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French Polynesia (Cont.)


French Polynesia


French Polynesia (Cont.)


Rangiroa, French Polynesia-port

Rangiroa is the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago, which comprises 78 coral atolls scattered over several hundred miles of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Life on these remote atolls is simple, quiet and peaceful. In the small villages, the visitor can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu, often participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish breeding farms, snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Discover the World of Pearls
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Glass Bottom Boat
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Snorkel the Aquarium Garden
    Most Active or Strenuous

Discover the World of Pearls

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Tour Code: RGI-003

"Explore Rangiroa's black pearl industry, learn about pearl cultivation and shop for unset black pearls during this memorable visit to a black pearl farm.

Depart the pier for the drive along Rangiroa's main road, past the airport and on to the black pearl farm. Most pearl farms are small-sized, and the number of workers at this farm is quite representative of the farms in this region.

Upon arrival at the farm, the staff will give you a brief lecture about the farming and production of black pearls. You will learn about the chronology and evolution of the industry, and how oysters are selected, grown and then grafted for production. Following the lecture, you will proceed to the work sheds where oysters are sorted and cleaned, and watch a grafter at work as he skillfully plies his trade.

The highlight of the excursion will be an opportunity to view a selection of unset black pearls that are available for purchase. Here, your guide will show you the criteria for grading pearls in terms of quality. The shape and luster are very important. You will see the round, baroque and semi-baroque pearls ranging in grades from C to A.

Following your visit, you will re-board your mini-van for the return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking/standing. The tour is not availablet to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. This tour is for guests who are interested in learning about pearl cultivation, or for those shopping for unset black pearls. The prices are fixed; cash, Visa or MasterCard are accepted. The Tuamotus are very remote islands and although the guides used are the best available, they are not certified and have limited English skills. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated."