What’s one of the most often asked question we receive?
“How can I be a mermaid?”
The Silverton mermaids — the mythical creatures that swim in our aquarium — have definitely put our resort on the map. And why not? Legend has it that spotting a mermaid would bring good luck to sailors. We hear it also works for gamblers in our casino.
But how can a guest join the ranks of these amazing creatures?
As of this week, you now have an opportunity to put on some fins and become a mermaid yourself… for at least a morning!
The new Mermaid School for Adults (for ages 19 and older) and Mermaid School for Teens (for ages 13-18) gives you that opportunity. These two new classes join Mermaid School for Kids (for ages 7-12), a program we launched in 2019.
Las Vegas Mermaid School
As part of the magical 90-minute Las Vegas Mermaid School experience, fans are transformed into a famed Silverton mermaid and swim in the casino’s 117,000-gallon aquarium, along with thousands of tropical fish and rays.
Each session includes:
A mermaid “warm up” class
A Mermaid School photo op
A mermaid swim in the aquarium with a tail (sizes available up to XXXL)
A behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium and the sea life that lives within it
A voucher for a free post-class mimosa at a casino bar (for participants age 21+)
A voucher for a free post-class scoop of gelato at Sundance Grill (for participants ages 19 or 20)
A voucher for 15 percent discount on breakfast or brunch at Sundance Grill
And, of course, the experience of a lifetime.
All equipment, including goggles, is provided. Participants need only bring a swimsuit or towel. Reservations must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. There is a minimum of two participants per class and a maximum of four. Note: this program is intended for participants who are strong swimmers. This is not a scuba program. Mermaid tails are available up to size XXXL.
Did you know? Wearing fins and tails to swim is considered the actual sport of mermaiding? True story! Casino.org wrote an article about it.