First Mate Open Cockpit Biplane Ride in Galveston

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Galveston, US
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Galveston, US
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Experience the thrill of soaring through the sky in an open cockpit biplane and take in the breathtaking sights of Galveston. This 20-minute ride will give you a unique perspective of this charming town, including iconic landmarks such as Pleasure Pier and Battleship Texas. With a maximum of two passengers per ride, you and your companion can enjoy this exhilarating adventure together. From the moment you check in at the Scallywag Air desk inside the Scholes International Airport Terminal building, you'll be swept away on a journey filled with awe and wonder. So don't miss out on this bucket list experience and book your First Mate Open Cockpit Biplane Ride in Galveston today.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 18 minutes - 20 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-2 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Bird's eye view of Historic Pleasure Pier
  • Aerial views of Battleship Texas and town of Galveston
  • Scenic circle of the town, including Pleasure Pier
  • Experience the beauty of the Gulf beaches from the air
  • See the Elissa from a new perspective
  • Use of retro flying cap and goggles
  • Gratuities

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Indulge in a truly exhilarating adventure with the First Mate Open Cockpit Biplane Ride in Galveston. This thrilling tour offers you the opportunity to check off an item from your bucket list, immersing yourself in a nostalgic aviation experience. Prepare to soar through the skies for a memorable 20-minute biplane ride, with approximately 10-12 minutes spent in the air. Embark on a smaller scenic circle of the charming town, taking in breathtaking sights such as the iconic Pleasure Pier and the imposing Battleship Texas.

What to Expect?

During this enthralling biplane ride, anticipate an extraordinary birds-eye view of Galveston's impressive landmarks. Your journey begins at the Scallywag Air desk inside the Scholes International Airport Terminal building. Once aboard, witness a mesmerizing panorama of the historic Pleasure Pier from above, marveling at its vibrant attractions and scenic surroundings. As you glide through the skies, take in the stunning Gulf beaches as they stretch out beneath you. Admire the majestic Battleship Texas and the charming town of Galveston from an elevated vantage point. Additionally, you'll catch a glimpse of the magnificent Elissa sailing ship, an awe-inspiring sight that will leave you in awe.

Who is this for?

This incredible biplane ride is suitable for anyone seeking a thrilling adventure and a unique perspective of Galveston. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply an avid traveler, this experience is sure to captivate your senses. The tour accommodates a maximum of two passengers per ride, making it an ideal activity for couples, friends, or even solo explorers. Regardless of age or background, the First Mate Open Cockpit Biplane Ride offers an unforgettable adventure for all who embark upon it.

Why Book This?

Unleash your adventurous spirit and brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure with the First Mate Open Cockpit Biplane Ride. This experience provides an unparalleled opportunity to witness Galveston's beauty from a perspective that few have encountered. Soar through the crisp air, feel the wind in your hair, and revel in the excitement of riding in an open cockpit biplane. Capture remarkable photos and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Embark on this unique journey to gather unrivaled stories for your travel repertoire and impress your friends with your daring escapades.

Good to Know

To ensure a seamless experience, please check in with the Scallywag Air desk inside the Scholes International Airport Terminal building. The total duration of this biplane ride is approximately 18 to 20 minutes, with 10-12 minutes dedicated to flying. It is essential to bring your sense of adventure, along with a camera to capture the breathtaking views. Prepare to be amazed as you witness the fusion of history, nature, and the thrill of flight.


Reviews from previous adventurers have been overwhelmingly positive. Travelers have praised the breathtaking views and the thrill of riding in an open cockpit biplane. Many have expressed their gratitude for the knowledgeable and friendly pilots who provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Past participants have described the tour as a "must-do" activity in Galveston, praising the smooth organization and professionalism of Scallywag Air. Indulge in this once-in-a-lifetime experience and join the ranks of satisfied customers who have witnessed Galveston's charm from an entirely new perspective.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

(Pass by)

Get a birds eye view of the Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Island

(Pass by)

Explore the beautiful Gulf beaches from the air. Includes aerial views of Battleship Texas and town of Galveston

Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

(Pass by)

See the Elissa from the air.



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Great and fantastic experience. The poilet is an amazing guy and took his time to go through everything needed to know about the flight. Will go back again and I recommend this for those who want to have an experience of all time. Take your kiddos there they would love it.


Great flight over Galveston Island. Emma ,Pilot, was very accommodating. Best to schedule through Scallywag Air, not Trip Advisor. Hours of flight times are different.


This was our second trip with Scallywag Air and what a ride! We flew with Emma at the helm and had a fantastic time! Smooth ride, even smoother landing. We will continue to book with Scallywag Air every time were in Galveston.


Very exciting, really enjoyed the landing , While sitting up front in the cockpit! The flight was nice and smooth, our pilot was very nice and experienced.


This was an amazing trip. I always wanted to go on an open cockpit plane ride. Don’t look back and say I should have! When else will you have this type of opportunity.


This excursion is a MUST! Beginning to end -> highlight of the entire birthday weekend! I highly recommend

Cindy A

My husband and grandson recently took this flight, while I waited on the ground. The pilot, Emma, was fabulous! We had taken our 11 year old grandson to Galveston for a Birthday celebration and this was definitely a high light of his day!


The wind in my face flying in the sky and viewing ggalveston from above. Its just a great time and tour to do. Great memory.


Our pilot was excellent! Enjoyed it very much! It did the 5:30pm tour for pictures of a beautiful sunset. Was very romantic and perfect for our valentines day tour..... even got my Valentine's day ring above the boardwalk ❤️


If you have a love for flying akin to riding motorcycles in the air. A Scallywag flight is an incredible experience as you take flight in a modern manufactured, open cockpit Waco biplane of 1930's-40's design. Aerial views over Galveston are spectacular. Highly recommend this wonderful flying experience to anyone. -Taxi
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