Glass Bottom Boats

Open daily 10am-5pm, Reservations are required. Please click HERE for all information and to make a reservation. 

The Meadows Center Glass-Bottom Boat Tours
, offers interpretive and self-guided tours, historic glass bottom boat rides, wildlife viewing, wetlands boardwalk, Texas River exhibits (currently closed to the public), nature-friendly Gift Shop and much more.

Unforgettable attractions to experience at this beautiful nature park include:

Phenomenal underwater perspective of Spring Lake (headwaters of the San Marcos River), hundreds of bubbling springs, archeological site, historical landmarks, and more.

Close-up view of fish, turtles, prawns and species found ONLY in Spring Lake or the San Marcos River,  such as the endangered Texas Blind Salamander.

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Ticket Prices

30 minute Glass Bottom Boat Tour: 

Adults: $9.75
Seniors(65+): $8.00
Children 3-12: $6.00
2 and Under: Free

Extended 45 Minute Boat Tour Upgrade
Add to your experience and explore springs not seen on the 30-minute tour.
Adults: $13.25
Seniors (62+): $11:00
Children 3-12: $8:00


Annual Passes available for $26.95 click HERE to purchase.
The annual pass covers 12 months of unlimited access to the standard 25-minute glass-bottom boat tour, 15 percent off gift shop purchases as well as 15 percent off extended, wetlands and specialty tours for up to six people. Guests of Annual Pass cardholders will also receive $2 off their boat ticket, for up to six people.

Meadows Center: Paddling Experiences (currently closed to public)
To learn more and to book your paddling experience, click HERE For further information, visit REI in Downtown Austin at 601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, or call (512) 482-3357.
No charge to explore the grounds of The Meadows Center

Parking Lot Fee: $3.00 paid onsite at Kiosk

Park Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
Last tour leaves at 4:00pm

To speak to someone during regular park hours call the Ticket Booth at (512) 245-7570.

*Closed December 21 - 25, New Years Eve (December 31), New Years Day (January 1), January 4 - 8. 

Head over to The Meadows Center for a very cool, and quintessential, San Marcos experience – the Glass-Bottom Boat Tour. The 30-minute tour of Spring Lake allows you to see the very bottom of the lake through a glass panel on the boat. You’ll see lots of flora and fauna, as well as the springs that give the lake its name. Your guides are full of facts and trivia…

Head over to The Meadows Center for a very cool, and quintessential, San Marcos experience – the Glass-Bottom Boat Tour. The 30-minute tour of Spring Lake allows you to…