Mermaid Retreat and Mermaid School Italy (September 2026)


Mermaid Retreat Italy (September 2026)

Get ready for a splash of fun and self-discovery at our magical Mermaid Retreat in September 2026! Dive into a world of wonder where the magic of the underwater realm meets the joy of adventure and self-exploration.

Led by Katrin Gray, known as Mermaid Kat, this retreat is set to be an unforgettable experience. With over a decade of expertise as a professional mermaid and underwater stuntwoman, Katrin has created not just a successful mermaiding business but a supportive, empowering space for all. Through her guidance, she helps participants, especially women, heal from past traumas, uncover their life’s purpose, and build the lives they've always dreamed of.

Our retreat is nestled on the stunning island of Elba, known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. You'll stay at the serene “Al Pozzo” Apartment, ensuring every moment of your mermaid adventure is filled with relaxation and rejuvenation.

What makes this retreat extra special is the safe, welcoming space we create. Here, we meet each other at eye level, with respect and acceptance. Everyone is an equal, regardless of experience level, the type of mermaid tail you wear, or the number of followers you have on social media. Our drama-free environment is all about celebrating each other and making lasting memories together.

Join us to discover the magic within yourself, connect with like-minded souls, and embark on a journey of profound self-discovery. Let’s dive in and make some waves in the most fun, supportive way possible!



Mermaid Retreat Details:

  • Dates: September 12-19, 2026 (Extension week available until September 26, 2026)
  • Accommodation: “Al Pozzo” Apartments, Elba, Italy
  • Price for Participation: €2,350 (approx. $2,568 USD / $3,958 AUD) or €2,799 (approx. $3,056 USD / $4,521 AUD) with an extension week until 26.09.2026.

Early bird offer until 30.09.2025: €1,999 (approx. $2,184 USD / $3,231 AUD) or €2,450 (approx. $2,676 USD / $3,956 AUD) with an extension week until 26.09.2026.



  • 7 (or 14, depending on your booking) nights accommodation in the cozy “Al Pozzo” Apartment (up to 4 persons per apartment)
  • Daily breakfast and a memorable farewell dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Guided excursions to exclusive locations with transport provided
  • Mermaiding training and breathing exercises
  • Expert tips for model posing and underwater modeling training
  • Captivating photoshoots on land and beneath the waves
  • A cacao ceremony
  • Dedicated support from our safety team
  • Option to use fabric tails from the esteemed Mermaid Kat Shop
  • 6 professionally edited, high-resolution photos of your choice
  • A highlight video capturing the essence of your magical journey


Not Included:

  • Travel expenses to Elba
  • Additional meals beyond those mentioned
  • Diving activities and courses
  • Extra photos and personalized videos (available at an additional cost)
  • Rental of silicone tails from the Mermaid Kat Shop (subject to availability)

To reserve your spot, a 20% deposit is required upon booking.


Reserve Your Spot Today:

Contact Thomas Scholz (Tom) at +49 173 3725736 or via email at Act fast, as spots are in high demand, and we can only secure your reservation once we’ve received your booking and deposit.

Mermaid Retreat - Watch videos of previous events

Since we haven't hosted a Mermaid Retreat in Italy before, we can only show you videos of previous Mermaid Weeks in different locations. Please have a look at these videos from Mermaid Retreats in Egypt and Thailand.


Explore the Magic of Our Mermaid Retreat and Mermaid School

The Mermaid Retreat in Italy offers a magical experience for both beginners and seasoned mermaids and mermen. Delight in captivating photoshoots on land and mesmerizing underwater sessions at the Elviscott wreck. Dive into relaxation and breathing exercises, learn modeling and underwater posing techniques, and participate in rituals and ceremonies for self-discovery and healing.

Discover the enchanting island of Elba and its stunning surroundings, both on land and underwater. Our retreat is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, featuring mermaid swimming, breathwork, and mermaid swimming sessions. .

Capture enchanting moments with our professional photographers during both onshore and underwater photoshoots against Italy’s breathtaking scenery. Our skilled lifeguards and rescue divers ensure a safe experience for everyone.

Enjoy free time for self-exploration, exciting dives, or peaceful walks along the beach. Discover the local tourist sites during your retreat and make unforgettable memories.

Who Can Join Our Mermaid Retreat in Italy?

If you've ever been captivated by the allure of mermaids, enchanted by tales like "The Little Mermaid," or fascinated by the mysteries of the ocean, our Mermaid Retreat in Italy is "tail-made" for you! We aim to create a safe, welcoming space where you can be yourself, free from judgment and drama. With open hearts, we welcome everyone, ensuring you feel included, respected, and accepted.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced mermaid enthusiast, this retreat offers a unique opportunity for personal growth, connection, and self-development. Our mission is to foster a loving community where water lovers can unite, learn new skills, and leave with unforgettable photos and videos. Enjoy mesmerizing underwater photo sessions in shallow waters, with surface assistance available if needed.

To join, proficient swimming abilities and a basic level of fitness are essential, as mermaiding requires physical exertion. We welcome individuals of all sizes, shapes, ages, and genders. Minors under 18 must have a guardian present.

Inviting Partners and Companions to Our MerFolk Retreat and Mermaid School

Your companion is warmly invited to immerse themselves in the magic alongside us. They are encouraged to join us on thrilling adventures, observe the spellbinding photoshoots, and engage in fascinating training sessions. Throughout our journey, we’ve had the honor of documenting tender moments between companions, forging invaluable memories to hold dear.

Furthermore, companions are offered a special chance to choose 6 photographs from our MerFolk Retreat as keepsakes. It’s an opportunity to partake in the magic of the experience.

If companions prefer not to join in the activities or take any photos, we provide a discount. In these cases, the price is reduced to €900, or for an extended stay of 14 days, to €1,350.

Additionally, there will be ample leisure time each day for exploration, relaxation, and bonding. Rest assured, your companion will experience anything but dullness – they’ll be part of a remarkable adventure brimming with awe and joy!


That’s Exciting!

Mermaid Kat and her “fintastic” team have been the masterminds behind international Mermaid Weeks and underwater model adventures since 2013. Our team has earned prestigious awards, and we’re not only talented but also incredibly motivated, spirited, and passionate about what we do.

We prioritize creating an environment where everyone stands on equal ground, supporting, encouraging, and empowering one another. Your mermaid journey is designed to make a splash in your life, leaving you with unforgettable memories and loads of fun!

Join our vibrant Facebook group, Drama Free Mermaid Community, to connect with fellow mermaids and mermen from around the world before your adventure begins.



Come, Be Part of the Enchantment!

To ensure you have a fantastic time at our MerFolk Retreat and Mermaid School, please remember to pack the following:

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Diving license (if you plan to go diving)
  • Swimwear and summer clothing
  • Snorkeling gear (if available)
  • Rash guard and light long trousers
  • Sunglasses, hat, and required medication
  • Adapter for electronics
  • Natural mosquito repellent and ocean-friendly sunscreen
  • Your own mermaid tail (if you have one)
  • Waterproof mascara and additional makeup
  • Accessories
  • Credit cards and cash



About Elba:

Elba, a charming island in the Mediterranean, is just about ten kilometers from the Italian mainland. It attracts visitors with diverse interests: from picturesque beaches and shimmering seas to rich culture, including churches, fortresses, and museums. Elba offers a variety of activities such as biking, e-bike tours, boat trips, diving, or hiking. To reach Elba, take the ferry from Piombino Marittima, which is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. The crossing to Portoferraio takes just over an hour.


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