Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Mermaid Soleil is a traveling mermaid, and will travel anywhere in the world. Contact Mermaid Soleil for a travel fee quote.
CAN MERMAIDS WALK IN THEIR TAIL?
Mermaids cannot walk in their tail. Mermaids have a helper, a Merwrangler, to come and move them when on land.
CAN THE MERMAIDS SWIM?
Mermaid Soleil loves to swim. It is her natural element, where she is most at home. All the mermaids in our pod swim and would be honored to visit your local waters!
CAN MERMAIDS BREATHE UNDERWATER?
No. Mermaids are a member of the cetacean family. They are closer to dolphins and whales than fish. They are an air-breathing mammal. However, we can hold our breath for a very long time.
HOW DO MERMAIDS TALK?
Because Mermaid Soleil spends so much time among humans, she has learned to speak English fluently, and a little French. However, mermaids communicate with a sort of song, hum, or click to talk to each other and other animals when underwater.
I DON’T HAVE A POOL OR TANK. CAN MERMAID SOLEIL COME TO MY EVENT?
Yes! Mermaid Soleil is available for a wide variety of events, wet or dry! Please click on Services for more information.
MY CHILDREN LOVE MERFOLK. WHERE CAN I BUY THEM A TAIL?
Many tail makers provide SAFE starter tails for guppies! Mermaid Soleil endorses Mertailor tails made in Crystal River, Florida, USA. To order a child-appropriate tail, visit www.themertailor.com and use code SOLEIL10 for your 10% discount at checkout! There are tails for adults too! You are never to old to live your dream! Not ready for a tail yet? Check out their active wear and swimwear to show some mermaid spirit!
HOW HEAVY ARE MERMAID TAILS?
The tails vary in weight according to what they are made of, fabric, partial silicone, or full silicone. A fabric tail weighs about 3lbs, the partial silicone weight is approximately 20lbs, and the full silicone weighs more than 50lbs!
WHAT SHOULD I HIRE A MERMAID FOR?
Hire a mermaid to add a bit of magic to your event. Mermaids provide fun educational awareness on our waters needs, and/or entertainment as living decor. We would love to hear your ideas and see what we can create! Mermaid Soleil, and pod, are available for special events, surprise beach sightings, treasure hunts, birthday parties, marriage proposals, weddings, festivals, fairs, at aquariums, hotels, on cruise lines, for business promotion, advertising projects, as promotional models, live decor, underwater models, we even do mermaid yoga, charity events, kids events, meet n’ greets, photo shoots, and more! On land and in the water! What can you imagine? Contact us!
COMMON QUESTIONS THAT KIDS ASK?
Where do you live? I am a traveling mermaid, and have lived all over the world. From the Great Lakes of Michigan, to the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii, and many years in France and the Mediterranean Sea. I have even spent time in the Atlantic Ocean of England and Portugal! I dream to swim the seven seas!
What do you eat? I love to eat fruit like coconuts, mangoes, bananas and pineapple, but I also eat seaweed and sea algae to get my greens. Sometimes I eat a little fish or shrimp for protein.
Are you a real mermaid? I am. I am truly a mermaid at heart and in my soul. The waters are my home and happy place. I am a guardian for the oceans, lakes, rivers, and all that call it home. Being a mermaid means to take care and protect the waters and that is my mission and passion.
Can I become a mermaid too? You can! You have to promise to protect the waters. To live with an awareness of how humans effects our world, seek ways to live in harmony with nature, be kind and teach others. Help save our waterways. Be cautious of plastic use, pollution like pesticides, and clean up after yourself and others. As some would wisely say, “Don’t trash where you splash!” or simply “Keep the beach clean!”. Most important of all, you have to love the waters with all your heart, and all that you are! Live the mermaid life!