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 

Caladesi Island - Wed, May 29, 2019

James Zoschenko   Thursday, April 25, 2019

This VCKC paddling adventure (rescheduled from May 6th) travels to beautiful Caladesi Island State Park to paddle, beachcomb, and swim gorgeous Gulf Coast salt waters. A parrot head paradise!   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Juniper Creek - Tue, June 04, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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

Manatee Springs - Wed, June 12th, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 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 - Sat, June 29, 2019

Monday, April 22, 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