The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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, 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.

Open 7 days a week
Last boat goes out 30 minutes before closing.
Tours last for 30 minutes

Ticket Prices

30 minute Glass Bottom Boat Tour: 

Adults: $9.75
Seniors(62+): $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

Meadows Center: Paddling Experiences
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 oniste at Kiosk

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. 

What's Near Here?

Spring Lake Preserve

About 251 acres of undeveloped parkland that sits just above the headwaters of the San Marcos River.

Dog Park

The park is 2 acres and the amenities include a Covered Shade Area, Picnic Tables, Benches, Water Tub, Water Fountain, Pett Mit Dispenser, Scoops, and Trash Cans.