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Glass-Bottomed-Boat Tour for Two, Four, or Six at The Meadows Center (Up to 41% Off)

The Meadows Center

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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 Feb 28th, 2014. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Closed 11/28/13, 12/23/13-12/25/13, 12/31/13-1/1/14, and 1/6/14-1/10/14. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. No reservations accepted. Valid only for public glass-bottom boat tours. Not valid for group tours, field trips, scouting events, birthday parties, or kayak tours. 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

  • $12 for two tickets for a glass-bottomed-boat tour (up to $18 value)
  • $22 for four tickets for a glass-bottomed boat tour (up to $36 value)
  • $32 for six tickets for a glass-bottomed boat tour (up to $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 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 3 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.


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96% of 1,328 customers recommend

  • “i enjoyed this visit a lot and have recommended you to many people-- oddly enough several people were unaware the boats still exist. i think you might play up the...”

    “i enjoyed this visit a lot and have recommended you to many people-- oddly enough several people were unaware the boats still exist. i think you might play up the history of Aquarena Springs because many people have fond memories of the place from their childhood. ”

  • “I thought it was an incredibly informative and interesting little tour. The guides were friendly and amazingly educated on the springs and surrounding area and its...”

    “I thought it was an incredibly informative and interesting little tour. The guides were friendly and amazingly educated on the springs and surrounding area and its history. I would offer that it may not be the most exciting for the little ones, however.”

  • “It was a great trip and very educational. My 2 yr old son had a blast!..”

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    The Meadows Center

    921 Aquarena Springs Dr

    Texas State University

    San Marcos, TX 78666

    +15122457570

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