St. Louis Canoeing with Cave Rappelling Adventure

St. Louis, MI
Canoeing, Rappelling
12 Explorer Chicks
1 Day


Cue the background music, “🎵 Just around the river bend… 🎵”, as we imagine Pocahontas on a beautiful summer day, exploring all of nature as it whispers confidences to her from the water. She was definitely onto something: The calmness felt floating weightlessly on top of the water as the sun glistens down on the ripples. Feel the excitement build as all the alluring secrets of the water and those off-limits areas are revealed around each new turn.

Group Canoeing

Why learn to canoe you ask? Well, it’s simple! Canoeing provides an everlasting relationship with nature. As a result, also giving you something you will crave over and over again. Starting at Meramec State Park, paddle a calm 2.5 miles down the Meramec River. When all is said and done paddle back up the same 2.5 miles uncovering all the rivers’ secrets along the way. Now breathe in all the fragrances of the wooded pines as they swaddle you inside the calming sounds of the surrounding wildlife. Instantly feel the exhilaration this peace gives you. 🛶

Cave Rappelling

One stroke after another bringing you closer to something you can’t quite make out in the distance. Finally coming into the foreground will be the mouth of Green’s Cave. In front of you will be this spectacular grande 100-foot archway! In view of this will be sure to take your breath away! Now it’s time to wake those land legs back up as we hike to the top of the arch to free rappel 100 feet all the way down! ✌

Group Picnic Style Lunch

As the boats are docked side by side we join together on the gravel bar for our Group Picnic Lunch. While submerged in the serenity of our surroundings we hear the laughs of SHE-Nanigans from our fellow Explorer Chicks. While carefree and taking time to play a little longer and frolic in the cool stream of the cave. Finally, we will paddle back down the Meramec River finishing up at the Meramec State Park.

  • All Equipment Provided.
    • Canoe.
    • PFD.
    • Climbing/Rappelling Equipment.
  • Calm water Canoeing.
  • 100′ Free Rappeling.
  • Guides will also have coolers and dry bags.
  • Learn some ecology and the geology of your surroundings.
  • Instruction – No experience necessary!

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Guide is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. We recommend 10-20%.

Why aren’t gratuities included in the event price? Allowing Guides/Instructors to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Instructors personally.

  • There is not a meal provided.
  • Bring a dry bag to keep lunch and valuables in.
    • Guides will have dry bags and coolers available to use as well.
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior
  • Duration: 7.5 Hours.
  • Women-Only, 21+


  • Your Order Confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.


Meramec State Park Concessions

670 Fisher Cave Dr

Sullivan, MO 63080


Severe Weather Cancellation Policy: 

  • If the event is canceled due to severe weather where safety becomes an issue, you will receive a full refund.

Local Airport

  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)

Local Breweries

  • 4 Hands
  • Urban Chestnut
  • Schlafly Bottleworks
  • Scratch

Local Camping 

  • BYO lunch this is a FULL DAY event.
  • Snacks to keep you fueled along the way.
  • Water Bottle.
  • Brimmed hat or sunglasses with a strap!
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray.
  • Small Dry Bag.
  • Sandals/Water Shoes. (must have closed-toe gym type shoes for rappel)
  • Optional:
    • Bathing Suit.
    • Change of Clothes.
    • Camera/Phone.

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