Glass-Bottom Boats

Glass-Bottom Boats Run Daily!

1963 Glass-Bottom Boat

Last boat goes out 30 minutes before closing. Tours last for 30 minutes. Hours vary according to the season and weather. Glass-bottom boat tours run continuously 30 minutes after opening until 30 minutes before closing. Boats run unless there is severe weather such as lightning or strong winds. Please call ahead if you have any questions about us being open: (512) 245-7570. Check our construction updates page for alternative routes that will help you get here with minimal delay.

Park Hours

Monday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Closed December 21 - 25, New Years Eve (December 31), New Years Day (January 1), January 4 - 8.

Glass-bottom Boat Tour Prices (half hour)

Adults: $9.75, Seniors (62+): $8.00, Children (3-12): $6.00, 2 and Under FREE.

Directions

Road construction on Aquarena Springs Dr. (Loop 82) has begun. Two lanes will remain open throughout the project. Please check here for updates as well as bus route & detour maps, or call (512) 245-7590 for help and directions.

The physical address of the ticket kiosk is 201 San Marcos Springs Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666. Our mailing address is 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas. From IH-35, take Exit 206 and travel west from the light. Continue on Aquarena Springs Drive through two stop lights, over the railroad crossing and turn right at San Marcos Springs Drive (the golf course entrance). Follow the signs to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.

Parking

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment has a large parking lot on site for your convenience. However, sometimes parking spaces may be limited due to traffic from the many school field trips and other visitors. Please note the parking lot hours and guidelines: 

*Parking permits have to be shown from Sunday 7 p.m. to Friday 5 p.m.

Visitor permits are available for $3 per day or $7 per week. Those with red Texas State University parking permits may park here without a visitor permit at all other times. The back parking lot (bus loop) is open to any Texas State University parking permit. The pay-to-park kiosk is located near the Spring Lake ticket booth.

NEW! Extended 45 Minute Boat Tour Upgrade*

Add to your experience on our redesigned glass boat built in 1953 and explore springs not seen on our regular 30 minute tour.

  • $3.00 for adults
  • $2.50 for Senior Citizens 62+
  • $1.50 for Children 3-12

*in addition to regular boat tour ticket rates