PEARL FARM TOURS
Discover our pioneering Fiji Pearl story on an educational pearl farm tour that offers insight into the complex process of cultivating saltwater pearls, a unique form of ecological aquaculture.
Farm tours begin at the J. Hunter headquarter, located in Savusavu town, with a short showroom brief before heading out onto the waters of scenic Savusavu Bay with our knowledgable guide to observe the farm’s daily activities. Farm operations change by season so you could experience women’s groups from nearby villages harvesting young oysters from spat collectors and/or farm workers pulling up oyster lines to clean and check on oyster health. If you’re lucky, you may even get to observe the highly skilled pearl technician performing the delicate surgical procedure of seeding oysters, and the exciting pearl harvest when they are extracted from the oysters and seen for the first time. Please note the seeding and harvest periods only happen twice a year usually from April – May and September – November.
Bring snorkelling gear and a towel with you, a tour highlight is the option to snorkel a giant clam nursery that is home to four vulnerable and endangered species. These ocean heavyweights can weigh over 400 pounds and grow up to four feet with their brilliant psychedelic coloured mantle, visible when their shells open to feed, are a must-see. The tour ends back at the pearl showroom where guests can view and shop from a wide range of pearls and J. Hunter jewellery collections available. Bespoke services also provided by our expert design team for those wanting to create something special to match their own personal style and budget.
A registered retailer of the Tourist VAT Refund Scheme, we offer international tourists who purchase items valued over $500 Fijian to claim the VAT refund value when departing Fiji from Nadi International Airport. Please bring your passport along if you wish to do so.
Monday – Friday, 9.30am.
$40FJD/adult & $20FJD/child.
Tour & Snorkel – $50FJD/adult
Private Tour & Bay Cruise – $250FJD
1.5 – 2.5 hours.
A minimum of 4 people per tour required to operate with a maximum of 10 guests per tour. To avoid missing out we recommend booking 1-2 days in advance through your resort or contact us direct via email.