Glass Bottom Kayaking Eco Tour or Glow

San Marcos, United States

Experience hosted by Ben

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes transportation and equipment

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

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

Meet your host, Ben

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 179 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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Tue, 3 Aug
$55 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 3 other guests
$55 per person
Wed, 4 Aug
$55 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 4 other guests
$55 per person
Thu, 5 Aug
$55 per person
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This time is popular
$55 per person

About the organisation: 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 179 reviews.

Zermira
July 2021
Martin was out tour guide on Sunday and he was so sweet and kind to us. I gave 5 stars bevause thats what he deserves, He was also patient with us and with my sister who.is deaf. He made us feel at ease and we all had a blast.
Jessica
July 2021
Loved this so much! The clear kayaks were a great new experience and the multiple waterfalls and rapids were unexpected but amazing! The location we arrived to had multiple swings out over the water, a slide into the water, small rock wall, ninja line/rings, canopies and seating, and hammocks my boys were in heaven lol. All staff were so friendly and super helpful!
Loved this so much! The clear kayaks were a great new experience and the multiple waterfalls and rapids were unexpected but amazing! The location we arrived to had multiple swings…
Sheeba
July 2021
Fabulous experience, friendly and chill owner and crew, hardworking and helpful. The place where we launched off was so cool with a side and a swing that lands you into the cool river. The river itself was spring feed, clear, with a couple of rapids. We saw turtles, herons, raccoons and lots of dragonflies all while paddling in beautiful verdant surroundings. Definitely recommend!
Fabulous experience, friendly and chill owner and crew, hardworking and helpful. The place where we launched off was so cool with a side and a swing that lands you into the cool ri…
Tracey
July 2021
We had fun and enjoyed the river. It is so pretty. I am very curious and truly enjoyed all of Ben’s knowledge of the area. Ben and Reya (sp?) were super sweet and I would recommend this trip to everyone.
Ana
July 2021
Señor: Ven🙏 Gracias por toda su atención, fue una experiencia extraordinaria, el señor Ven es muy amable y nos enseño muchas cosas de el area, el es muy amable y sabe muy bien hacer su trabajo, recuerden de ir con la disponibilidad del tiempo, ya que el señor Ven le gusta tomarte fotos para dejarlas para tu recuerdo, así que el viaje puede durar más que lo previsto, no olvides llevar snack oh lonche si es la hora de la comida, ya que en el river hay áreas para descansar si así lo deseas, una vez mas, gracias Señor Ven, por toda su pasión hacia su trabajo, nos quedamos muy satisfechos con el viaje, gracias también por su paciencia ya que era la primera vez que hacíamos esto! 100% recomendado! Ana y Arturo Luna (first anniversary in the river)💕
Señor: Ven🙏 Gracias por toda su atención, fue una experiencia extraordinaria, el señor Ven es muy amable y nos enseño muchas cosas de el area, el es muy amable y sabe muy bien hac…
KeKe
July 2021
Amazing & ok to take the littles on, my 3 year old twins and my 10 year old loved it!!!!!! We we’re running 20 to 30 mins behind due to car trouble & Ben came back and picked us up and let us catch up with the group… There was no rush at all he even took one of the littles on the rapids with him. He was AWESOME VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE AREA & gave a reference to a great place to eat!! The rapids are the best!!
Amazing & ok to take the littles on, my 3 year old twins and my 10 year old loved it!!!!!! We we’re running 20 to 30 mins behind due to car trouble & Ben came back and picked us up…

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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    $55 per person
  • Wed, 4 Aug
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 4 other guests
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  • Thu, 5 Aug
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    This time is popular
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  • Fri, 6 Aug
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
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  • Sun, 8 Aug
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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  • Thu, 12 Aug
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $55 per person
  • Fri, 13 Aug
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $55 per person
  • Sat, 14 Aug
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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.