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. We don't have meetings in June, July, and August.  We have club paddle outings each month throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining our club and you are not sure of your paddling skills, we encourage you to take an introductory kayaking class. Aardvark offers excellent 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 

Weeki Wachee River - July 21, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

This club outing to Weeki Wachee River, one of Florida’s most beautiful paddle trips on crystal clear waters paddling from the head springs to Roger’s Park. A classic paddling experience! The trip involves a shuttle.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Rainbow River - Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the Rainbow River, one of Florida's premiere spring fed rivers. Raibow River is very popular among paddlers and tubers.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Ocklawaha River - Aug 07, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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

Juniper Creek - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We travel to Juniper Creek in the Ocala National Forest. Juniper Creek is one of Florida's most beautiful paddle trips floating on crystal clear waters through a tree canopied semi-tropical forest.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Ozello Aardvark Guided Trip- Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the Florida west coast on a guided Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company tour of the St. Martins Marsh coastal backwaters.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Chassahowitzka River - Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the Florida west coast to the Chassahowitzka('chazz-uh-wits-kuh') or Chazz River backwaters. The “Chazz” is another spring fed river offering interesting side channels to explore.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Gum Slough - Sept 25, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels West to the reclusive Gum Slough, a beautiful spring fed tree canopied waterway near Inverness. This will be an out and back journey with no shuttle involved.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Hillsborough River Weekend - Oct 13-14, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

This VCKC paddling outing will take us on a multi-day paddling adventure on the Hillsborough River with optional overnight stay at nearby hotel or campground. The Hillsborough is recognized as part of the Florida Greenways & Trails.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Fort Island to Mullet Key - Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Saturday, June 09, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the Florida west coast on an Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company commercial guided tour of the open waters of the Gulf to visit Mullet Key or Shell Island depending on the weather conditions.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Withlacoochee River - Wed, Nov 11, 2018

Friday, June 08, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels South to the nearby Withlacoochee, a wilderness river close to home! Enjoy an after paddle burger and brew at the River Ratz Cafe!   (Read Story) - Login Req'd