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

San Marcos

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In a Nutshell

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

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservations not accepted. $3 parking fee on weekdays; free on weekends. Not valid 12/22-12/25/14, 12/31/14-1/1/15, 1/5-1/9/15, and 3/14-3/22/15. May be repurchased every 90 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 from Three Options

  • $9 for two tickets for a glass-bottomed-boat tour (up to an $18 value)
  • $18 for four tickets for a glass-bottomed boat tour (up to a $36 value)
  • $27 for six tickets for a glass-bottomed boat tour (up to a $54 value)

During each 30-minute tour, passengers climb aboard handmade boats that glide through the San Marcos Springs. 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 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect senior or child discounts. Kids aged 2 and younger ride free.

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.


getting to view the springs in the bottom. It was amazing to actually be able to see them while looking in the water! The staff was very friendly.

LuvRoad, TripAdvisor, 7/30/12

I loved the glass bottom boat tour. The water is crystal clear and the animal and plant life at the center are beautiful.

foogurl, TripAdvisor, 8/14/12


  • “This is a wonderful activity--educational & beautiful scenery ”

  • “Well worth the money and make sure you check out the boardwalk through the marsh and aquarium. ”

  • “Have extra time for the free aquarium and the free archeological dig site ”

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    San Marcos

    211 San Marcos Springs Drive

    San Marcos, Texas 78666


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Two child or adult tickets
$18 list price - 50% off - Save $9
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Four child or adult tickets
$36 list price - 50% off - Save $18
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Six child or adult tickets
$54 list price - 50% off - Save $27
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