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Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

Nottawasaga River

$75/person and up

 4-8 km

1.5 - 3 hrs

2+ people


Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports out there.  Come join us and learn why everyone is raving about this super fun sport.  We'll provide the instruction and equipment for your lesson on the Nottawasaga River in Wasaga Beach.

Meet us in the Wasaga Sports Park (park near our “kayak rental” sign and walk past the Wasaga Sky Dive trailer towards the river). We will greet you there to get you going on your paddle into spectacular Jack's Lake. The paddle goes through beautiful wilderness and you'll have the opportunity to see bald eagles, trumpeter swans, osprey, beavers, turtles and so much more.

Level of experience

Beginners to Experienced – The Nottawasaga River is great for beginner paddlers. You'll be shown some paddle strokes to help you maneuver your paddleboard.


9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

What to bring

Water to drink, sunscreen, a towel, and extra clothing to change into

What to wear

Swimsuit, hat, water shoes or barefoot


Includes instruction and all equipment needed.

1-1.5 Hour Lesson

$ 75

per person + HST

During this time you'll learn about your board and paddle, how to get up on the board, stay balanced and then move on water.

Book Tour

2-3 Hour Lesson and Tour

$ 105

per person + HST

This trip is for those who want more time on the water and really want to get a full experience in.  We’ll paddle through beautiful wilderness and you'll have opportunity to see bald eagles, trumpeter swans, osprey, beavers, turtles and really hone in on the skills you've learned.

Book Tour


At all times
  • Please follow a “leave no trace” policy. If you pack it in, pack it out (this applies to trash as well and especially cigarette butts).

  • Take only pictures and leave only footprints. Please do not disturb vegetation or wildlife.

On the water
  • Life jackets are to be worn.

  • Alcohol and cannabis are not permitted (it’s the law!).

  • Please only open your marine safety kit in an emergency situation.

Upon completion
  • Beaver River: please bring your boats and equipment from the river back up to the yard (you must remove any personal items or trash).

  • Nottawasaga River: A guide from Free Spirit Tours will help you with your boat (you must remove any personal items or trash).


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Niroshan Udith Bandara
Niroshan Udith Bandara
Absolutely calm and peaceful and we enjoyed kayaking in the beaver river. Free spirit tours makes it so enjoyable. They will shuttle you and kayak upstream and then you just kayak back to your car. The staff were very helpful and friendly too. Equipment were in great condition. Changes were also reasonable too. Recommend them with Five stars.
Will and Joel provided timely information, excellent customer service and willingness to make this a great day out on the river!
C. Jeffery
C. Jeffery
👍👍 excellent customer service. (We did the 5hr paddle and used shuttle service with our own canoe as well as renting a kayak for our son to use) we will definitely be paddling again. Thank you so much guys! :)
George Robison
George Robison
Did the 2 hour canoe trip. Loved it. Beautiful scenery and great staff.
Timea Szoboszlai
Timea Szoboszlai
My husband, brother and I did the Nottawasaga River kayak tour last week and loved it! It was a beautiful paddle filled with fish, turtles, blue herons, cormorants, and other aquatic birds. Jenny and Tim were also incredibly kind. Their attentiveness, professionalism and advice made the whole experience smooth, well-organized and highly enjoyable. We will be making Free Sprit Tours a regular part of our summer trip up to the Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach. Free Spirit Tours is the perfect option for anyone looking for a memorable outdoor adventure!



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