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Glass-Bottom Boats

Glass-Bottom Boats Run Daily!

Glass-bottom Boat Tour Prices (30 min)

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

Extended 45 Minute Boat Tour Prices (Weekends Only)

Add to your experience and explore springs not seen on the 30-minute tour. 

  • $13.25 for adults
  • $11.00 for Senior Citizens 62+
  • $8.00 for Children 3-12

Guided Wetlands Tour Upgrade Prices (Weekends Only)

Take a stroll through our floating boardwalk and learn about the importance of wetlands. 

  • $3.50 for adults
  • $3.00 for Senior Citizens 62+
  • $2.00 for Children 3-12
1963 Glass-Bottom Boats

Vehicles parked at The Meadows Center must display a valid Texas State University parking permit between 7:00pm Sunday - 5:00pm Friday. One-day temporary permits are available for $3 at the kiosk located near the ticket booth. 

Last boat goes out 30 minutes before closing. 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.

Park Hours

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

Holiday Hours

Closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), Winter Break (Dec 18 - 25), and New Year's Eve and Day (Dec 31-Jan 1).

Directions

The address of the ticket kiosk is 201 San Marcos Springs Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666. From IH-35, take exit (206) and travel west from the light. Continue on Aquarena Springs Drive through 2 stop lights over the railroad crossing and turn left onto Post Road. Then turn right at San Marcos Springs Drive (across from Bobcat Stadium). Follow the signs to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.

(Note: TXDOT will have Aquarena Springs Drive under construction from now until late 2017. We will post detour information here for any closures that may impact these directions.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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