Glass Bottom Boat Tour, San Marcos

Imagine truly crystal clear water in a protected, spring-fed lake!  The Glass Bottom Boat Tours at San Marcos’ The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment on the Texas State University Campus takes you around this pristine lake to view the lake floor from their glass bottom boats.  It’s an exciting 40 minute tour, and you never know what you might find!


Know Before You Go

If possible, take an early tour

Check Groupon, they regularly run specials.


The former home of Aquarena Springs, for decades tourist enjoyed mermaids diving under the boats and the famous swimming pig.  Now the Meadows Center is working to restore Spring Lake.

Along the tour, some of the highlights were seeing the true Aquarena Springs for which the theme park was named.  The hundreds of springs are the main source of the San Marcos River.  During our visit the underwater plants, cacomba, were blooming! We also saw many turtles, gar and several Guadalupe Bass swimming beneath us, the state fish of Texas!



Discovery Hall

A representation of the fish of Spring Lake are housed in Discovery Hall, along with several interactive exhibits.  Be sure to walk upstairs for a terrific view of the lake.

The Wetlands Walkway

Take a short hike along the water

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Wonder World Park tours an earthquake-formed cave!  Also has a train ride and petting zoo! Click HERE for more information.


On my To Do List is Herbert’s Taco Hut, at 419 Riverside Dr., because EVERYONE says it’s so good!


Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins has cute cabins and great amenities!  Click HERE to visit their website.

Glass Bottom Boat Tours

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos

Click HERE to visit their website.    

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