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Address: 201 San Marcos Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone Number: +1 512-245-7570
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Bubbling Springs

Only six adults on our tour; the water was perfectly clear and we could see the springs bubbling up from underground, as well as many fish. Our guide was very informative, and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sandy317
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Massapequa Park, New York
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Massapequa Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only six adults on our tour; the water was perfectly clear and we could see the springs bubbling up from underground, as well as many fish. Our guide was very informative, and we walked the boardwalk afterwards.

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Bonham, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on our way home after a trip to San Antonio. We were the first boat out on a Sunday morning, and there were only 7 adults on the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and the views from the bottom of the boat were fascinating. Highly recommended for all ages!

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a nice time here today. The glass bottom boat ride was very interesting and the guide was quite knowledgeable. The springs here are massive and are the headwaters of the San Marcus River. It was revealing to find that this area may be the longest continuously inhabited area in North America, going back perhaps 14000... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We did the bottom glass boat tour for 45 minutes. Saw lots of cool things underneath the boat. Also learned many things. A must in SAN Marcos.

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Middlesbrough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

The glass bottomed boat ($21) is 45 minutes long and very informative, relating how ancient local tribes used to use the area and more recent uses of the springs. The museum is also very good describing how the crystal clear waters originate and how they migrate there, it's in a lovely setting and there is also a wetland walk which... More 

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Pollock, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We were not sure about this at first, but so glad that we went. There is a small aquarium inside that is interesting. TU students working inside were very informative. They offered an inexpensive glass bottom boat tour on the lake and we were all for it. There were 30 minute and 45 minute tours. The lake is beautiful (small)... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

On the way back from Dick's garage I thought to drop into Meadow Springs and have a go at the glass bottomed boat tour. The students from State of Texas U manage the service and and are very interesting and friendly. I went for the 45 minute tour and that was much quieter than the 30 minute tour. The water... More 

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Schertz, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting boat tour. If you're hard of hearing be the first in the boat as the ooohs and aaahs will drown out the student tour guide. Glass bottom of boat is cool with comfortable seating and padded edges to make viewing comfortable. It's $9.50 per adult with discounts for children and military. The tour is only 25 minutes which... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

My family stopped here, while we were road tripping through Texas and it was a fun time. The glass bottom boat ride was much more entertaining than I thought it would be. The water is exceptionally clear and you can see the water coming up from the ground. You can also see fish and the remains of an archeological dig.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Everytime we go to San Marcos we stop in and do the glass bottom boats. Lots of history and beutiful scenery.

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