JAMES CITY-Page Bishop, a realtor with Liz Moore & Associates, has found a new way to show her clients some of the area’s beautiful rivers and natural areas via a new business venture, Page Paddle.
Bishop’s new business specializes in standup paddleboarding (SUP) lessons and adventures, and she views it as a complement to her role in real estate.
Bishop has been paddleboarding for about ten years, way before it became the rage. She began paddleboarding on Powhatan Creek.
“I love paddleboarding because it’s a way to connect closely with water and nature,” she said. “There’s a serenity to it that is hard to find anywhere else.”
Her real estate business went through considerable changes during the pandemic, allowing her more free time, which she used to get Page Paddle off the ground. She opened for business in the spring of 2021.
“For years I thought about creating a side business doing stand-up paddle lessons.” Bishop said. “People kept telling me I should do something with this.”
Lessons are offered at 8:00am and 6:00pm on most days. Instructions with or without renting her fleet of boards are available. Cost per lesson is $80 for 90 minutes with all gear provided. Depending on the individual, two to three lessons should get you comfortable with the sport.
Page Paddle also books private parties up to eight people. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her Facebook page.