Beyond BOW: Women's Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend

Bayfield, WI, USA

104 reviews
Aug 25 - 28, 2022
Group size: 7 - 10
Beyond BOW: Women's Apostle Islands Kayaking Weekend
Bayfield, WI, USA

104 reviews

Aug 25 - 28, 2022
Group size: 7 - 10

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

1-888-622-4911 x 2

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
104 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 for anyone who loves the ocean! So much wildlife and a much larger appreciation for the island of Roatan. Never a boring day, great food, even better people. Scuba not required but heavily recommended.
By Logan D for Roatan 2022: Mr. Collins' Marine Biology Trip on 15 Aug, 2022
This trip was refreshing and it certainly kept my attention! Iceland gave us dramatic beauty, a large variety of experiences, and for me, exposure to a different way of governing and living. Tara was, of course, enthusiastic, aware and in charge every step of the way and she solved small problems efficiently. Thora (driver and guide) was an excellent companion for us all and very knowledgeable. The other guides (kayaking, horseback riding, iceberg exploring, and so on) were also skilled and always friendly. I was a single traveler and enjoyed meeting the groups of women from elsewhere. Good job, Tara!
By Debra B for Iceland 2022: South Coast Multi Sport Eco Tour on 14 Aug, 2022
A trip of a lifetime! By signing up with Green Edventures, I had incredible experiences I never would have known to choose for myself...glacier treks, sea kayaking near seals, soaking a in a hot river, and riding horses on the beach! Tara created an amazing trip, choosing the best of the best activities engaging all ages and skill levels. She was very aware of every individual's needs and limitations, kept us well informed, made sure we learned about the land and culture, and had a ton of fun. I will definitely choose Green Edventures for another trip in the future.
By Kate C for Iceland 2022: South Coast Multi Sport Eco Tour on 14 Aug, 2022
If you could rate Roatan a six star, I would! This is an incredible and unforgettable experience. Green EDVENTURES and Aimee Lowe know how to run a trip. Anthony's Key Resort has been remodeled making the grounds breathtaking and very safe. The bungalows over the water are cute! The food was on point with fresh fish options every night (plus delicious American food choices). They accommodate any allergy. We dove 11 times and saw the most amazing marine life. The dive masters are always looking out for you. If you are on the edge of taking a trip, let this be the final review you read.....SIGN UP NOW! You will not regret seeing the marine life, learning at the RIMS (Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences), relaxing in the pool between the coolest dives, and being around like minded people! There wasn't a thing I would change about this trip. PERFECT!
By NEYSA D for Roatan 2022: Mrs. Downs' Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip on 12 Aug, 2022
THe only thing stopping me from putting 5 stars is that the mountain huts were not great - I prefer to sleep more privately and I think my fellow travelers would prefer not to hear me snore. However, the vistas, the landscapes, the waterfalls, the sky, the earth--WOW. I am so glad I went on this trip! I was so impressed by the organizer, Tara, and the trail guide, Thora. If you are in shape to hike 55 rugged kilometers and love the outdoors in all weather, I highly recommend this trip. Bring good rain gear and lots of layers, and your camera!
By Frances P for Iceland 2022: Women's Laugavegur Trek on 09 Aug, 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