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If you’ve ever dreamed of life beneath the waves, swimming with the sea creatures and touring Atlantis, you are far from alone! The love for mermaids has lasted centuries, from the first legends told by sailors who spotted manatees, to watching life under the sea on the big screen, the stories of mermaids have enchanted almost everyone. Here in the Manatee Capital of the World, it is only appropriate we celebrate the mythical creatures born from our favorite animals!  

In Crystal River, visitors have the unique opportunity to put on a tail of their very own and learn how to be a mermaid for a day! These monofin swim lessons offered by local dive shops give you a taste of what it’s like to be half fish. Even more exciting, the creator of the most celebrated mermaid tails in the world, the Mertailor, is located right here in our community!

From May 15th-June 2nd, 2023, you have the chance to win a mer-mazing experience like non other, complete with mermaid swim lessons and your very own tail to take home. Of course, it’s not a trip to Crystal River without a chance to meet the original mermaids, the manatees. This is a can’t miss opportunity for mermaid enthusiasts, don’t miss your chance, enter today! 



    • 2-night stay at The Plantation on Crystal River
    • 1 Guppy Tail, courtesy of The Mertailor
    • Mermaid swimming lesson for 2, courtesy of Crystal River Water Sports
    • Manatee Swim Tour for 2, courtesy of The Plantation Adventure Center
    • Breakfast at West 82 Bar and Grill, courtesy of The Plantation on Crystal River

To learn more about mermaid swim courses or The Mertailor, visit our blog:


Plantation on Crystal River.

The Mertailor's

Crystal River Watersports


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