About Nautical Wheelers
You’ll find Nautical Wheelers stores in coastal towns Oriental and New Bern, NC. They are owned and operated by Camilla and Bill Wheeler, and supported by a loyal staff. The stores combine outdoor wear, casual style, health and beauty products, gifts and wine.
Camilla and Bill are originally from Winston-Salem, both graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They discovered Oriental (and a passion for sailing) in 1994. The couple cruised the east coast from 1996 to 1998 and knew they would return to Oriental someday. In 2010 they did, launching Nautical Wheelers. In 2016 a second store was launched in downtown New Bern.
“We love the sailing community and the small town atmosphere of Oriental and are extremely proud to start a small business in the town we call home. Our philosophy is the customer comes first. If we take care of our customers, the business will be successful.”