If you’ve already cruised the Buffalo Bayou on local boat tours, or more curious to see what’s going on elsewhere in clearer waters. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment offer a series of Glass-Bottom Boat Tours on Spring Lake, an emerald lake sparkling with aquatic life.
See what’s up (or down) in San Marcos at these enchanting glass-bottom boat tours. Located at 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment offer a one-of-a-kind voyage in Texas.
Originated in 1945, these unique tours have enabled visitors to marvel at the teaming beauty of the astonishingly clear San Marcos Springs and Spring Lake. Aboard these interactive, educational, and tranquil tours, patrons can expect to enjoy breathtaking scenery – among fish, tortoises, and local flora – as well learn about nature, geology, and history of the region.
The organization also offers snorkeling programs, paddling tours, and scuba diving opportunities for those wanting an even closer look into Spring Lake.
Elsewhere on the grounds is The Discovery Hall, a 1,000-gallon aquarium wherein visitors can behold native fish as well as an endangered species exhibit home to Texas Blind Salamanders, Fountain darters, San Marcos Salamanders, among other interactive exhibits.
Each tour takes about a half-an-hour. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Kiosk on site. Adult tickets are priced at $9.75; $8 for seniors (65+); $6 for children (3-12); $5 for Texas State University faculty, staff, and students with ID; free for little ones 2 and under. Park hours are open from 9:30 am – 5 pm daily.
Prior registration isn’t required unless embarking on a private group boat.