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Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid, then always be a mermaid!

Citing the most recent public health orders by the State of California and the County of San Diego addressing public gatherings during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Vista’s Wave Waterpark 2020 season is pausing operations indefinitely. When it is safe to gather again, we will be ready to welcome you back and be privileged to serve you, our community. More information is available on our COVID-19 page.


A special mermaid program geared towards ages 5-11. Create special memories by meeting a real mermaid and then exploring what it is like to be a mermaid complete with a tail and monofin for swimming!

$12 per participant


$7 per person upgrade


Individual Class Details

Classes are held on Saturdays
before park hours

Participants will meet at The Wave Shack inside park for class

Participants will receive a certificate
of completion.

2020 Mermaid Class Times

#1 - June 20, 2020



#2 - July 18, 2020



#3 - August 22, 2020



 To reserve your class, please stop by The Wave office or reserve by phone at (760) 940-9283.

Cancellations must be made at least three days in advance to receive your class refund minus a $5 processing fee

Class minimum is 3 participants / Class maximum is 10 participants.  



Mermaid Add On Details

Must be added onto any group or birthday program reservation.

45 minute Mermaid Program hosted during waterpark hours 

Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 10 participants

Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Reserving Your Program

Mermaid programs must be booked 14 days in advance

$50 deposit required at time of booking.

To reserve your program please stop by The Wave office or call (760) 940-9283
to reserve over the phone.

Cancellations must be made at least 3 days in advance to receive your deposit return minus a $5 processing fee


Program Details

  • One of our real mermaids will meet the program participants (approximately 15 minutes) for a show and tell time.
  • Participants will be given a mermaid name and taught about how to be a mermaid.
  • Participants will be put in a mermaid tail and monofin to learn to swim like a mermaid. (Weak swimmers will be provided a lifejacket and lifeguards will be on duty at all times. Tail sizes run from xs (4T) - XL (Youth 12-14). Monofins fit various sizes up to size 8 women's foot.) *Participants do not get to keep the tail or monofin.

Important Information:

No outside food, drinks, coolers, or cakes are permitted inside the park. We are unable to store items for you. There is a grassy area outside the park if you wish to picnic.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your event more memorable or special!