The Seminole Indians named the spring “Weeki Wachee” which means “little spring” or “winding river”. In 1946, Newton Perry, a former U.S. Navy man who trained Navy Frogmen to swim underwater in World War II, scouted out Weeki Wachee as a good site for a new business. Perry hired pretty girls (mermaids) and trained them to perform synchronized ballet moves underwater while breathing through air hoses hidden in the scenery. The first show opened on October 13, 1947.
In addition to the Mermaid Show, you can experience the animal encounter where you’ll get a first hand look at some of Florida’s native wildlife including alligators and snakes. Plus, take a ride down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River on the riverboat cruise. Learn about the river and Florida’s wilderness while viewing a variety of wildlife in their natural setting.
A cold buffet of roast beef, baked ham, turkey and assorted cheeses, along with rolls, salads, coffee, iced tea and/or water will be served at lunch.
For pricing and reservations, please 407-855-9732 or email us.