Mermaid School

Calling All Sirens

We’re looking for mermaid instructors! If you are a certified lifeguard and have always wanted to teach mermaid swim lessons – complete an application at our employment page.

Employment Information

Currently Unavailable

Our mermaids swam south for the winter! However, we can still teach you and your child to fly like a bird with our hang gliding classes. Call 877-FLY-THIS if you have any questions about other activities that may be available.

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Call 1-877-359-8447 to Reserve over the phone.




1 hour

Duck, NC
Kitty Hawk, NC

Calling all Mermaids! Now you can learn to swim just like a mermaid with Kitty Hawk Kites. Check out the newest addition to recreational fun with Kitty Hawk Kites and it’s brand new Mermaid Academy!

Outer Banks Mermaid School

Look and you’ll see, now you can be part of that world! The Merfolk world, that is. With the new Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School, you will learn how to master different mermaid swimming techniques in a beautiful Fin Fun Mermaid Tail!

Our mermaid swimming lessons last 1 hour and include learning how to put on, take off, and take care of your mermaid tail. As a mermaid or merman, you will learn to develop a fluid dolphin kick motion and be propelled through the water with grace. After mastering your mermaid swimming, you will play games and have competitions with your classmates. It’s sure to be a splash!

* Students should arrive 15 minutes early for a clothing change and tail sizing

Our Instructors:
Our mermaid swimming instructors are all lifeguard certified with a background in swimming to teach you or your child how to use a mermaid tail effectively and safely.
* 4-to-1 Student/Instructor ratio


Students are required to be competent swimmers prior to taking a mermaid lesson and MUST be able to pass a Mermaid Swimming Skills Test prior to the start of the lesson.

Minimum age of 7 years old to participate in the class. Participants are asked to please bring swim suit, goggles, towel, and change of clothes.

We have a limited number of tail sizes for our lessons and want to make sure that our students are fitted properly for their lesson. Please be sure to look at the sizing chart BEFORE booking!

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