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May 31, 2024

Mermaid of Hilton Head Dives Into a New Chapter

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One of the most anticipated features of the new store is the inclusion of a dedicated photography studio.

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Mermaid of Hilton Head, a local business known for its enchanting Mermaid Encounter boat tours and Turn Into a Mermaid experiences, has opened a store in Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton. The new location will not only provide an expanded shopping experience but also serve as a hub for engaging community events, making a splash in the local scene.

Mermaid of Hilton Head store front at Tanger 2 (next to H & M)

The new Mermaid of Hilton Head store, located near the H&M store, boasts an array of offerings to captivate visitors of all ages. From clothing and toys to books and home goods inspired by the magical world of mermaids and the ocean, the store is a treasure trove for those seeking unique and whimsical items.

One of the highlights of the new store is an indoor play area and ocean educational exhibits, providing an immersive experience for children and families. Mermaid of Hilton Head aims to create a space where learning and play come together, fostering a sense of wonder and exploration for their customers.

Dive into fun and imagination at the nautical-themed indoor play area, where every day is a seaside adventure

With the expanded location, Mermaid of Hilton Head will host a series of exciting community events throughout the year, including movie nights, story time sessions, and craft events. These activities aim to bring the local community together in a fun and engaging environment, creating lasting memories for families and friends.

One of the most anticipated features of the new store is the inclusion of a dedicated photography studio. Visitors can transform into mermaids through the Turn into a Mermaid Experience and participate in enchanting photoshoots, creating magical keepsakes to cherish.

Follow @mermaidofhiltonhead on social media to learn about events such as book signings, presentations, and crafting (for adults) as well as youth-focused events and crafts, movie nights, birthday parties, and more.

“We are thrilled to embark on this new adventure with our larger store in Tanger 2 Outlets,” said Nina Leipold, co-founder of Mermaid of Hilton Head. “Our goal is not only to offer a unique shopping experience but to become a vibrant hub for the community. We want our store to be a place where families – both locals and tourists – can come together, have fun, learn about the ocean, and create lasting memories.”

As this expansion takes place, this will be the final year of the Mermaid Encounter Boat Tours. Mermaid Nina is planning to retire to shift her focus onto bigger ocean conservation projects in the future. Be sure to book soon to save your spot so you can experience the magic of one final season of a wild mermaid encounter.

Turn into a mermaid or a pirate at the new indoor beach during a magical photography session that will create lasting memories.

Mermaid of Hilton Head is a whimsical and magical company that focuses on fun and educational experiences. The company offers Mermaid Encounter Tours, Sunset and Dolphin Cruises, Turn into a Mermaid Experience and Photoshoot, unique merchandise, and community events for families and visitors. With a commitment to creating enchanting memories, Mermaid of Hilton Head invites all to dive into the magic of the underwater world. 

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