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Glass-Bottom Boat Tours

Glass-bottom Boat Tours Run Daily!

Same-day boat tour passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call the ticket office at (512) 245-7590 for more information.

Glass-bottom Boat Tour Prices (30 min)

General Admission - Go along on our regular Spring Lake tours

Walk up to the Ticket Kiosk to purchase or redeem general admission tickets for the next available tour. Each boat holds approximately 20 adults. 

  • Adults: $12.00
  • Seniors (65+): $10.00
  • Children (3-12): $8.00
  • Children (2 and Under): FREE
  • Texas State University Faculty, Staff, and Students: $6.00 with a Valid ID

Private Group Boats - Reserve an entire boat for your group alone

underwater view of glass-bottom boat
Photo Credit: Scott Bauer

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 pay-and-display station located near the ticket kiosk. 

Public boat tours go out 30 minutes after opening and run continuously until the last boat goes out 30 minutes before closing. However, hours do vary according to the season and weather. Spring Lake Education’s busy season is March-July, and these tours will impact the availability of public boat tours. Boats run unless there is severe weather, such as lightning or strong winds. Please call ahead if you have any questions about tour availability or our hours: 512.245.7590.

Park Hours

Monday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), closed for Winter Break (Dec. 18-25), closed for New Year's holiday (Dec. 31-Jan. 1), and closed for maintenance and staff development on Jan. 8-12.


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. Take a slight right to continue on Aquarena Springs Drive (do not go over the overpass). Go over the railroad crossing and use the left lane to turn left at Post Road. Then turn right on San Marcos Springs Drive (across from Bobcat Stadium). Follow the signs to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. If using GPS, please be aware recent overpass construction may not be updated on all GPS platforms. Google Maps provides accurate directions. 

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