Availability: 7 Days & Year Round!
Currently Booking- Jan - October 2019
Mermaid Lanai is the Original Mermaid Performer of New York City, NY. With almost a decade (8 years) of experience specializing in all types of events from public meetups, to high-end events, With her Realistic kid-friendly silicone tail, Lanai performs year-round for Parties and events, from interviews, meet and greets & more! Providing fun both land or in water for all ages (and special needs). Whether just a little extra special for a party or a huge splash. Lanai is Experienced, Contracted, Insured & CPR certified. Working both in and out of the water year-round for all projects and events.
Lanai appeared at our super special event being held in a hotel in Times Square. From the moment we spoke, she was kind-hearted and sweet. When she came, she briefed us on what she planned to do and even asked for suggestions that she can incorporate to her meet and greet to make it more fun for the kids. We had other entertainers there which she interacted with as well, playfully chatting with them and encouraging the kids to play with them as well. Lanai made sure she talked with each child and their parents too, she took photos with them, and didn't mind staying just a little later than expected. She handled a few of our "special" kids with smiles and gentle words, and hugs if they asked her for one. She even stood in character until the last kid left the event. Truly handled everything professionally and even thanked us for having her there. We look forward to our future events, we will definitely hire her again soon!!
When the "Ariel" we hired didn't show up, my husband called Lana'i hoping she'd have the opening and luckily she did..
We delayed the party an hour for mermaid to show up and she came quickly, swam with and entertained the kids. Even shared a story from a book she had and took lots of photos with the kids too.
She is truly one of the nicest person (merperson?)we have met. I plan to hire her again with more notice of course :) .
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
Mildred, like I said before, it is no problem. I'm glad I could make your daughter Natalia's day special. I'm pretty sure she's going to be excited to see me at the mermaid parade too. Take care
I can't even begin to explain how amazing Lanai is, she was amazing and quick to answer the kid's questions, She has the look of a true mermaid and sweet as candy, even when the boys were a bit rowdy (which again I apologize for) She took it in stride and even encouraged them to make up a game which everyone could play together. Watching her swim with the kids was so nice to see. She even booked with us 2 days before the party. (which is amazing!!!) She's truly worth hiring. We will be booking again soon. Thank you, Lanai and Mertender Milton.
Lanai and her Mertender are a great team, They helped us alot when it came to trying to figure out set up at our daughter's small party. Lanai was quite enchanting when it came to appearing and interacting. Her tail is pretty real. Ashlee just loved playing swimming and interacting with her "Mermaid friend" and she cherishes the gift "the mermaid gave her." She also loves the book too, she reads it to her friends now.
Her Mertender/husband is very helpful, and kept us informed, and went above and beyond to make sure we all had a great day, even stood a little later then expected to make sure we got family photos together with Ashlee.
Thank you so so much Lanai & Mertender, we are truly grateful for the exciting experience.
Looking forward to summer to meet you and your pod at Coney island.
What can I say about this mermaid. She is so sweet and friendly and very adaptable as well because we had to change our dates last minute due to my daughter getting sick. From the moment she got into the water and the kids saw her, it was just nothing but an exciting time. My daughter Angelina loved Lanai so much that she stuck on to her new mermaid friend like an octopus and Lanai didint seem to mind at all. She made time to talk to and swim with each of the kids (15 girls) and gave wishing stones (which lanai taught them how to put their 'wishes' into) Seashells and special sea glass . Mermaid Lanai did a story-time too "The Brave Mermaid" which was also a gift to my daughter, who has me read it to her every night!! Her NEW TAIL is so beautiful and amazing it feels so real! Lanai passes for a real life mermaid. She could really be Ariel's cousin. Overall The kids (and parents) loved Lanai! she is truly a mermaid worth hiring. I will be rehiring her again soon for our end of summer luau.
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
I am truly happy that you enjoyed the party. Thank you so much for being a great host and again i apologize for the LIRR train delay I dont like being late at all, even if it was 5 minutes late. I cant to sea' you again soon.
We hired a mermaid for our daughter's undersea themed party. Right from the start communication was clear with the performer, she arrived early and was quickly in costume. Her tail and overall costume is quite lovely. Her personality is sweet and interactive. The moment she entered the water it was fun from start to finish. Lanai engaged our guests, played, talked and interacted with them. She would take photos with them, and of course even though we got her in the pool late (miscommunication on our part), she still was very understanding about it. The kids and adults loved her playful antics and she made the night so much more special. She even engaged my mother in law who is not normally as talkative with people.Thank you Lanai for a wonderful evening. We will be booking you again soon!
I was reluctant in hiring a mermaid for a Non Pool Party, but Lanai reassured me that she could still make the day magical. And she was right!Mermaid Lanai came to our 6-year old's mermaid birthday party. The girls were so surprised to see her in our backyard on a special mermaid clam chair we had for her! She did a great job including all the little girls in the fun. She was funny, sweet, and very professional. Lanai was also very patient with answering LOTS of questions from 14 4-6-year old girls. Thank you, Lanai, for making it a party our daughter will definitely remember!!
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
Oh Goodness Leah! Thank you so much for the review. I am so happy I could create a special day for Sara and her friends. I had a great time as well. Thank you also for being such a wonderful hostess and being patient considering I didn't quite have my assistant with me. Hope to Sea' you again soon. Hugs & fishes to you and Sara
Was thrilled with the services. Professional, friendly, courteous, on time. Lanai looked like she swam out of the ocean. Amazing quality to her purple tail, it feels "real". She definitely made it all seem like a dream come true for the kids (and I think some adults, too!) They did a great job entertaining the kids. I had a royal tea party and tried to incorporate some "boy" things too but even they were all into Mermaids. Every kid was in awe and so happy. I will definitely be using her again!! Was worth every penny. Helped to free my time up to enjoy my daughter's day.
I was looking to do something special for my daughter , sice we were out of the country for her 5th birthday, I found this page and contacted the mermaid. She was very friendly and accomodating and answered all my questions (especially because i didint have a pool) so she gave us some suggestions of how to go about surprising my daughter, which I thought was a grea idea.
We kept in contact up until the day of the Meet & Greet. She came an hour early to set up for the "mermaid surprise". My daughter was so excited to meet her and asked So many questions, which the mermaid was quick to answer. She gave my daughter this pretty bracelet with shells and a star. She also gave my daughter a special shell (which glows in the dark). I am very happy with her service and so is my daughter.
Because my 5 year old daughter is obsessed with mermaids, we decided to surprise my daughter for her birthday with a real mermaid. From first phone call to meeting before the party, she is very sweet natured and funny as well, she asked a few questions and asked if we had any of our own as well as any last minute requests. Kylie got the shock of her life when the assistants hauled Lanai (who was known as Ariel for a bit, sorry Lanai!) out to the pool. The kids loved her and the parents did too, she takes time to answer questions and speak to the kids either together or as a whole and she doesn't leave any one out, even if she's speaking to a bunch of kids.
The sweetest thing was when some of the parents got involved in some of the games, and after her time was up Lanai came poolside and out of the water to take photos with the kids & parents as well. My little girl is so happy she loves the bracelet Lanai gave her as a special gift she wears it every day!!! I highly Recommend her mermaid services. Thanks Lanai!! I hope to see you again soon.!
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
Aww I am so glad she was happy about seeing me, I try my very best to make sure everyone has a "whale" of a time. Thanks for posting the review. We definitely have to chat again for that future event you are planning. :D
While at work my friend, who is also my co-worker told me that his wife has been doing mermaid character appearances. Since my daughter is crazy about that h20 show, I contacted Rose or rather "Mermaid Lanai" to set up a mermaid meet and greet in our above ground pool. 'Lanai' and i worked together to figure out how to surprise Lindsey. My wife brought Lindsey home from school and said she recieved a special wishing stone from someone in the mail. We told my daughter to Make a mermaid wish and throw the stone into the pool.
Once the Stone fell into the pool, Mermaid Lanai swam up thrashing her tail and splashing around before diving down again, she swam up to meet Lindsey who was at this time jumping and squealing " A MERMAID!!" as loud as she could from excitement. Lanai talked with her and let Lindsey touch her tail and fins to show her how 'real' they were. The whole experience was so magical for us and our daughter. Thank you so much Lanai for helping set this up for our daughter. Lindsey still sleeps with the shell necklace you gave her.
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
Mark, I am so glad you spoke to my hubby about me. Lindsey was a doll and so excited, which had me excited too. Im just happy i made her day. I'll be in Coney Island in July with a few merfriends if you want to bring lindsey over to meet me again :)
My friend was having a Halloween party, were I saw Mermaid Lanai. My Niece Anna went crazy seeing a 'real live mermaid' at the party (in an inflatable pool none the less) Her engaging interactions with the children were delightfully charming and some of the adult guests were amazed by how realistic her tail was. She has a sweet personality; my niece didn’t want to leave her side. My niece would not stop talking about seeing a real mermaid. I will definitely be hiring her for Anna's upcoming birthday.
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
I remember that Party, I froze my tail but it was so much fun! thank goodness Sam changed the date or i would have been swimming around for that Hurricane. Remember its 2 weeks minimum to book me so book soon before i get booked up for the summer.
I hired Mermaid Lanai for my 5 year old daughters princess and pirates party, Right from the beginning she was very friendly and professional, her phone/email communication was clear and quick, we spoke details before she sent me a contract to confirm all services and details. She came early and assisted us with some pre-party decorating. Her assistant was her brother who was sweet. Right from the moment the kids saw her they fell in love, asking questions and swimming with her and touching her tail, they also did a treasure hunt too. she gave them little prizes and told them stories about her ocean friends. She even crowned my little princess. Brianna was so happy, The kids & guests loved her playful personality and her brother was awesome teaching the boys about acting like a pirate! Both were professional and so much fun, I might hire her again for Brianna's 7th. I have to say how amazing her new tail is, even the guests were amazed.
Response from NewYorkMermaid:
Im so happy you enjoyed the party, I hope to see Brianna again :)
Price Range: $150 and Up (Depending on Hours & Location)
Gig Length: 60 - 480 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $5,000,000 - Each Occurrence: $3,000,000 (bodily injury & property damage to others) Damage to Rented Premises: $300,000 (to rented premises) Personal & Advertising Injury: $3,000,000 (hurting someone's feelings) General Aggregate: $5,000,000 (the most the policy will pay out during the policy year) Products – Completed Op. Agg.: $5,000,000 (the most the policy will pay out during the policy year) Medical Expenses: $5,000 (emergency medical to others injured by you)
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Mermaid Lanai is Fun, Family friendly and Enchanting. From the stories she tells to the games she plays, she also brings special wishing stones (with special wishing spell) and pirate treasures, as well as brings a smile with her bubbly personality. Having a mermaid at a party or event is a fun and unique addition to any party/event. Even if they are meeting guests or as a Decorative accent to your party/event. Don't you fret about getting photos either, her photographer is right there to catch those special moments for you. Parents are always welcome to join in on the fun as well.
Type of entertainment is custom to meet your party's specifications so if there are any activities you would like to have in your party please don't hesitate to email or even just ask.
Having worked events at many places even an aquarium, she's ready to make a splash anywhere. There is nothing like the look on a child's face when they see a real live mermaid at their party. Either on Land or in Water, Lanai is ready to Surprise the special birthday guest on their very special day. We have hourly packages available.
(Swim With A Mermaid Packages)
SEA-prise Party: This is the bare minimum package, kids come and meet Lanai poolside (indoor or outdoor) and then Jump in to swim with, and play games with Lanai, for kids who can't swim/young kids she'll come over and slide up if she can, if they'd like to pet her tail/fins and talk to her too. Right before she has to leave, she hands out special wishing stones and takes photos too!
Royal Splash Party: This is the package of all packages with games, special treasures, A special gift for the birthday child, mermaid swim rides, special activities and so much more! Lanai will meet poolside for pictures (or in a special area), and then Guests can Join her in the water to play games, and so much more!! Lanai can Twirl/ Spin, Tail Slap, Speed Swim under the water, Give "Mermaid Rides" on her back and occasionally will impress with a back/front-flip or two, she also does an amazing impression of dolphin sounds and can splash water pretty fast (Beware: Any poolside where Lanai is, becomes a splash zone..) So Take the plunge and swim on over for an enchanting experience of a lifetime sure to never be forgotten! This package includes seashell photos and a video as well.
(Dry Party / Special Appearances)
Castaway Party: No Ocean, Pool or Water in sight?? Not a Problem!! Mermaid Lanai can come on land with help from her Mermaid Assistant. She can play on land as well and in water! : Lanai will Meet the birthday child and their guests answer questions, read and/or tell stories, Work on activities and bring her treasure chest with special treasure for the guest(s) of honor. We provide a variety of ways to have guests interact for fun, photo ops and more!
Mermaids Wish Package (Special Appearance): (1 hour Minimum) Do you want to do something special for your child or your special someone who loves mermaids, Whether on Dryland or In water, Lanai can come and meet your prince or princesses and they can swim with, take photos, tell stories, answer questions and bring a special gift too from her undersea garden and a few more surprises too.
(Themed Parties & Ambience )
Whether Day or Night a mermaid in a pool, tank or any body of water is unforgettable. Make your birthday, special event or holiday event a splash! Lanai loves meeting guests, and she will be sure to keep them in awe. Mermaid Lanai will meet poolside for pictures (or in a special area) Making sure to keep your guests smiling and with fun interactions and playful antics which will wow your guests and clients at your next event! Ask about adult parties, trade shows, and upscale events! (But always Family Friendly of course)
Large Scale, Corporate & Private Events: Are you having a large, private or high classed function and need something which will amaze and enchant your guests? A mermaid can be a beautiful living and interactive centerpiece or a small feature at your function. Either in Water or As Décor (On a table in a special chair or any other creative area) She will truly captivate your guests and be one of the biggest highlights at your special event.
Trade shows, Boat shows, Toy & Renn Faires etc: Mermaids are for everyone and are great for entertainment and product demonstrations too. The Swim and interact in a tank or above ground pool or even a special area. If you want to hire a mermaid for a few hours it can start at. (ALL PRICING varies depending on Location and Hours wanted)
Promotional / Marketing and More – Mermaids have this incredible ability to draw in crowds, whether in a tank (dunk or aquarium) or out of the water, customers will flock over to see the mermaid. So if you have a grand opening, a Show or even a big premiere (etc.) Why not hire a Mermaid to entice the crowds and gets public attention?? -Whether on film or in print for a shoot or a project, Lanai has experience working above and below the surface with ease. She is ready to work alongside you to make sure you get what you are looking for. Even if it's acting with legs or in fins. With Lanai’s gorgeous, lifelike tail and her personality, make an amazing and distinctive addition to any type of shoot.
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Possible Mermaid appearances include- but are not limited to:
Pool Parties & Birthdays
Dunk Tank Fun
Family/ Engagement or other shoots
Fundraisers & Charities
Mermaid Wishes for Children
Movies, TV & Film
Corporate & VIP Events
Yacht and Sailboat Events
Kid's Camp Events
Mermaid Photo Booths
And much, much MORE!
Additional Booking Notes
The Mermaid tail is Silicone which is Child safe and Fish friendly. (The tail is medical grade silicone which is made with children and adult allergies in mind). Mermaid Lanai will do what she can to personalize all aspects of her services to appeal to the attending guests and the "Guest of honor"
Please let Lanai know any little things such as Favorite colors and such for her to personalize the birthday child's gift
Past Booked Events
|September 22, 2018–September 23, 2018 • 8:00am - 4:00pm||Mermaids and Makeovers event|
|August 25, 2018–August 26, 2018 • 7:00am - 8:00pm||Private event|
|August 18, 2018 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||Personal Event|
|August 05, 2018 • 12:00pm - 6:00pm||Mermaid Party U|
|August 04, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Mermaid Part K|
|July 23, 2018–July 27, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:00pm||Mermaid event Out Of State|
|July 15, 2018 • 10:30am - 3:00pm||Mermaid Party S|
|July 14, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Mermaid Party NJ|
|June 30, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Mermaid Party A.|
|June 23, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Mermaid Party K.|
|June 16, 2018 • 11:00am - 6:00pm||Mermaid Parade|
|June 13, 2018–June 15, 2018 • 9:00am - 11:10pm||Recording for Documentary|
|May 26, 2018–May 27, 2018 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||Out of town|
|May 09, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Hospital Visit NY Presbaterian|
|April 28, 2018–April 29, 2018 • 1:00pm - 8:15pm||Florida event|
|April 21, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Mermaid Splash Party|
|March 24, 2018–March 26, 2018 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Mermaid show|
|March 03, 2018 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Private event|
|February 25, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||private event|
|February 24, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Meet Lanai National Geographic Encounter|
|February 21, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Meet and greet National Geographic encounter|
|September 15, 2017–September 18, 2017 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||Orlando Florida event|
|September 09, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 27, 2017–August 30, 2017 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||Traveling|
|August 18, 2017–August 26, 2017 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||Special Event|
|August 13, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 05, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party NewHydePark|
|July 27, 2017–July 31, 2017 • 12:00am - 12:00am||Out of State not booking|
|July 16, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 26, 2017–June 30, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00am||blackout dates Private Event|
|June 24, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Mermaid Birthday Party|
|June 17, 2017 • 11:00am - 6:00pm||MermaidParade Appearance|
|June 16, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||reserved|
|June 10, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:05pm||Harleys splash party|
|May 26, 2017–May 30, 2017 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||private event|
Depends on the occasion, whether a meet & greet, birthday party or event. Each performance is custom made even special requests.
|Mermaid Theta||Extra Mermaid (upon request)|
|Mermaid Venilia||Extra Mermaid (upon request)|
Influences & Inspiration
My influences include the Weeki Wachee Mermaids, along with other fellow pro mermaids who have dared to make the impossible a reality on a daily basis. Children and animals also influence me, on how i react and learned to listen differently. Children need alot of attention and also need to be reassured as well as praised for accomplishments even if their minimal. Children have an amazing imagination. So why not make something they imagine a reality for them, by just adding a sprinkle of magic and wishes!
A changing area (usually have a pop up tent by the pool in order to slip in unseen)
Parents are encouraged to be apart of the experience with their children, Cameras and video is allowed
PLEASE NOTE- Unless permission is given, we will NOT post photos publicly.