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 

Manatee Springs - Tue, June 25th, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The tour launches at Manatee Springs State Park, entering the Swannee River from the park's spring run. Distance traveled out is minimal and return. Sitting and observing is the main activity.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Fort Desoto Gulf Paddle - Fri/Sat, June 28-29

Saturday, May 25, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to Fort De Soto Park south of St. Petersburg to paddle in the clear Gulf waters for a destination to Shell Key for shell combing and swimming.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Ocklawaha River - Tuesday July 09, 2019

Jim Zoschenko   Friday, May 24, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure travels N to the Ocklawaha River, a beautiful paddle in Ocala National Forest.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Bennett Creek - Tue, July 16, 2019

Jim Zoschenko   Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bennett Creek / Withlacoochee River Delta / Gulf Coast. Travel to the Florida west coast on a guided Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company tour of the coastal backwaters of the Withlacoochee delta as it drains into the Gulf of Mexico   (Read Story) - Login Req'd  (1)

Haw Creek - Thursday, July 18, 2019

James Zoschenko   Wednesday, May 22, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure for PBO's only (no rentals) travels northeast to a tributary of the St. John's River to paddle a wilderness gem in Haw Creek Preserve.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Deep Creek - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

James Zoschenko   Tuesday, May 21, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure for PBO's only (no rentals) travels north to the Palatka area to paddle a wilderness gem in the Deep Creek Conservation Area. This will be an out and back journey with no shuttle involved.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd