F.A.Q.

Can Ide visit us on land? Yes! Ide loves to attend celebrations both in and out of the water. Her charm and beautiful costuming are just as suited for dry events as wet ones, and she makes a fantastic photo opportunity for arriving guests. Ide loves to bring her turtle puppet (Fredlin) with her to on-land parties, and can face-paint and twist-balloons, too!

Ide’s purple silicone mermaid tail weights 60lbs [on land], and needs to be put-on in water. This makes the silicone tail ideal for video & photo shoots, but logistically challenging for many types of events. A new high-end and lightweight neoprene tail is now available for parties!

Both Ide’s neoprene & yellow tail are fantastic for swimming, of course she will need helpers any time she’s not in the water as her mobility on land is limited. Unlike her (photoshoot-only) silicone tail, these two tails are virtually weightless and quite beautiful, allowing her to flip around more playfully with guests.

What is the cost of a visit from a real mermaid? Because no two events are quite alike, quotes are given based on the distance traveled to an event, the length of the visit, whether the event is wet or dry, which costume is being used, the approximate number of guests, etc. etc. Please feel free to send us a message (from the Contact/Booking page ) for a commitment free quote! We’re happy to answer your questions and would love to hear about a party you are planning.

SwimmingMermaid.com can also recommend other types of party entertainment, if you don’t think we’re quite what you’re looking for. We’re friends with a lot of performers, for both children and adults, and we like helping people find the perfect match!

Where can I get a tail like that? Ide’s one-of-a-kind silicone mermaid tail was created by the amazing artist, Mike Van Daal. Because these tails are truly works of art and must be custom built, they are quite expensive. However, more budget-friendly fabric tails can be found online. Ide’s yellow fabric tail came from Germany! Order one like it, here: magictail.de

Her blue neoprene tail (pictured on this page) is home-made!

Where does Ide swim? In California! More specifically, in…

  • Alameda
  • Berkeley
  • Concord
  • Daily City
  • El Cerrito
  • Marin County
  • Oakland
  • Palo Alto
  • Redwood City
  • Richmond
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Cruz
  • Walnut Creek

Yes, yes, but where does she swim?? Oh! Where there is water, of course! In…

  • pools
  • fountains
  • lakes
  • creeks
  • aquariums
  • …bubble baths? The ocean? Where would you like to invite her? Ide ends up in all kinds of wet places! Sometimes, she even visits people on land (but she can’t walk on land, so she needs helpers).

And will she travel, far from home? If you would like to bring her there, she’ll go to Hawaii, to Japan, you name it! But Ide cannot fly without help (and her fins, though strong, won’t get her all the way across the Pacific Ocean), so write us with your plan and we’ll see if we can make it happen. Ide loves adventure. Please call (510) 470-4456 if you don’t see your location listed!
 
Please tell me more about Ide’s training? Experience? Who is Ide?? To learn more about Ide, please see our “Ide” page . She has been performing & modeling professionally since 2005, works as an acrobat for the Vespertine Circus, and visited over 250 kids parties as part of Happily Ever Laughter Parties, her Faerie family.

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