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 

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

Sunday, October 07, 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 7th, 2018

Saturday, October 06, 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

Lower Ocklawaha River - Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Friday, October 05, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels NE to paddle the lower wild Ocklwaha River and Bear Creek. The perfect hideout for gators and banditos.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Lower Juniper Creek - Sat Dec 15, 2018

Friday, October 05, 2018

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

Lower Econlockhatchee River - Sun Dec 9, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The winding Econlockhatchee River (Econ), a tributary of the St. Johnís River and one of the last unspoiled rivers in Central Florida passes through the Little Big Econ State Forest. Shuttle required.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

VCKC Holiday Party - Fri, Dec 21, 2018

Thursday, October 04, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure travels to the wilds of The Villages, Florida to celebrate another great paddling year. We will navigate the maze of food and beverage trays and share our paddling adventures with fellow club members. No shuttle required.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Weeki Wachee River - Mar 05, 2019

Friday, September 21, 2018

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