A paddling club for residents of
The Villages, Florida


We are a club of canoe and kayak paddlers for residents of The Villages. Read our by-laws and Member Guide. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center at 2:15. Meetings are not held in June, July, and August.  Club paddle outings occur each month throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining our club and you are not sure of your paddling skills, we strongly encourage you to take an introductory kayaking class. Aardvark and Discovery Kayak Tours offer kayaking training courses.    

Our year runs from May 1 through April 30; dues are $15 annually.

You must log in to participate in the website or join a trip. You must be a member of the club to have an active User Name and password. Just click on the 'Login' button to the left.  Your user ID is your first name and first initial of your last name plus your Village ID—no spaces and no capitals.  For example, if you were John Doe, with Village ID of 123456, your login would be "johnd123456."  You can change your password on your profile page.  If you don't know (or have forgotten) your password, you can retrieve it via the "Forgot your password?" link on the Login page.   If you cannot log in, send an email to

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS:   Please log in and go to your profile and confirm that your email address and other information is current.  If it is not, you will not receive club notices.

 The Villages Canoe and Kayak Club News More News 

Withlacoochee River - Thur, April 25th, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

This is a VCKC / Aardvark guide tour. This tour launches at the Hog Island Recreation Area within the Withlacoochee State Forest. The tour heads south (upstream) in the direction of Silver Lake to the turn around point is vicinity of the Iron Bridge.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Silver River - Tue, May 7, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Another Pati's Paddle for those who take life slow and easy. We venture out on the absolutely fantastic Silver River on a paddle outing that will transcend you to another realm!   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Jenkins Creek - Thur, May 16th, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

This is a VCKC / Aardvark guide tour. We will be paddling in the tidal creeks where the Weeki Wachee, Mudriver, and Jenkins Creek converge. Manatees, dolphins and wading birds may be in the area.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Caladesi Island - Wed, May 29, 2019

James Zoschenko   Thursday, March 28, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure (rescheduled from May 6th) travels to beautiful Caladesi Island State Park to paddle, beachcomb, and swim gorgeous Gulf Coast salt waters. A parrot head paradise!   (Read Story) - Login Req'd