SEPTEMBER 17-21, 2014
The Mermaids-By-The-Sea Gathering was established to provide a beautiful, comfortable and secure place for mermaids to gather together and be mermaids. It is an annual event set up for mermaids to meet, greet and make new "mer-friends" in a gorgeous tropical setting.

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has all of the best elements to make a mermaid feel right at home. It is a small town retaining the old Florida style with low-rise buildings set along quaint and charming streets. Its lovely beachfront hotels, such as the world-class Windjammer Resort, allow guests to walk straight out of their rooms onto the pool/beach level, which is ideal for mermaid entrance and egress.

The beautiful beaches of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea are some of the best in Florida; while the town has plenty of areas to sit oceanside in "full tails" permitting mermaids to feel totally at home in a relaxed and comfortable seaside setting at or very near their natural habitat.

The absolute best reason for a mermaid gathering here in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is that we have a living coral reef just 100 yards off the beach so any mermaid can easily swim out to our reef and absorb the ocean's energy and mingle with its inhabitants.

On the reef there exists the only Biorock reef building project in the United States so you can see and feel the healing of Mother Ocean. Come, be part of something beautiful. Join your fellow mermaid sisters, and enjoy a lovely time in a pretty place. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida...

Relax, mermaids, you're here.

There will also be an underwater "in tails" wedding ceremony between a handsome diver and Mermaid Queen Barbara Wynns at 11:11 AM on Friday the 19th with a large mermaid wedding party in attendance. You really need to be a part of this ceremony, as we will attempt to record the most people in attendance at an underwater wedding ceremony. If all goes as planned, we will set a new world record for the most mermaids in tails submerged in saltwater at the same time. Yes, mermaids, this is big! Be there!

This year will be a very special gathering, where you can be part of a history-making event where Allen "The Grouper" Sherrod returns to our reef to reclaim his world record for the longest open saltwater SCUBA dive he originally set here in 2011.

The Grouper will attempt a new world record on our reef of 55 hours underwater! Come cheer him on and be seen across the globe!

The Grouper's underwater record attempt will be broadcast from his location on our reef 24/7 over the internet so millions of people around the world can watch and be a part of this amazing record-breaking event. We want you here with your fellow mermaids to cheer him on and have the world see you swim on our beautiful reef.

Adding to the undersea excitement, is the attendance this year of Eric Ducharme "The Mertailor" and acclaimed author Carolyn Turgeon.

When Eric Ducharme was just 16 years old he performed as the prince in Weeki Wachee Springs Little Mermaid show. Now 22, he's made realistic, hand-painted custom mermaid tails for a range of clients as diverse as Lady Gaga, RuPaul's Drag Race contestants, Target, and Saturday Night Live.

Carolyn's books, based on classic fairy tales, have been read by millions worldwide. Her work on the book "Mermaid" opened the door to the world of mermaids and Carolyn attended Mermaid Camp at Weeki Wachee Springs to become a mermaid. Carolyn's popular blog I Am A Mermaid is an online diary of mermaid activities and events.

International award-winning photographer Andreas Franke will attend this year's event to present his exhibit of magical undersea art from The Sinking World of Andreas Franke to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea. His amazing underwater art projects garnered worldwide attention and continue to enthrall audiences with every showing. In a show of solidarity and love for all creatures of the deep, Andreas will present his original artworks created underwater at the USCG Cutter Mohawk Artificial Reef off Sanibel Island and from the USS Vandenberg off Key West. This exhibit adds significantly to our mermaids event, bringing even greater international attention to all who attend.

This year's Mermaids-By-The-Sea Gathering promises to be a truly exciting event with fun for all; and the World Record dive will attract international attention. For additional event information and to obtain special discounts on oceanfront lodging, please call the Windjammer Resort in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea at 954-776-4232

Windjammer is proud to be the host hotel for this underwater world record attempt
by Allen "The Grouper" Sherrod with appearances by Eric "The Mertailor" and
legendary author Carolyn Turgeon. We're offering the following fantastic
oceanfront stay packages during the week for all mermaids and mermen.

5 Night Stay - 20% Off
4 Night Stay 15% Off
3 Night Stay 10% Off

Call 954-776-4232 and ask for the Mermaid Package!
This special must be reserved over the telephone.

*Price based on lowest priced ocean view studio unit. Other units or larger units will be more. 11% tax not included. Payment in full required to reserve. Three night minimum stay required. Sorry, NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.

4244 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida 33308 | 954-776-4232 |