Glass Bottom Kayaking Eco Tour or Glow

San Marcos, United States

Experience hosted by Ben

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Magical setting
Guests love where this takes place.

What you'll do

Join us for a one of a kind tour of the San Marcos River! You will be learning about kayaking from an Olympian on a clear springs starting at the source and floating down to my house on the river. Our clear kayaks create a totally unique view of the river that you CANNOT miss!

We will meet at 602 North Interstate 35 in San Marcos and get geared up. We will then travel together to our put in location on the upper San Marcos River.

As we kayak back down, you will be given paddling tips and tricks, information about our unique river, along with an amazing view!
Other things to note
This is a moderately physical activity. It includes wading in the river, optional swimming, and kayaking!
Join us for a one of a kind tour of the San Marcos River! You will be learning about kayaking from an Olympian on a clear springs starting at the source and floating down to my house on the river. Our clear kayaks create a totally unique view of the river that you CANNOT miss!

We will meet at 602 North Interstate 35 in San Marcos and get geared up. We will then travel together to our put in location on the upper San Marcos River.…

What's included

  • Transportation
    We will then paddle back to our location and your car!
  • Equipment
    Life jacket

Meet your Host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 207 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been kayaking and teaching people to kayak my entire life! I consider myself so lucky to live on this clear, clean, river and I love showing it to new friends! I competed in the 1996 Olympics in Kayaking and have been volunteering to help disabled folks to kayak ever since, because I would never have made it to the Olympics if it was not for going through the rehab process after a car accident at the World Championships. So, I like to help people to get out of the hospital to make the rehab process fun. . .
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From $40/ person

About the organization: The Red River Racing Team



Red River Racing was founded in 2001 on the San Marcos river and Interstate 35, where kayak instruction and paddling could be done year round. Our Mission: To enhance lives through creating river adventures for all ages and abilities. Our Vision: To be the top instructional center for kayaking, Paralympic Canoe/Kayak, and wounded warrior adventure therapy.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Red River Racing Team.

Where you'll be

The San Marcos River is closed water supply from a natural spring at one end that creates a unique environment for plants and animals found only on this river! It's one of a kind!

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 207 reviews.

Johnny
October 2021
This was the perfect way to jump-start the weekend! A peaceful kayak trip down the San Marcos river with some white water rapids towards the end. Saw cranes, prehistoric-looking turtles, and fish, and Ben was as great a host as anyone could hope for! I'll definitely be going back! As someone else said - don't think about it, JUST GO!
Marisa
October 2021
Ben was was such a pleasant host! His energy and vibrant personality guided this experience to be the best day! We really enjoyed our time and are already planning our next adventure!
Ina
August 2021
This was a personable tour and we loved every minute of it. We had a small group & it was hands on. The guide shared tons of history and has a genuine love for nature & respect for our environment. It was a great time! Highly recommend, great value for price, & don’t forget bug spray!
Brooke
August 2021
Such an amazing experience!!! Magical morning with my son before seeing him off to his dorm tomorrow. The San Marcos River is such an incredibly beautiful and pristine treasure and Ben and Seth were gracious hosts. Super nice people! Thank y’all!!
Chris
August 2021
This was an awesome experience. We loved it! Ben was a great host. The San Marcos River is beautiful and should be treasured. I highly recommend this experience! You will not be disappointed.
Sally
August 2021
We had a great time-- the clear bottomed boats are a nice touch, and Ben is a really excellent guide-- a good balance of sharing information about the river and making conversation. His awesome kayaking skills also let him speed up ahead of you and snap lovely photos as you go by particularly scenic parts of the river. As a bonus, because our group was so small, Ben took us to the springs first instead of the usual starting point; he also let us extend our tour down the river beyond the Olympic Outdoor headquarters. It would have been a really nice experience without those two extra elements, but getting to see these other beautiful spots was REALLY something. A super-special experience.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
    The activity level for this experience is moderate.

    What to bring

    Wear comfortable swimwear, sunscreen, and river shoes. Bring a water bottle and feel free to bring snacks but do NOT bring any glass containers.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.