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“Our whole group loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sandcastle Lessons

Sandcastle Lessons
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from Boomerang Billy's beach Bar on South Padre Island. *PLEASE BOOK EARLY* Our aim is to make your family 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). (** we have a new booking engine on the site - Jan 2017 credit cards accepted) 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
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“Our whole group loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a large group - 6 adults and 8 kids, and we all had a great time working with Andy. He is as funny as he is passionate about sandcastles and did a great job with kids and the adults. We learned a lot and were excited to take what Andy showed us back to the beach.

Visited July 2013
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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A "must do" activity on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Andy did a great job teaching us the techniques for building sandcastles. Our two teenagers (18 and 16) thought sandcastle lessons would be a "kiddie" activity and were reluctant to go. Andy did a great job sharing his expertise, engaging our teens and getting laughs out of everyone. He even let us borrow a couple of buckets so we could practice our newly learned talent while on vacation. The shade canopy over our work area was definitely welcome. It was a great family activity because we all participated in the lesson and then spent hours practicing, building and carving together as a family (something that's hard to do at times with teens who don't want to be seen with their parents - LOL).

I would definitely recommend this activity - you'll have a lot of fun! Thanks Andy.....from a fellow Aussie :-)

Visited August 2013
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Weimar, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The kids favorite thing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Terrific! We had a group of 3 adults and 7 children (ages 2-13). It was so much fun, and we learned a lot. We took the 2 hour lesson, and it was well worth it. All the kids said it was their favorite thing that we did. It was nice that the lessons were in the shade. Some folks were in the sun a bit, so if you have a large group, bring sunscreen. The youngest did get tired, but there was a nice shady porch for him to play on with his grandfather.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Well worth it!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We had an incredible time. Andy is very personable and great with kids. We went with our kids and parents and he kept everyone interested the whole time. It's well worth the money spent.

Visited August 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Best two hours spent on the island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Andy was great. An excellent and personable teacher who made sandcastle making fun. Would highly recommend thus to anyone with a family.

Visited August 2013
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