Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Wreck Bar Mermaid Show

As seen in the film "The Right Stuff." Originally opened in 1950. Submerged lasses swim in a hotel pool, past windows behind the bar, during 30-minute shows. Get a seat near a porthole and watch for MeduSirena.

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1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Harbor Beach, Rt 1A, Seabreeze Blvd.
F-Sa 5-7 PM (Call to verify)
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Endangered Species Alert!
Wreck Bar Mermaid Show: Medusirena is a fire-eating, glass-walking, belly dancing Mermaid. (No, her talents are not demonstrated simultaneously!) She performs swimmingly at Fort Lauderdale's nautical-themed Wreck Bar during Friday night Happy Hour. [05/13/2009] Complete Story...

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Wreck Bar Mermaid Show

The mermaids are great and the hotel and the themed bar itself is just as funky and fun. Six big windows look out into the hotel's pool and that's where the mermaids appear at 6:30 every Friday and Saturday evening. The bartender told me that since the pool is also open to hotel guests he often sees other very interesting things that go on in the pool! The carved rail on the bar has had initials carved into it since it was built in 1956, along with the rest of the Yankee Clipper Hotel.

A scene from the 1999 film "Analyze This" (with Billy Crystal and Robert DeNiro) was filmed in the bar, as mermaids swam in the background.

[casaflamingo, 02/14/2015]
Wreck Bar Mermaid Show

Great news! The Wreck Bar has re-opened intact through the Yankee Clipper renovation!

Marina ( and her Fishtailed Pod can again be seen swimming through the portholes of the legendary Wreck Bar at the newly renamed Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel starting January 29th.

Marina's Swim shows will be Fridays at 6:30 PM, as well as at special events. HUZZAH~ Marina the Mermaid still has a habitat! It's great to see her efforts to preserve such a unique spot in Fort Lauderdale have been rewarded.

[Retro-cat, 01/27/2010]

Mermaid show.

Wreck Bar Mermaid Show

Built in the 1950's, the Yankee Clipper Hotel is an interesting attraction by itself -- located right on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, as it is shaped to resemble a large ship.

Inside, you will find the Wreck Bar, an oasis of nautical kitsch resembling the interior of a ship wreck, complete with aquariums and briny decor throughout. Then there is also an extra bonus- large portholes that look into the hotel's pool from behind the bar. Friday evenings, a live "mermaid" named Marina swims past the portholes, offering patrons a view of a more unusual Florida aquatic species.

[Wendy, 05/08/2007]

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