THE VILLAGES CANOE
AND KAYAK CLUB

A paddling club for residents of
The Villages, Florida

ABOUT US:

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 and Discovery Kayak Tours offer kayaking training courses.    

Our year runs from May 1 through April 30; dues are $15 annually.


LOGGING IN:
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 membership@vckc.net

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 

Juniper Creek - Sun, Aug 26, 2018

Monday, August 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 - Aug 28, 2018

Monday, August 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 on the Gulf of Mexico coast. We will have a variety of paddling experiences on the Gulf.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Chassahowitzka River - Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Monday, August 13, 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 Aardvark Trip- Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

This VCKC paddling adventure is a guided Aardvark's Florida Kayak Company tour of the reclusive Gum Slough, a beautiful spring fed tree canopied waterway near Inverness.   (Read Story) - Login Req'd

Hillsborough River Weekend - Oct 13-14, 2018

Friday, August 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

Thursday, August 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 7th, 2018

Wednesday, August 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

Lower Ocklawaha River - Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Tuesday, August 07, 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 Econlockhatchee River - Sun Dec 9, 2018

Monday, August 06, 2018

The winding Econlockhatchee River (Econ), a tributary of the St. John’s 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

Lower Juniper Creek - Sat Dec 15, 2018

Sunday, August 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