Choose from Three Options
- $11 for a glass-bottomed-boat tour for two ($19.50 value)
- $22 for a glass-bottomed-boat tour for four ($39 value)
- $33 for a glass-bottomed-boat tour for six ($58.50 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 4:30 p.m. Kids 2 and younger are 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.