Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida offers a live mermaid show, animal shows, river-boat tours, canoeing, kayaking and snorkeling. The park also features the Buccaneer Bay spring-fed water park with a flume ride, a sandy beach, a picnic pavilion and a children's playground. The park has an additional calendar of events that it features on WeekiWachee.com.
The live mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs takes place in a 400-seat submerged theater. The mermaids perform a version of Hans Christian Anderson's story of The Little Mermaid and perform feats, such as eating and drinking underwater. The live animal shows offer information about domesticated birds and reptiles. The park's admission price also includes a boat tour along the Weeki Wachi river, during which the captain helps visitors spot wildlife, such as eagles, blue herons, manatees and river otters. Visitors pay extra fees for canoeing and kayaking trips.
The crystal-clear waters of the Weeki Wachee Springs at Bucaneer Bay maintain temperatures of 72 degrees and provide a pleasant environment for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors can use the available beach chairs to relax on the white sandy beach, purchase refreshments at the concessions to eat in the picnic pavilions or enjoy meals at the seasonal restaurant. The availability of some activities and services can vary according to the season, and visitors should check with the park before setting out.