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Explore Galveston

Whether you're here for a day or staying for a month, Scholes International Airport has created this quick reference guide to help you make the most of your stay. Fly in and immediately begin your Galveston Island adventure, the most popular attractions on the Island are conveniently located right here on the airport complex.

For a full-service visitors guide, visit the official tourism website for Galveston at

Food & Drinks





Places to Stay

Inn at the Waterpark - 0.6 miles


Conveniently located right next door to Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Moody Gardens, the Inn at the Waterpark is a casual, laid-back hotel with family-friendly rates. Guest receive complimentary breakfast, wireless internet, and miniature golf every day of their stay. Visit their website to check out the family weekend hotel specials and vacation packages.


Moody Gardens Hotel & Spa - 0.8 miles


Everything you'll need in a Galveston hotel at one incredible location. This world-class hotel and spa is set among 242 acres of botanical beauty and accented by magnificent pyramids that contain a living rainforest, a Texas-sized aquarium, and a Giant Screen 3D Theater. Many Value-Priced Seasonal Packages and hotel deals are available.


Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort - 4.8 miles


The spacious villas at Galveston Beach Resort are beachfront and feature a balcony with oceanfront or ocean-side views. Resort amenities include an infinity-edge pool, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, hot tub, grilling stations with picnic tables, sports recreation areas & family activities. It’s location away from the bustle of downtown Galveston with room for families, make it a great Gulf of Mexico vacation getaway.


Hotel Galvez and Spa - 5.6 miles


The only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, heated outdoor saltwater pool with a swim-up bar, and a poolside grill. Guests have free use of bikes and there's a complimentary local shuttle service.



Visit the official Port of Galveston Cruise website for cruise schedules and parking information.


When flying in to go on your cruise, there is never a fee for tie-downs or ramp parking. Complimentary transportation to the cruise terminal may be available, contact our FBO to check availability. 



Courtesy Car

Our fixed base operator, Island Jet Center, offers the use of a courtesy car for when you need to run a quick errand before or after your flight. Call ahead at (409) 572-2555 to check availability.

Rental Cars & Limousines

Before you land, pre-plan your transportation in and around Galveston Island. Call our fixed-base operator Island Jet Center, and let them make arrangements to have a rental car or limousine waiting for you upon your arrival.

Hotel Shuttle

For visitors who have accommodations at Moody Gardens Hotel, complimentary pick-up from the airport terminal is available. Contact our FBO for more information on shuttle service to other Galveston hotels.

Public Transportation

Island Transit is the City of Galveston's public transportation system. Their service area covers 27 square miles of Galveston Island as well as Mainland patrons through Island Connect Mall of the Mainland and Victory Lakes services.

Galveston Island Trolley

A missing piece of Galveston charm has returned! Rail trolley service routes take you along the Seawall from Stewart Beach to Moody Gardens, and a quick transfer will take you to historic downtown. For run times and a map of the route visit

Rideshare Services

Uber and Lyft are both readily available throughout the Island.

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