What we're about
Welcome to CFK aka, Central Florida Kayakers.
Our goal is not the largest membership but an ACTIVE one. Please request to join if you are interested in PARTCIPATING in our trips. Come out and experience the WONDERS of our waterways with us.
Our Mission Statement is about forming small groups for paddling trips. CFK is for people who want to build camaraderie to enjoy day trips, overnight basecamp and river camp trips. Our main goal is to have a group of responsible paddlers for fellowship and camaraderie. We aim to enjoy nature, have fun, help each other, be outdoors and watch out for one another.
We are a group of active recreational kayakers who enjoy being on the water with other upbeat positive people. We appreciate Florida's beautiful nature, springs, wildlife and excellent waterways. All paddling enthusiasts are welcome from young to "young at heart." Members should have their own kayak or access to one, as we do not rent kayaks. For some trips, you should be able to transport two boats 13' or longer. Attending a trip with a shuttle means participating in the shuttle. If you have limitations, consult with the event host before signing up.
We encourage everyone to get outside, burn some calories, soak up some rays and see our glorious creeks, rivers, springs and lagoons. We do single weekday trips, single weekend day trips, weekend trips, multi-day trips with base camping at our great State Parks, National Recreation Areas and State Forests.
Occasionally, we do multiday/weekend river camping trips. We also do occasional full-moon night paddles. Other trips will be to see manatees and or dolphins. Many of our trips are established paddle routes that we do on a regular rotation.
It is understood that State of Florida rules related to life vests and whistles will be followed.
There are no fees or dues in CFK. Members will pay their own launching/parking or camping fees to municipalities or outfitters, when applicable. We are a loosely organized group of people getting together to enjoy kayaking, nature and camaraderie.
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PLEASE READ THE RELEASE OF LIABILTY BELOW:
By participating in a Central Florida Kayakers event/activity, I and my guests Agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY Meet up.com, the Central Florida Kayakers Meetup Group, its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers and event hosts, as well as their families from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries, personal or property, losses, costs, damages, disability or death resulting from participating in or travelling to or from the activity. It is further understood and agreed that this ACCIDENT WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. This ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY shall be construed broadly and applied to the maximum extent permissible by law. Participation in any Central Florida Kayakers event implies that you have read, understand, and agree with, the group’s entire "About Us" page. Per the Electronic Records and Signatures in Commerce Act, Public Law 106-229, by joining this group, you agree to all the terms listed.
We humbly feel it's a privilge to be a member of a no-fee friendly fun active kayaking group such as CFK. Members who have not attended any trips over a long period of time may be removed from membership in CFK.
CFK River Life!