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Sandcastle Lessons

2612 Gulf Bvld, South Padre Island, TX
+1 956-433-9948
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Owner description: We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from Boomerang Billy's on South Padre Island. Our aim is to make your vacation one to remember, and we supply everything - you just bring your smile. We recommend that you secure your booking before your visit by e-mail, phone or text(please include your name if texting). Instructor Andy Hancock will be pleased to help you build the castles of your dreams using 3 simple steps and no previous experience or creative ability is necessary. Our job is to make sure that in one lesson you have all the skills you will need for a lifetime of building on the beach. We don't watch the clock as we are too busy watching our clients have fun.We even include tools for the truly inspired! - See you on the best beach in Texas!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience!! Andy was such a great teacher and he was so fun and energetic. My husband and I took lessons on our honeymoon and we absolutely enjoyed every minute of it! I'd recommend him to anyone that wants to have an all around fun experience. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We scheduled our eleven year-old's birthday party with Andy. She and her friends had an absolute blast!! We will definitely be doing this again. I can't recommend this enough.

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Belton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent two hours with Andy and our family of five. It was a great family experience! Our kids all joined in on the fun. We had Andy come on our first day here and he taught us an amazing amount in just two hours. We have practiced more each day. People have stopped by and asked if we are... More

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Dousman, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great team building experience. Recommend anyone looking for something that just speaks of SPI to do this. Great Job Andy.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After a lesson with Andy this morning the only thing I regret is not doing this sooner! My 4 and 8 year old boys and I had a wonderful time. My 4 year old stayed amazingly engaged for the full 2 hours and both boys wanted to stay longer. Andy was so great with them and taught them so much... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited SPI and accidentally ran into Andy Hancock, the artist who sculptures trees and builds fantastic sand castles. He was sculpting three palm trees that had been cut down by the city because of electric lines. He crafted a parrot, a baker and what looked like a tiki image on a third tree. He worked quickly and the shapes... More

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La Porte, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My niece lives on SPI and had used Andy to build 2 sandcastles. She spoke very highly of him so when we decided to vist SPI my grandson's birthday was around the corner. All he kept talking about was building a sandcastle at the beach, lol. I contacted Andy by e-mail and told him what I wanted, a large dinosaur,... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We hired Andy to come to our hotel and do a sand sculpting lesson with the wedding party. We built a heart shaped sculpture to commemorate our wedding. Andy was great, not just a great sand artist but a great person. He showed up early and got everything ready then got everyone hands on in the building. Everyone agreed that... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we had an awesome time making a sandcastle with Andy. People who saw our castle couldn't believe that it was the first one we had ever made..... Andy was very friendly and patient. It was an amazing 2 hours. We plan to do it again next time we visit! thanks Andy!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Andy, a true artist with sand, and true larger than life personality, is an experience not to be missed while visiting SPI. Our 9 yr old wasn't so keen on the idea, initially, but he was totally enthralled and loving life when I went to collect him after 90 mins,( as it was part of the hotel's kids entertainment package)... More

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