Tickets to a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour from Aquarena Center in San Marcos. Two Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

  • Clear view of river ecosystems
  • Educational & relaxing
  • Tour the Aquarium & floating wetlands boardwalk

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Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water-road ride with today’s Groupon to Aquarena Center in San Marcos. Choose between the following options:

• For $9, you get two adult tickets (up to an $18 value).
• For $15, you get two adult and two child tickets (up to a $30 value). Children 3 and under are admitted to the tour for free.

During Aquarena Center's historic glass-bottom boat tours, curious shoeward gazers can behold the submerged sanctuary of Spring Lake. Preserved by Texas State University–San Marcos, this freshwater fantasia and the elegant vessels that scathe its surface enable eyes to explore the lake while challenging passing sunfish to games of submarine license-plate poker. Tours on the covered and enclosed vessel last 30 minutes and provide a calm and comfortable experience every day, regardless of whether or not the clouds overhead just finished watching Old Yeller. Aquarena Center also offers free admission to an aquarium and floating wetlands boardwalk, where guests can observe native and endangered species such as Texas blind salamanders and baby red-eared sliders, as well as a 5,400-gallon tank filled with spotted gar, Rio Grande cichlids, and several other animals allergic to air.

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.

Customer Reviews

This experience is perfect for young children. As a Grandmother I enjoy taking my grandchildren to places to share with them. The people were friendly and knowledgeable. The water was crystal clear and it was fascinating to see so clearly the fish and plants in the springs. We walked along the wetlands and saw the aquarium. Then, we picnicked on the grounds. It was perfect.
Bonnie G. · November 25, 2016
Loved this place. It was small, but that didn't matter. The place was beautiful and it was a great family experience. I have 2 teenagers and they had a great time as well as did my husband and I.
Michelle G. · October 31, 2016
Really nice educational tour on the boat
G. A. · September 17, 2016
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    San Marcos

    921 Aquarena Springs Dr.

    San Marcos, Texas 78666

    512-245-7570

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