Pearl Farm Tours
While pearls have been revered through the ages for their natural beauty and simple elegance, their appearance belies an often-intricate process involved in producing them, one that requires the careful nurturing of oysters in a susceptible ocean environment.
Located in the rustic bayside town of Savusavu on Fiji’s second main island of Vanua Levu, J. Hunter offers educational tours of a Fijian pearl farm and the sustainable methods employed in cultivating this alluring gem of the sea. Tours begins in the J. Hunter pearl boutique with a brief overview of the pearl culturing process. Guests are then taken on a guided boat tour around picturesque Savusavu Bay to experience first hand the day to day operations of this award winning pearl farm.
During the cruise, guests will view pearl oysters at different stages of growth at pearl grids and come alongside cleaning platforms where pearl farm workers from nearby villages clean, sort and checking on the health of the oysters. During seeding seasons (May -June & September- October), guests can observe our experienced pearl technicians performing the highly skilled culturing process of implanting and the harvesting of pearls from the oysters. Snorkelling is optional with guests provided the opportunity to snorkel over a giant clam nursery (home to six different and some endangered species). Guests must bring their own snorkelling gear.
Tours ends at the boutique where guests can view and purchase loose pearls of all grades, shapes and sizes as well as J. Hunter’s exclusive Fiji pearl jewellery collections.
Tours are available Monday – Friday at 9.30am. To avoid missing out we recommend you book a day or two in advance through your resort or contact us via this website, messenger or phone (+679 8850.821). Tour duration 2 – 2.5 hours.
Visit the J.Hunter Boutique
Located on the main street of Savusavu Town the boutique is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9.30am – 2pm.
Private viewings are available by appointment with our experienced team on hand to assist with bespoke requests as well.
J. Hunter is a registered retailer of the VAT Tourist Refund Scheme offering customers, from outside of Fiji, that purchase items over the value of $500 Fijian to claim a 9% tax rebate when departing from Nadi International Airport. Please bring your passport along if you plan to shop to complete the document required to claim this refund.