Glass-Bottomed Boat Tour for Two or Four at Aquarena Center (Half Off)

San Marcos

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A glass-bottomed boat glides down San Marcos River and affords views of songbirds above and turtles or fish below

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. May buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Operates in all weather. Closed 11/22/12, 12/24/12-12/25/12, 12/31/12 and 1/1/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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 (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.


  • “It was soo much fun, My kids and I can't wait to go back and ride the boats again. We had a blast :) thank you for being so nice (even tho it was cold out) :) ”

  • “Loved it :) ”

  • “the last time I have been on the glass bottom boat I think I was 6 or 8 years old and I'm 38 right now it was the best experience all over again and the information...”

    “the last time I have been on the glass bottom boat I think I was 6 or 8 years old and I'm 38 right now it was the best experience all over again and the information the history and everything was wonderful...our tour guide was awesome ..we loved it”

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    San Marcos

    921 Aquarena Springs Dr

    Texas State University

    San Marcos, TX 78666


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