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The Meadows Center

201 San Marcos Springs Drive Texas State University, San Marcos

Glass-Bottomed-Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Meadows Center (Up to 38% Off)

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A glass-bottomed boat glides through the San Marcos Springs and affords views of songbirds above and turtles or fish below

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6 days ago
Always a very interesting activity. A little local history, a little science, and an appreciation for our aquifer.
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May 18, 2022
Great tour
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May 17, 2022
Great experience!
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May 15, 2022
Great view and enjoy the cool breeze and the tour guide was very entertaining
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May 13, 2022
We had so much fun! Lots to learn and see. They also include a small aquarium to visit.
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May 9, 2022
Always awesome field trip! We love this place!
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May 9, 2022
The glass bottom boat tour was very educational & enriching. I’m glad I made this purchase. The weather was great. It wasn’t too hot and being on the lake made it a bit cooler.
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About This Deal

  • Departure time: boat tours run once an hour from 30 minutes after opening until 30 minutes before closing of The Meadows Center; hours vary depending on season and weather
  • Departure location: The Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos
  • Free admission for children aged 2 and under
The Meadows Center’s COVID-19 Precautions
  • Note that state and local guidelines are changing regularly. Please check The Meadows Center’s website or contact them for their latest guidelines.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. $3 parking fee on weekdays; free on weekends. Boats run rain or shine (except in severe weather such as lightning or strong winds). Not valid with other discounts or group tours. Not valid Sept 3-6, Nov 25-28, Dec 20-26, Dec 31-Jan 1, Jan 10-14, Mar 12-20.5. Limit 8 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Meadows Center

Run by Texas State University, The Meadows Center (formerly Aquarena) introduces visitors to the lush diversity of the San Marcos Springs and intricate system of waterways. Glass-bottomed boats set out for guided tours of Spring Lake, gazing at the aquatic life and University midterm papers below. Above the springs that bubble up from the bottom, soft shell turtles and bluegill sunfish swim in the clear waters and songbirds survey the sky. Eight endangered species populate the springs, including beetles and two species of salamander. On land, visitors can explore gardens of native Texan plants or a hall of nature exhibit.