2024: (A) BOW Destinations Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking

      Bayfield, WI, USA

      GE
      177 reviews
      Aug 22 - 25, 2024
      Group size: 7 - 12
      2024: (A) BOW Destinations Apostle Islands Sea Kayaking
      Bayfield, WI, USA

      177 reviews

      Aug 22 - 25, 2024
      Group size: 7 - 12

      About this trip

      Come on up to the Northwoods in the summertime and have a fun weekend adventure on the water with a group of like-minded women on our Wisconsin Women’s Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend.


      The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a U.S. national lakeshore consisting of 21 islands and about 70,000 acres of shoreline. It is known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, a few old-growth remnant forests, and cultural history. For us, it is the perfect playground for adventure and exploration.


      On our Wisconsin Women’s Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend our team will introduce participants to sea kayaking on beautiful Lake Superior. We will spend a lot of time on the water exploring both mainland shoreline and have a full day adventure out to Sand Island. Topside, we will walk on forest trails, visit a nearby orchard, and finish the adventure with a boat cruise of the Apostle Islands.


      Who should sign up on the Wisconsin Women’s Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend?
      The trip is open to women ages 18 and older. Anyone in good health, and who is moderately active can enjoy the activities listed on the itinerary.   No previous kayaking experience is necessary. Participants must be able to swim, and be ok with paddling across open water.


      Considerations: Open water paddle in tandem sea kayaks, up to 6 hours per day with adequate rest breaks.


      Deposit due June 1st

      Limited to 12 participants.


      Click below for the itinerary.

      The order of activities is subject to change based on weather and water conditions. The activities, lodging, guides, and schedule may change without notice as practical considerations arise during program development or onsite. 


      What others are saying...

      "I just got home from Apostle Island kayak with Tim. What an awesome experience. As you know,  Tim is the most amazing guide!! I can't say enough about him.  The trip exceeded my expectations from the get go. Amazing accommodations.  Great group of women. But Tim was exceptional.  He kept our safety a priority, great personality,  obviously super fit and knowledgeable. I never doubted him for a minute. I will definitely look for him to be my guide in the future.  Let me know where to share my opinions!! Absolutely wonderful! I was also provided all the info I needed to prepare for the trip. THANK YOU!” Elaine S

      TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

      The Wisconsin Women’s Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend Includes:


      • 1 half day sea kayaking instruction and paddle. 

      • 1 full day paddle with open water crossing to Sand Island

      • 1 half day paddle at Bark Bay

      • Visit to a Wisconsin orchard or berry farm – 2.5 hour boat cruise of the Apostle Islands. 

      ACCOMMODATIONS

      On our Wisconsin Women’s Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend participants all have single rooms in 2 bedroom cottages with one bathroom.  All cottages are fully furnished and heated. 


      Example of 2 Bedroom (Double Cottages) 

      MEALS

      Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4 are included. 


      Breakfast: Each cabin will be supplied with breakfast supplies (eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, instant oatmeal, coffee, and snacks). Lunches: 2 (boxed lunches in the field) Dinners: 3 dinners are included from local restaurants. 2 take out dinners, and 1 dine in. 

      PACKAGE PRICE: $1975

      Package Price: $1975


      Deposit $500 by 3/15/2024


      Prices are subject to change at any time and can only be locked in after deposits are made.


      Service Fees & Payment Methods

      Green Edventures does not charge a service fee. We use a third party merchant service called 

      WeTravel and they use the credit card processor Stripe. 


      Credit Card

      WeTravel will add a service fee to the total amount of your trip if you pay with a credit card. Credit Cards fees: 2.9% (Amex: 3.9%). This is a bank fee not Green Edventures. 


      ACH / Checking Account 

      If you set up your payment method to be withdrawn from your checking account there are no fees. 


      You can change your payment method at any time in your WeTravel Account. 

      SIGN UP!

      Submit your deposit by JUNE 1st to reserve your spot and lock in your package price. 


      We are holding a few cabins until June 1st. Any booking after June 1st will be based on cabin availability and the price of that cabin at booking. 


      Questions?

      Contact


      Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

      Peggy Farrell

      1-715-346-4681

      pfarrell@uwsp.edu


      Green Edventures Tours

      1-888-622-4911 x 2

      contact@greenedventures.com

      GREEN EDVENTURES' POLICIES

      What’s included

      • Professional Guides
      • Lodging
        3 nights
      • Meals
        3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
      • All fees and permits
      • Kayaking equipment

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Beverages
      • Gratuities
        10% of the tour price.
      • Personal spending money
      • Travel insurance
      • Local transportation
        Participants shuttle in their own vehicles

      Available Packages

      PACKAGE PRICE: $1975
      Available until March 15, 2024
      $1,975
      Deposit: $500

      Itinerary

      Day 1:
      Arrival & Introduction to Sea Kayaking

      Arrive at Woodside Cottages by 12pm. Meet for an orientation, and then head to the lake for Sea Kayaking instruction. Learn paddling, maneuvering, wet exit, and practice your skills on a calm bay. 


      Return to Woodside Cottages at 5pm and check into cottages. 


      Dinner is take out from a local restaurant. 


      Meals: D


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