Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the money raised during Aqua Girl® go?
As the largest charity women’s week in the country, your participation in Aqua Girl® contributes to a very good cause. In fact, 100% of the proceeds from Aqua Girl® benefit Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit foundation whose primary mission is to serve and support the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in South Florida through grants, scholarships, and initiatives.
How old do I have to be to attend Aqua Girl®?
All of our events are 21 and over with proper ID. It is important that you carry your ID with you at all times while at any Aqua Girl event as we have zero tolerance for underage drinking and event security as well as city police may conduct random checks at any time.
This year we will be hosting our Barely Legal Prom Party which will allow access to those between the ages of 18 and 21. You will still need to have proper identification to be allowed in. Those under 21 will not be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages at this event.
A proper form of ID is a state issued ID or driver’s license or a passport. We do not accept IDs from other countries.
Should I feel safe while at Aqua Girl?
Yes. Aqua Girl has always and will always serve a safe place for thousands of women from around the globe to come together and be themselves. Our security teams, consisting of venue security, private security and city of Miami Beach police check baggage and are on site to ensure everyone is safe.
Can I bring a large bag to the pool parties?
Yes. Bags are permitted but keep in mind that all bags will be checked by on-site security and will thus delay you in getting into the parties. We recommend bringing a small bag or no bag so that you can walk right through and get into the party quicker.
Things that are NOT allowed at the event: outside drinks (this includes water bottles), no outside food, medicine without a prescription, recreational drugs of any kind and flyers promoting other events. Please note that Aqua Girl and their hired security team has the right to confiscate and dispose of any item we deem as contraband.
Some events have a dress code. What does this mean?
We will be visiting some of the hottest nightclubs and venues in Miami and South Beach. We ask that Aqua Girl® guests dress to impress at our evening nightclub events. That means no flip flops, athletic sneakers (new designer sneakers are okay), shorts, baggy jeans, ripped t-shirts, athletic jerseys, or sweat pants.
What if I am disabled, can I still attend the events?
All events are ADA compliant, if you have any special needs please contact our office and we will do everything possible to accommodate you.
Can men attend?
Our paramount concern is to provide a safe and positive environment for LBT women to socialize and network. We do encourage gay gentlemen to attend our events. We also do allow men to attend if escorted by a woman. We will expect all and enforce all to treat each with respect. Our Sunday Pool Party is co-ed and welcomes all members of the LGBTQ community.
Where do I park?
There are plenty of municipal parking garages throughout South Beach in which you may pay by the hour. Click HERE for a listing of all public parking garages in the area.
If I stay at the host hotel do I get free tickets to the pool parties?
Each room that is booked through the Aqua code will receive 2 complimentary tickets for entrance to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday pool party. This is a benefit to staying in the hotel. The tickets do not include any drinks.
What happens if the Saturday pool party sells out?
Entrance to the pool party is guaranteed with an advance ticket purchase (including passes) as long as you are in line by 1pm. After 1:00 advance purchased ticket holders will have priority entrance as fire marshall allows.
There will be no refunds.
Will pool towels be provided at the any of the pool parties?
No, unfortunately the hotel does not provide towel service to hotel guests or event attendees. It is recommended that you either bring one of your own or purchase one at the event for use.
How do I pick up my passes?
You may pick up your passes at our Box Office located at the National Hotel starting Thursday, May 18th. Here are the box office hours:
Thursday May 18th – 2pm – 8pm
Friday May 19th – 10am – 7pm
Saturday May 20th – 10am – 7pm
Sunday May 21st – 11am – 5pm
What if I bought individual tickets to events?
All individual tickets are sent directly to the email you provided when purchasing the ticket. Tickets may be printed or scanned directly from your phone. If you do not have your ticket once you arrive to the event we will be unable to pull it up. Be sure to save it on your phone or print it out before you get to the event.
I did the Aqua Slayaway payment plan. What happens now?
All Slayaway passes will be available for pick up at the Box Office. If you finished making all payments before May 18th you can come in and pick up the passes at that time. If your last payment is on May 18th your pass will be available for pick up on May 19th.
I bought a cabana and/or a table. How do I claim it?
If you purchased a cabana and/or tables for any of our pool parties, simply arrive to the party and let anyone from Aqua Girl know that you are here to claim your cabana or table. All guests that purchased cabanas or tables were sent individual tickets for their respective pool party. Make sure you get your ticket scanned before going into the pool party. Once inside someone from our team will direct you to your cabana or table.