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 - Fri, Mar 15th, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

This VCKC / Aardvark guide tour. The tour launches at the Spruce Boat Ramp. The tour follows the run of the Withlacoochee River downstream and along the southern shore of the Halpata Tastanaki Nature Preserve. Then it continues on to the Oxbow Primiti.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Rock Springs Run - Tue March 26, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Launch at King’s Landing and paddle downstream along Rock Springs Run 8 miles to join the Wekiva River. Additional options available for those with the energy! This trip involves a shuttle.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Silver River - Sun, March 31, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Friends of Silver Springs is offering a free Silver River guided paddle. Open to club members and non-club members.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

2019 Paddling Film Festival - Sun Mar 31, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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

Silver River / Ocklawaha - Sat, April 13, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

This is a VCKC club challenge outing that will appeal to long distance paddlers on the beautiful Silver and Ocklawaha rivers.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Withlacoochee River - Thur, April 25th, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 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