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Motu Pearl Farm

French Polynesia
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A Very Special Place

This visit was part of an Oceania Cruise Ship tour, six and a half hours exploring Taha'a. The... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
M H
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
Great talk and demonstration

Went here as part of an Oceania tour and was impressed by the talk on how pearls are farmed. Also... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Jerry T
,
Cupertino, California, United States
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“oysters”(2 reviews)
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This family-owned farm offers educational tours that describe the growing and cultivation of the famous black pearls of the South Pacific.
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This visit was part of an Oceania Cruise Ship tour, six and a half hours exploring Taha'a. The full tour included time for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling at a private beach. Of the several talks and demonstrations on pearl farming that I attended during my...More

Thank M H
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Went here as part of an Oceania tour and was impressed by the talk on how pearls are farmed. Also, they had a great lunch and music followed by a funny demonstration of how the traditional clothing of the natives was worn. Good time had...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Very informative lecture about the raising of black pearl oysters, and the meticulous and careful culturing of black pearls. The multitude of tasks involved as well as the substantial skills required were an eye opener. Provides a greater understanding of why these jewels are priced...More

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Visited in the month of September and made the trip here especially to buy some of the beautiful pearls on offer. The visit started with an informative talk and demonstration of how the pearls are farmed and harvested. We were then able to enjoy some...More

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited the Motu Pearl Farm as part of a half day boat tour out of Raiatea. Calm seas, perfect blue skies and sea, half an hour out of Raiatea to Tahaa and a quaint local bus to Motu Pearl Farm, Good shop facilities, a...More

Thank Judith G
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Fascinating excursion to this pearl farm on a small island. Excellent description of the process and harvesting, with great entertainment thrown in.

Thank iTravelkeen
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

You won't actually see a working farm. They will give you a short speach simply explaining how the pearls are cultured and then take you to their store.

7  Thank TRUTHFUL_DH
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We enjoyed our visit so much! The family owners and the rest of the staff were warm and friendly. We listened to a lecture about the farming of black pearls and the different sizes and qualities and colors of pearls. There was a beautiful picnic...More

3  Thank CaptainJack58
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Reviewed 6 June 2007

In 2006 a group of us spent 2 weeks sailing around French Polynesia. One of our stops was at the Motu Pearl Farm. We were greeted by a lovely lady who was married to a Dane. She gave a presentation of how the black pearls...More

2  Thank TravelingSwede
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