Ask our Mermaid Tail Team

If you have any questions to our tails or mermaiding in general, we hope you will find the answers here. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Mermaid Tail Team via email:

Q: How can I contact the Mermaid Kat Shop UK?

A: Please contact the Mermaid Kat Shop with an email to:

Q: Who can swim in a mermaid tail?

A: Mermaid tails are suitable for experienced swimmers who are at least 8 years old. When using a mermaid tail in the water you must be very confident in the water and should only do mermaiding under supervision or with an experienced buddy. Kids with shoe size smaller than 34 EU may use thick socks for a proper fit in the mermaid mono fin.

Q: Are mermaid tails safe to use in the water?

A: Mermaid tails are no swimming devices and should only been used by strong swimmers who can swim in deep water without any assistance. You should only swim in your mermaid tail with an experienced buddy or under supervision. As your legs are tight together you are in a higher risk of injury as a self-rescue might be more difficult in an emergency situation. Mermaiding is exhausting! Train your way up and get used to your mermaid tail before you use it in open water or deep water swims. We also recommend you to visit a mermaid school that teaches you the proper use of your mermaid tail.

Q: Which mermaid tail is the right one for me?

A: Fabric mermaid tails are great mermaid tails for children, beginners and mermaids/ mermen who travel a lot. They are light, easy to handle and affordable.  Although the silicone mermaid tails are the tails every mermaid and merman dreams of. It looks as realistic as no other mermaid tail. As silicone is neutrally buoyant they is wonderful for swimming. With the weight of 8-15 kg a silicone mermaid tail is not really easy to carry and so it’s not the best mermaid tail to travel. As silicone is quite flexible there are good chances for you to find another mermaid/ mermen buying a used silicone mermaid tail off of you if you are still growing.

Q: How much do your mermaid tails cost?

Our fabric mermaid tails start at 129 £ and go up to 159 £ depending on the color and size. Our silicone mermaid tails start at 1150 £ and go up in price depending on colors, extra fins and special designs.

Q: What payment methods do you accept?

A: We accept payments through Paypal.

Q: Do you accept payment plans?

A: Yes we are happy to work out a personal payment plan for your silicone mermaid tail with you. Before we start producing your costume made silicone mermaid tail we require a 50% non-refundable deposit. Your silicone mermaid tail ships out as soon as the additional 50% is paid. For fabric mermaid tails and other products in the Mermaid Kat Shop we don’t accept any payment plans.

Q: How heavy is a mermaid tail?

A: Our fabric mermaid tails weight about 1 – 1, 5 kg. A silicone mermaid tail weighs usually between 8 and 15 kg depending on the design and size.

Q: How old must I be to order from your website?

A: To register or place an order through the Website, you must have reached the age of majority (which in most countries is 18 years old) and have legal capacity to enter into a contract. Any orders placed in contravention to this provision shall be null and void.

Q: Can I rent a mermaid tail?

A: The Mermaid Kat Shop is a shop and specified in selling mermaid equipment. Although we might rent out silicone mermaid tails for some special projects. Please contact us via email. We don’t rent out any fabric mermaid tails.

Q: I received my product and it does not fit correctly, can I return or receive a credit of any kind?

A: Our silicone-products are non-refundable and are made to measurements, not size. It is your responsibility to submit accurate measurements for the product that you are purchasing on the Website. A detailed list of measurements and measuring charts are on the website for you to follow. The Mermaid Kat Shop is not responsible for incorrect or improper measurements confirmed by you. Our customers take the final responsibility for ordering the correct size. Necessary alterations will be made to confirmed measurements. The final Product’s measurements may vary slightly from what you originally submitted. We highly recommend having a professional seamstress take your measurements. Other products which are not custom sized can be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping & handling charges. This excludes clearance and discontinued item.

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Q: What is mermaiding?

A: Mermaiding is swimming in the dolphin swim style while wearing a mono fin covered with a mermaid costume usually made out of fabric, neoprene, silicone or latex.

Q: What is important to know before I buy a mermaid tail?

A: There are many different mermaid tails available in the market. Unfortunately many of them have a bad quality and some of them are actually dangerous to use in the water. Before you buy your mermaid tail, make sure that it includes a proper freediving mono fin. This means that the blade of the fin is made out of materials like a hard plastic, carbon fiber or glass fiber. Materials like acrylic glass break easily what can lead to dangerous situations in the water. Apart from that, a mono fin should have two separate foot pockets with two foot straps. Some mono fins have adjustable foot straps while others are made for a specific size. Your mono fin should keep the feet apart from each other so that your ankles can’t touch each other while swimming. This can cause pain, break the concentration and can lead to dangerous situations in the water. If your mono fin only has a single foot strap to secure both feed the risk of slipping out of the fin while swimming are pretty high.

Q: What is the difference between a solid color and a multi-color silicone mermaid tail?

A: A silicone mermaid tail with one solid color does not include shading/gradients. The multi-color silicone mermaid tail includes different colors as well as shading/ gradients.

Q: Is mermaiding exhausting?

A: Yes mermaiding is quite tiring. It is a full body workout and will make you fit when you do it regularly. Train your way up before you use your mermaid tail in open water or deep water swims. Never swim in your mermaid tails without a buddy or supervision.

Q: How do I take care of my mermaid tail?

A: You will get a proper instruction when you receive your mermaid tail. But anyway you should always rinse your mermaid tail after the use in chlorine or saltwater. You should avoid sitting, standing or lying on hard undergrounds while wearing your mermaid tail as this can damage your tail.

Q: How long does it take to produce a silicone mermaid tail?

A: As all our silicone mermaid tails are unique, costume sized and handmade it will take up to 60 days until your silicone mermaid tail is ready to be shipped out.

Q: My mermaid tail broke, can you repair it?

A: If your mermaid tail is broken please send us an email with all details of the broken parts. We might be able to repair your mermaid tail but repair costs may appear.

Q: Where are you located?

A: The Mermaid Kat Shop is an international company. We have bases in Australia and Germany. Orders that are shipped to the UK are usually shipped from Germany unless the stock level is too low, then we might ship your order from Australia.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: Silicone mermaid tails, silicone mermaid tops and other “Special Orders” which are specially created to your size/ wishes are NON-RETURNABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-CANCELLABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE. There are absolutely no exchanges or returns on silicone or custom made purchased. For other products we will gladly accept new, unused returns within the first 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping & handling charges. This excludes clearance and discontinued items.

Q: I think I received a defective product?

A: The Mermaid Kat Shop is extremely cautious in ensuring that each product strictly complies with our quality criteria and that it has passed all our quality controls. Nevertheless if you receive a product that seems to be damaged, you may contact us by email and send us all the details of the damages within one business day upon receipt of the product. The Mermaid Kat Shop may classify the product as a defective product. Please note that items that are damaged as a result of wear and tear are not considered to be defective. If the Mermaid Kat Shop declares your product as defective, we may send you the same product in the exact same size or propose an exchange for another item of our shop which is of the same value. If it is of a higher value you only have to pay the difference.

Q: Can you teach me how to make my own mermaid tail?

A: Our tail making methods are unique and it took us several months with many ups and downs until we found methods creating mermaid tails that reached our high standards. As creating and selling mermaid tails is our business we will not sell, trade or offer our construction methods to the public.

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