Do You Want to Swim with the Fishies?
Embark on an extraordinary adventure at Mertailor’s Mermaid Aquarium Encounter, immersing yourself in a vibrant ecosystem that mirrors the natural beauty of a coral reef. Our Snorkel Encounter offers a unique chance to dive into our Mermaid Tank, where you can swim alongside tropical fish, playful stingrays, and even sharks! It's an unparalleled opportunity to connect with marine life, witnessing the wonders of the underwater world while enjoying unforgettable moments with these fascinating creatures.
Your Snorkel- Encounter Includes:
• Exclusive behind the scenes access to journey into our Mermaid Tank.
• 30-minutes of water time.
• The use of snorkeling equipment for a safe swimming experience.
• Guidance from one of our expert aquarists during your in-water Snorkeling Encounter.
• A once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with a variety of tropical marine fish, stingrays, and sharks!
• Showering facilities are available to rinse off before and after your encounter.
Price: $95.00 per participant 7+ years old - Includes Aquarium Admission of Participant
A paid adult observer is required for all participants under the age of 18.
• Participants must be a minimum of 7 years old and feel at ease in and around water. A parent or legal guardian must be present on our dry deck if participant is between 7-12 years old. If a participant is under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must be present. Additionally, for all participants under 18 years old, a paid adult observer is required.
• Participant must be in good physical health and comfortable in and around the water.
• Participants engaging in any of our in-water programs should have the physical capability to swim unassisted (float), navigate stairs, ladders, and slopes at the entry and exit points. Swimmers needing assistance with dressing must arrange for their own support.
• Our swim vests are suitable for guests with a waist measurement of 60 inches or less, and a weight of up to 400lbs. Please note that guests are not permitted to bring personal gear that surpasses these size limits.
What to Bring
• All necessary equipment, including goggles, floatation devices, and swim vests are provided. To prevent tank contamination, guests MAY NOT bring their own equipment.
• Participants should bring their own swimsuit, towel, and dry clothes.
• Participants must shower beforehand to remove lotions, oils, and suntan products. This helps maintain a clean, safe, and enjoyable environment for all participants and our marine habitats. You will be required to shower before and after your in-water program.
• Wet suits ARE NOT allowed in the tank. All guests must wear shorts or swim trunks. Women may wear bathing suit tops but a swim short must be worn during your swim.
• Jewelry of any kind IS NOT permitted in the tank.
• Underwater recording or electronic devices ARE NOT allowed during this experience, but these devices may be allowed in the gallery viewing area during your tank time.
You must be present and checked in Mertailor’s Mermaid Aquarium Encounter 15 minutes prior to your program's start time. Waivers will be required to be filled out prior to your encounter.
Latecomers will be unable to participate in the program. Prompt arrival is encouraged.
Given the animal care requirements, Mertailor's Mermaid Aquarium Encounter retains the right to adjust, cancel, or reschedule programs without prior notification. Every effort will be made to accommodate guests for rescheduling purposes.
Cancellation and Change Policy
The program fee is not eligible for refunds. However, you can change the date of your visit without any additional charge if the change is requested at least 14 days before your originally scheduled visit.
If you change your dates within 14 days of your original visit, a fee of $50 per booking will be applied. To modify your reservation, please get in touch with Mertailor's Mermaid Aquarium Encounter at (352) 513-3278.
Cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled.