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 

Silver River At Night - Sun, Jan 20, 2019

Saturday, January 05, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure introduces us to a new experience of night paddling on the nearby Silver River during the blood moon (lunar eclipse).   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Lower Juniper Creek - Mon Jan 21, 2019

Friday, January 04, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure travels NE to the lower Juniper Creek and Lake George to enjoy crystal clear waters, a vast Lake George landscape and an alligators haven!   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Chassahowitzka River - Wed, Jan 23, 2019

Thursday, January 03, 2019

This VCKC Aardvark Guided Tour 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

Crystal River - Tues, Feb 05, 2019

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Travel to Crystal River to do some manatee viewing at Kings Bay and Three Sisters Springs. If the weather is warm, swim among the manatees in Three Sisters Springs!   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Withlacoochee River - Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

This VCKC / Aardvark guide tour This tour launches at the boat ramp at the Dunnellon City Hall and heads downstream following protected inner creeks along the shoreline to the turn around point at the Goldendale boat ramp. This is a loop tour.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Suwannee / Ichetucknee - Feb 23-24, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

This VCKC paddling outing will take us on a two day paddling adventure on the Suwannee and Ichetucknee Rivers with optional overnight stay at nearby motel/cabins and campground. We will paddle the Suwannee River on Saturday and Ichetucknee River on Sunday   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

2019 Paddling Film Festival - Sun Mar 31, 2019

Monday, December 17, 2018

The 2019 Paddling Film Festival will be hosted in central Florida by The Villages Canoe & Kayak Club.   (Read Story)