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 www.galveston.com
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.
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.
Plan your dream cruise with galvestoncruises.com! For 16 years galvestoncruises.com has specialized in cruises from Galveston Island. Visit their website to find everything you need to know about your next Galveston cruise.
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.
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.
Galveston Shuttle Bus is also available at Scholes International Airport. You can contact them for their services to get you to where you need to go around the island. Call ahead at (281) 229-0299 to check availability
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.
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! Service runs 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. Routes take you along the Seawall from Stewart Beach to Moody Gardens, and to historic downtown. For a map of the route visit www.galvestontrolley.com.