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Play mermaid for the day in San Diego

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 51 reviews.San Diego, United States

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Experience hosted by Shannon

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Become a mermaid on the beach

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be a professional mermaid? Get glammed up with a mini makeover, including an application of biodegradable glitter (eco-friendly!) and a rental of a seashell top, mermaid jewelry, crown, and mermaid tail. This is a great way to experience San Diego's beautiful beaches with a local mermaid who's performed at charity events! We'll meet at my favorite beach on the edge of a pristine marine reserve. During your sunset photoshoot, I'll provide posing coaching to get the best shot. The 10-15 edited photos you receive in the 2-3 weeks after your shoot are a great way to remember your San Diego vacation!

What's included

  • Equipment
    10-15 edited photos sent digitally 2-3 weeks after experience.
From $85
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Shannon

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 51 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a lifelong ocean advocate who loves using photography to tell stories. My mermaid makeover was named one of the 10 most "Weird & Wonderful" Experiences by Airbnb, and has been featured in Bustle, Travel + Leisure, and USA TODAY. I've been part of the "mermaiding" community for 7 years, and I've performed as a mermaid at events benefitting local nonprofits.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at La Jolla Shores, a beach beloved by both locals and visitors alike. This family-friendly beach sits on the edge of a marine protected area. If we're lucky, we might see dolphins, sea lions, or even a whale!

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

Krystle
December 2019
You guys I almost backed out because I was feeling meh about some personal things BUT I AM SO GLAD I WENT. It felt so special being able to wear these mermaid pieces and really immersing myself in the dream of being a mermaid. She was super helpful in helping me navigate the world in my new fins and finding positions that were the most flattering. I went in December as a birthday gift to myself and even though it was cold it wasn’t teeth chattering cold. It was such a good time and I’m excited to see the finished product
You guys I almost backed out because I was feeling meh about some personal things BUT I AM SO GLAD I WENT. It felt so special being able to wear these mermaid pieces and really imm…
Annette
November 2019
This experience with Shannon was so great! She made me feel super comfortable in an odd situation. I mean, how many people can say they were a mermaid?! Shannon gave us so many options for fins and tops and accessories. She made sure that we understood what was happening before getting started to spend as little time as possible in the cool temps and cold water. She obviously enjoys sharing this with others and I’m so glad she did! It was definitely a uniques experience and Shannon is a joy to work with.
This experience with Shannon was so great! She made me feel super comfortable in an odd situation. I mean, how many people can say they were a mermaid?! Shannon gave us so many opt…
Michelle
October 2019
This was an AWESOME experience! I had so much fun. Shannon was lovely and has a gift for capturing great photos. Anyone considering this experience.....go for it.....you'll have an incredible time and end up with pictures that you'll want to show everyone.
This was an AWESOME experience! I had so much fun. Shannon was lovely and has a gift for capturing great photos. Anyone considering this experience.....go for it.....you'll have an…
Sushma
August 2019
It was the best treat for myself and most amazing surprise gift I could give to my best friend!! Loved the whole experience! I felt so beautiful and special!
Meredith
August 2019
Shannon was awesome!! Was looking for a unique experience for my 10 year old niece and Shannon delivered!! Best birthday gift ever!!! Memories of this day will last forever for my niece and me!! Exceptional photos from Shannon are the icing on the cake!!
Shannon was awesome!! Was looking for a unique experience for my 10 year old niece and Shannon delivered!! Best birthday gift ever!!! Memories of this day will last forever for m…
Dani
August 2019
Mermaid review!! Shannon was amazing!! She is a wonderful photographer to work with. She made my sister and I feel very comfortable. She had poses in mind and asked us if we had seen poses online that we would like to try. Her jewelry pieces were unique and the costume (shell bra and mermaid tail) was super fun to wear. She really makes you feel like a magical mermaid. The location was perfect. The beach she choose was gorgeous and the waves were just enough to make you feel like you are a true mermaid that washed up on the shore.
Mermaid review!! Shannon was amazing!! She is a wonderful photographer to work with. She made my sister and I feel very comfortable. She had poses in mind and asked us if we had…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Premium mermaid tails available for additional price. Message me to inquire what is available!
Have a group of 4+? Message me to see what we can do!

What to bring

Swimsuit top and bottom- two piece is best

Sunscreen