom
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Avatoru, French Polynesia
+689 40 93 11 30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The tour was very nice. We got to learn about pearl farming, something we have never thought of. Also, the products were nice. We picked our own pearls and made our own pendants, which was cheaper than ready-made products.

Thank Hailey Y
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the farm and had an interesting explanation of pearl cultivation. Of course you could buy pearls any size any price

Thank CriticallyMe
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Loved our visit at this farm. We received so much information about pearl farming in an outdoor seated area (covered from the sun) and we then went to see the staff at work. I had previously visited a pearl farm in Bora Bora but this...More

Thank Bully_Wench
Philippe C, Gérant at Gauguin's Pearl Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hello, thank you very much for your nice comment. Nothing to add. Everything is said.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

They offer a free tour a couple times of day (except Sundays). They picked us up at our resort. Very interesting presentation on how cultured pearls are made, and you even get to watch one of the technicians working with the oysters. Of course they...More

Thank colinrasmussen
Reviewed 25 February 2017

There is not much to do on Rangiroa other than diving. So a visit to the Pearl Farm is a welcome activity for the afternoon after the dives. They pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the farm. First you get some...More

1  Thank exsea
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great store to get quality Tahitian Pearls, at a reasonable cost, with certificate of authenticity. You can take the tour of the farm, if you haven't seen it before. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They will come & pick you...More

Thank Elaine K
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It is a good activation in Rangiroa. They are picking you up from where you stay and 2 hours or more you visit pearl farm.The visit starts with a good information or lesson about pearl and end at he pearl shop :) After learning how...More

Thank Ganji-90
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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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