The Sail of a Lifetime - March 8, 2015!

Sheroes Entertainment LLC and Ocean Institute Present: Facts & Fintasea - a New Mermaid, Pirate, and Tallship Sailing Adventure

By: Sheroes Entertainment LLC

February 8, 2015

Dana Point, CA - How are humans impacting our friends in the sea? Find out when Catalina Mermaid shares facts about her ocean friends and ways you can help protect not only the whales, but all of the animals in the ocean. During the mermaid pre-show on the iconic tallship Pilgrim followed by on-board sail on the majestic tallship, the Spirit of Dana Point, guests will learn about man’s ever changing connection with the sea and its mysterious creatures.

Mermaid pre-show guests will have the ability to enjoy a coastal educational character show, meet and touch live tide pool animals, take photographs with the mermaid and pirate, and meet both characters before boarding the Spirit of Dana Point for a whale watching excursion in the open ocean.

Event Information

WHAT: Facts and Fintasea Mermaid Pre-Show and Tallship Sail

WHERE: Ocean Institute,  24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629

WHEN: March 8, 2015, pre-sail mermaid, pirate, and tide-pool animal show from 12:15PM-1PM on The Pilgrim followed by tallship whale watching adventure sail on board the Spirit of Dana Point from 1-3:30PM.

TICKETS: Please visit to reserve tickets online or call Ocean Institute at (949) 496-2274. Children's tickets are available for $21 (members) / $23 (non-members) and adult tickets are available at $36 (members) / $40 (non-members).

About Sheroes Entertainment LLC

Sheroes Entertainment LLC is a female-lead small business based in Los Angeles, California that specializes in immerse, empowering, entertainment for children and families. Famous for its realistic swimming mermaids characters and proclaimed one of "the most unique and amazing" party providers in Los Angeles, Sheroes Entertainment LLC has been featured at Paris Fashion Week, on MTV, on VH1, in Angeleno Magazine, in The Ventura County Star, and many more.

Sheroes Entertainment LLC's mission is to inspire learning and the belief that anything is possible through the celebration of imagination.

Sheroes Entertainment LLC's website is .

About Ocean Institute

Ocean Institute is an educational facility specializing in innovative marine and social science programs. The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 115,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs.

To learn oceanography and science, students voyage onto the ocean to feel and taste the salty sea spray, sort through live specimens, sea creatures, and deep sea fish, observe migrating whales and collect scientific data.

To learn maritime history and literature, students spend an entire night aboard the brig Pilgrim - each student hauling lines, hoisting sails, standing night watch and swabbing decks. This year, the Ocean Institute celebrates its 30th year as host of the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival, the largest annual gathering of tallships on the West Coast.

Ocean Institute's Website is:

What is a Tallship?

A tallship is a large traditionally rigged sailing vessel. Popular modern tall ship rigs include topsail schooners, brigantines, brigs, and barques.

The Ocean Institute maintains two tall ships, the brig, Pilgrim, and the Spirit of Dana Point, an accurate replica of a 1770's privateer used during the American Revolution.

Please click here for an educational one sheet on The Pilgrim

Please click here for an educational one sheet on The Spirit of Dana Point

Who is Catalina Mermaid?

Catalina Mermaid is an original native California eco-education character developed and owned by Sheroes Entertainment LLC that is used in live performance and film appearances for children's and family entertainment. Catalina is a "100% Genuine California Mermaid" (of the Goldenstate Yellowtail breed) that is rumored to live under the iconic Avalon Casino Building on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. Catalina enjoys helping her friends at the Department of Fish and Wildlife and in encouraging children and families to discover and responsibly enjoy the Pacific Ocean.

For a full biography and description of Catalina Mermaid please visit


To learn more about Catalina Mermaid, mermaid image usage, and the mermaid pre-show please contact:

  • Virginia Hankins
    • Media Relations, Sheroes Entertainment LLC
    • Office: (805) 328-4911

To learn more about Ocean Institute, its ships, ship photograph usage, media passes, and the whale watching portion of this adventure please contact:

  • Katie Markisz
    • Public Programs Manager, Ocean Institute
    • Office- (949) 496-2274 X 367

Mermaid Photograph (c) Brenda Stumpf Photography

Pirate Photograph (c) Sheroes Entertainment LLC

Ship Photographs Courtesy of Ocean Institute