Like smashing a snow globe against your forehead, tours can open up a fascinating new world right before your eyes. Go beyond the surface with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $9 for two adult tickets for a glass-bottomed-boat tour (up to an $18 value)
- $18 for four tickets, valid for children or adults (up to a $36 value)
During each 30-minute tour, passengers climb aboard handmade boats that glide along the San Marcos River. Beneath the glass bottom, fish and turtles swim through the clear waters as a guide points out each species and narrates fun facts about the environment. Tours run daily from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.; kids aged 3 and younger ride free.
The Meadows Center
Run by Texas State University, The Meadows Center 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.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Educational, friendly staff, great outdoor activity”
“The tour guide was fantastic. Wonderful tour.”
“Don't expect anything fancy. But the boat ride is pleasant and the guide was full of information. Nice walk on the Wetlands Boardwalk, but on a hot day it could be...”
“Don't expect anything fancy. But the boat ride is pleasant and the guide was full of information. Nice walk on the Wetlands Boardwalk, but on a hot day it could be pretty miserable! ”