Dying to know what's going on at Mertailor! Well, here's a quick look inside the NEW Mertailor world! Well, some of it anyway!
As many of you know, Mertailor has moved into a new location. As the mermaid swims, it's only about 3 miles downstream from our previous location.
This relocation is VERY exciting for so many reasons. Our production departments now have the extra space needed to operate and grow so we can continue to bring you new and amazing mermaid merchandise. But most excitingly, we are preparing to launch Mertailor's new "Mermaid Aquarium Encounter" which we hope to open in Fall, 2020! Not only will you be able to browse our new gift shop, but you also will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world in a a way as never before. As you cross the threshold into the Encounter you will enter a tropical rain forest and visit our rescued macaws and parrots. As you continue your journey towards the Bay you will be have the opportunity to interact with some of natures most amazing sea creatures such as the Atlantic Stingray, sea stars, horseshoe crabs and more. You will finish your journey in front of our 13,000 gallon Caribbean Saltwater Aquarium where you might even see a mermaid or two! If you want to go deeper, you can put on a snorkel and some fins to enjoy a cool dip and swim among the many tropical reef fish in this featured exhibit.
Mertailor was founded in 2003 by Eric Ducharme, who was mesmerized and inspired by mermaids and the underwater world since he was 3 years old. Not only was it his dream to become a mermaid tail maker, his first ambition was to become an underwater performer. That dream came true back in the early 2000's when Eric donned a set of fins and became an underwater performer at the world famous, Weeki Wachee Springs. Because Eric decided to move onto other adventures and pursue his career in tail-making, his ambitions in underwater performance were put on hold. However that never stopped him from planning on living that dream again--one day, this day!
So without further ado, we are excited to introduce to you, a look into Eric's vision. It is our hope that you, your friends, family, and loved ones will also enjoy visiting with us and participating with Mertailor in Eric's continuing journey for many years to come. With the world being turned upside down, we are trying to make the best of it and bring some joy to our community!
We had the honor of working with Paola Alvarez Roque, Founder of Dimensions Studio, who did an over the top job turning our vision into a virtual reality, which assisted us tremendously in the creation of Mertailor's "Mermaid Aquarium Encounter". You can visit them at www.dimstudiopr.com or check out their Instagram @Dimstudiopr
We can't wait for you to immerse yourself in Mertailor's new world!