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10 Enchanting Water Activities for Little Mermaids

Make a splash into the waters of The Palm Beaches and discover 10 fun water experiences for girls—Inspired by The Little Mermaid movie.

With a picturesque coastline and vibrant marine ecosystem, The Palm Beaches offer a unique collection of water adventures that will captivate young girls and parents alike. Inspired by the new live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, these experiences immerse girls in a world reminiscent of Ariel’s underwater realm. From interacting with dolphins to snorkeling in colorful coral reefs, Palm Beach County provides an enchanting setting for little girls to live out their mermaid dreams. Make a splash into ten unforgettable water experiences your little mermaid would fall in love with!

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1. Discover the Wonders of Snorkeling at Blue Heron Bridge

Blue Heron Bridge, located inside Phil Foster Park between Riviera Beach and Singer Island, is one of the best snorkeling and shore-diving spots in South Florida. It is home to an underwater snorkeling trail that unveils a world of marine beauty. Equipped with snorkel gear, girls can swim amidst vibrant schools of fish in crystal-clear waters.

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2. Interact with Dolphins with Palm Beach Dolphin Tours

Palm Beach Dolphin Tours offers a unique opportunity to meet with dolphins and learn about the abundant marine life native to The Palm Beaches. During the tours, your little girls can learn about these intelligent creatures—an unforgettable experience that fosters a sense of awe and respect for marine life. Palm Beach Dolphin Tours offers morning, mid-day, and sunset tours, which may depart from Jupiter, Singer Island, or West Palm Beach locations.

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3. Take a Trip to Peanut Island

Embark on a shuttle boat and head to Peanut Island, a tropical park situated in the Intracoastal Waterway where girls can swim in crystal-clear waters and observe a variety of marine species. Peanut Island also offers opportunities for boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Renting a kayak or paddleboard allows visitors to venture around the island and explore its picturesque shoreline, mangrove forests, and secluded coves.

Courtesy of Live Free Diving

4. Explore the Manatee Lagoon

Visit the Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach to witness Florida’s gentle giants. Girls can observe manatees in their natural habitat, and learn about their behavior and conservation efforts through interactive exhibits and educational programs that promote environmental awareness.

5. Embark on a Sea Turtle Conservation Tour

Palm Beach County is renowned for its nesting sea turtles. Visit Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, a sea turtle research, rehabilitation, education, and conservation center where girls can learn more about sea turtle conservation efforts undertaken to protect these endangered species. The center offers guided tours, story time, and art classes for kids and more.

Come face-to-face with sea turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center​

6. Dive into a World of Wonder at the Cox Science Center and Aquarium

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium offers an immersive experience where girls can explore interactive exhibits and discover the wonders of marine life. The Science Center’s 10,000-gallon Aquariums of the Atlantic house some of Florida’s most beautiful native fish such as Queen Angels, Spadefish, Moray Eels, Stingrays, and seahorses as well as a few fish that have invaded Florida’s coasts.

From touching stingrays to marveling at mesmerizing jellyfish displays, this educational journey inspires a passion for science and marine biology.

Courtesy of the Cox Science Center and Aquarium

7. Join a Surf Course

Learning to surf is a fun way to get out into the ocean and enjoy a memorable experience with your little girl. Visit Palm Beach offers surf courses for any age and level in Palm Beach or Jupiter. Their surf lessons include all necessary equipment and have a maximum capacity of three people. Click here to learn more.

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8. Have Fun at Rapids Water Park

Enjoy a day of water-filled fun at Rapids Water Park. Located in Riviera Beach, this water park is a thrilling oasis that promises a day of excitement and laughter for both girls and their families. The expansive water park boasts an array of exhilarating rides and attractions, as well as a host of amenities such as cabanas, food outlets, and shaded areas.

9. Plan a Beach Day at Dubois Park

Situated on the southern edge of the Jupiter inlet, Dubois Park is an enchanting tropical paradise lined with palm trees and protected waters. A man-made barrier of natural rock and concrete shelters a pool of water, perfect for mermaids of all ages who want to splash into the shimmering waters. Parents will appreciate how easy it is to keep track of little ones!

10. Join a PADI Mermaid Course at The Hilton West Palm Beach

The Hilton West Palm Beach periodically offers PADI Mermaid courses to let little girls experience the whimsy and wonder of mermaiding. During this immersive two-hour PADI Basic Mermaid course, girls will learn how to swim in a mermaid tail while having fun in the sun and enjoying the beautiful Hilton West Palm Beach pool. Through this one-of-a-kind experience, girls will unlock new skills and gain confidence in the water with fun exercises and safety skills and end the day with mermaid photos! This experience includes the use of a mermaid tail, monofin, mask, and snorkel. PADI basic mermaid certification is issued if the course is successfully completed (available for ages 10 and older). The course is taught by Vero Beach Mermaid. Click here to see when the course will be offered in West Palm Beach.

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