Beyond BOW: Women's Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend

Bayfield, WI, USA

93 reviews
Aug 25 - 28, 2022
Group size: 7 - 8
Beyond BOW: Women's Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend
Bayfield, WI, USA

93 reviews

Aug 25 - 28, 2022
Group size: 7 - 8

About this trip

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Experience the Apostle Islands, the Crown Jewels of Northern Wisconsin with a group of adventure-minded BOW women. Feel the thrill of crossing big water, and enjoy gliding through sandstone arches, and in and out of sea caves.

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.

Who should sign up?

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.

This trip is in partnership with Becoming an Outdoors Woman. 

Deposit due June 1st

Limited to 10 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. 

Trip Highlights

 This Apostle Island Adventure 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.


Participants will stay at Woodside Cottages. Each cottage has  2-bedrooms, and 1 bathroom. Each bedroom has a queen size bed for one participant. The cottage are heated and fully furnished with kitchenettes. There are only 2 participants per cottage.

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Meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 4 is 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. 

Sign Up!

Submit your deposit by JUNE 13th to reserve your spot and lock in your package price. 

We are holding a few cabins until June 13th. Any booking after June 13th will be based on cabin availability and the price of that cabin at booking. 



Green Edventures Tours

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Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Peggy Farrell


What’s included

  • Professional Guides
  • Lodging
    3 nights
  • Meals
    3 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All fees and permits
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
    10% of the tour price.
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation
    Participants shuttle in their own vehicles


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

Your Organizer

Green Edventures Eco Tours & Safaris
93 reviews
Fun, active, and educational nature-based group eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. Specializing in women's adventure travel groups, and teacher-led student groups. Inquire about custom and co-ed trips.


A wonderful trip, the people were friendly and very eager to please. It was the experience of a life time. I would highly recommend this trip.
By Carol P for Tanzania 2022: Serengeti Great Migration Safari & Cultural Eco Tour on 07 Jun, 2022
Five stars! This was the trip of a lifetime, really living up to expectations. Loved getting to know individual members of the tribes that we visited, as well as seeing the wildlife in their natural habitat. Our guides were impeccable, and Lori, our leader, had everything in hand too. Congratulations to all!
By Jean P for Tanzania 2022: Serengeti Great Migration Safari & Cultural Eco Tour on 02 Jun, 2022
This was the best trip ever! Green Edventures was very organized and extremely helpful with their pre-trip information. Our leader Lori Anderson was fun, fabulous, and welcoming. Our Tanzanian guides were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Because of them we were able to see all of the animals and most of them up close. They could answer all of our questions about the animals, birds, plants and cultures of the area. We visited several tribes and experienced what their daily lives are like. All of the accomodations were luxurious. This trip went beyond my expectations!
By Michele K for Tanzania 2022: Women's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari on 23 May, 2022
This was a bucket list trip and Green Edventures and Mantangos Expedtions knocked it out of the park! We saw more animals up close and personal then I ever expected. The guides were knowledgeable and the food and accommodations were all wonderful. I fell in love with the country and it’s people. If you get a chance to go on safari, do it!
By Lois S for Tanzania 2022: Women's Northern Circuit + Serengeti Safari on 21 May, 2022
Thank you to Green Edventures and Journeys Uganda for providing me with a "Trip of a lifetime"!! From the moment we arrived at the airport, we were treated with genuine hospitality. The lodging was comfortable and each had their own uniqueness. Food was good, and the sites that we visited were all spectacular. From seeing the Shoebills in the Swamp, to the White Rhinos at the Sanctuary, trekking for the Chimps and Gorillas in the jungle, and going on our game drives, the trip was amazing! I would recommend that if you are thinking about making this trip happen for you, GO FOR IT!!!
By Patty K for Africa 2022: Uganda Safari Mountain Gorilla Trekking Women's Travel on 19 May, 2022
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I went on an amazing trip with Tara to Baja, Mexico in 2020. This was a dream trip for me being a wildlife lover. It was incredible to be able to swim with whale sharks and sea lions and get up close with gray whales. Camping on the beach was amazing. We had a great group of women and everyone vibed well and all of the tour guides including Tara, Alex and Chabello were so fun, friendly and helpful every step of the way. The food was great at the campsite and at the restaurants we got to try. When our trip plans initially got derailed waiting on a negative Covid test and we had to get a different flight, Tara did everything in her power to accommodate us and make sure we got to enjoy every part of the trip, including setting us up with another whale shark swimming tour after we had missed the initial one with the group, and she spent time waiting for us to finish before leaving for the airport. I definitely recommend Green Edventures, especially the Baja Mexico trip!
By Katie M on 14 Feb, 2022
I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020