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Glass-Bottom Boats

Glass-Bottom Boats Run Daily!

NEW! Extended 45 Minute Boat Tour Upgrade

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

Glass-bottom Boat Tour Prices (30 min)

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

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. 

Park Hours

Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), Winter Break (Dec 21 - 25), and New Year's Eve and Day (Dec 31-Jan 1).


Road construction on Aquarena Springs Dr. (Loop 82) has begun. Two lanes will remain open throughout the project. Please 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 (across from Bobcat Stadium). Follow the signs to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.


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

  1. Visitors' vehicles are required to display a permit 7:00pm Sunday until 5:00pm Friday.
  2. Pay and display permits are available for $3.00 per day or $7.00 per week at the ticket kiosk in the main parking lot.
  3. Those with 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.