Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book/Reserve a Mermaid?
We like to make sure that booking is worry-free and simple. To begin the booking process, simply begin by telling us about the type of event you would need entertainment for. We can provide services for all different types of events and celebrations and we will personally match your package for you based on time duration and level of services needed.
What happens After Booking?
Once you are completely satisfied with your celebration package we will usually ask for a partial deposit to be made in order to secure your event date and time slot. You can also pay for the event in full if you would like, however it is not mandatory. Once the deposit has been paid, you should receive an email with a confirmation on your slot including date, time and package details just to make sure we got everything correct. If you paid the deposit for the event, we will collect the rest of the deposit after the event is complete.
How does the Mermaid Come?
Depending on the time provided, our mermaid will usually arrive about 30 minutes to an hour early to make sure everything is set up and ready. We recommend either having her arrive before the guests so she can swim around to greet them as they enter, or supplying an area so our mermaid can prepare herself. Our mermaid will almost always arrive with an assistant, not just for safety reasons but to also to help supply an efficient and smooth performance throughout.
For pool parties, our assistants are also lifeguard certified. However, if you are expecting a larger group of children we actually recommend booking more than one mermaid or one of our land characters to help entertain.
Can mermaids/Performers accept Gratuity?
Absolutely! Our performers really appreciate any tips or gratuity for a job well done. We also truly appreciate hearing what you thought of our performance as well.
Your Packages are expensive! Do you offer Budget friendly options?
Currently, we offer two levels in regard to our pricing and packages. Most of the packages we provide are priced based on distance, time as well as tail level. For a more budget-friendly option, we usually recommend booking our mermaid in her fabric mermaid tail. Though not as realistic as the tail she usually wears, it provides a wonderful alternative to those looking to hire a mermaid that meets a certain budget.
We try our utmost to keep our quality consistent! Most of our costumes are made in-house as well as sourced by local makers and designers from around the United States. When asking for booking information, be sure to mention that you are looking for a budget-friendly option.
What if Children do Not Believe that the Mermaid is Real?
We do our utmost to preserve the magic for both children and adults, however, there are certain cases where guests will usually try to heckle our performers to break character. We ask for full disclosure at all of our events and ask that clients never refer to any of our performers by name. If children begin heckling any of our performers, we kindly ask parents to intervene and let children know to use their imagination.
If the heckling persists, we have the full authority to leave mid-event and end the services. Our staff will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment by any guest young or old. If intentional harm is brought upon the mermaid or any of our performers you will be liable for damage fees.
I want to book a mermaid in a public Pool! Is that possible?
We can provide mermaid entertainment for every kind of facility. However public pools can be a bit of a touchy subject due to a rather increased ban on the use of swimmable mermaid tails in certain public pools or fitness centers. If you are planning on booking a mermaid to perform in a public pool setting, be sure to contact the facility beforehand to make sure that mermaid tails are allowed in their establishment. However, we are more than happy to provide entertainment for any public pool setting.
What type of Events Can A Mermaid Service?
Anything and everything! Nymphia would be more than happy to provide entertainment for any sort of event. We can do any type of public or private event including.
Birthday Parties (Child or Adult)
Corporate Parties & Functions
Bachelor (rette) Parties
Non-Profit Organizations & Conservation Events
Renaissance/ Maritime/ Pirate & Street Faires
Pool/ Beach Parties & Nightlife
Cruise Ship Events
Aquarium Visits (*our mermaid is Open Water Certified)
The world is your oyster. If there is an event that you don't see listed up above in the bulletin, feel free to inquire us for a free quote. We can accommodate any sort of event.
Which Locations do you Serve?
We definitely have swum around a majority of the California coastline. We are based within the Bay Area so our major areas of interest include:
San Jose & Milpitas
Dublin & Pleasanton
Half Moon Bay
However, we have also serviced Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Oceanside, and San Diego as well. If you happen to be outside of these particular areas, there may be a travel fee included with your quote. We'll make sure to let you know beforehand so it doesn't come as a surprise.
Can the tails be rented out For Photoshoots?
Our silicone and fabric tails are quite gorgeous and are definitely a showstopper, however, we don't allow any rentals on our tails for two reasons: First, the tails are custom sized to fit our mermaid only and are likely not going to fit any other body size. Second, the tails are durable but we can't predict what will happen in any project. Silicone is durable but it is not indestructible. Tails can break or wear when exposed to extreme stress and we don't want any of our costumes passed on to anyone who is inexperienced with handling silicone or prosthetics. Fabric tails can be prone to damage as well, rips, snares, and tears are never fun and can be COSTLY to replace. So, to summarize it all, no.