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

The Meadows Center

96% of 1,328 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

A glass-bottomed boat glides down San Marcos River 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. 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.

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.

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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.


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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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90% of the people were positive about the Boat Ride, most described it as Informative.
80% of the people were positive about the Boat Tour, most described it as Informative.
94% of the people were positive about the Tour Guide, most described it as Informative.
94% of the people were positive about the Educational.
83% of the people were positive about the Outing, most described it as Great.
92% of the people were positive about the Tour, most described it as Informative.
81% of the people were positive about the Guide, most described it as Knowledgeable.
80% of the people were positive about the Ride, most described it as Beautiful.
97% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
95% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Friendly.
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