Wheels on Deck
Wheels on Deck
Provides fishing and cruising experiences in a safe, properly equipped and accessible fishing vessel for individuals in wheelchairs.


Wheels on Deck, Inc.© provides fishing and cruising experiences only for individuals in wheelchairs in a safe, properly equipped and accessible fishing boat.



About Wheels On Deck, Inc.©

WOD, Inc.© provides fishing and cruising experiences only for wheelchair users on the Bazinga, a 43-foot Blackwell Express, located at the OBX Marina in Wanchese, NC. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable day on the water for those persons who otherwise may not have the opportunity or ability to do so. 

Bazinga, a custom-made North Carolina boat, is structurally well-suited to provide specialized sport-fishing trips and cruising excursions. Structural renovations were specifically made to the Bazinga over the past two years in order to accommodate two wheelchairs in a secured manner, and enable two companions and two guests to accompany them. All reservations for wheelchair users requires that each be accompanied by a companion. Trips aboard the Bazinga include a professional captain and first mate, who are knowledgeable about the waterways and fishing.  Find out more about us »


Support Wheels on Deck, Inc

The mission of WOD is to enable wheelchair users to have the opportunity to experience and enjoy sport-fishing in the open waters or cruising the inland waters. WOD is an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity organization. Funds donated are directly provided to those individuals who may not have the resources for the cost of the trip, as identified on the "Reservations" page, are tax deductible; as are other financial gifts and bequests. Your generosity in supporting our mission is greatly appreciated.


Our Mission

To give wheelchair users an opportunity to experience the joys of fishing and boating or just being on the open water.


Trips on the Bazinga

The Bazinga accommodates a limited number of passengers (six) in addition to the captain and mate. This includes: a minimum of one wheelchair patron and one companion; or a maximum of two wheelchairs, two companions and two guests. Details about the trips are listed below.


Inshore Trips & Cruises

Inshore full or half day trips are available for cruising or fishing for Flounder, Cobia, Sheepshead, Spadefish, Striped Bass (Striper, Rockfish), Spanish Mackerel, Red Drum, Black Drum, Tautog.

Special Event Cruises

Celebrate the milestones with a cruise―perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, anniversaries, or just a chance to spend time with your family and friends out on the water!


Offshore Fishing

Offshore fishing in the Atlantic Ocean is available for a half day or full day  trip for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Swordfish, Wahoo, Sharks, Tilefish, Grouper.


You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to. Never have I seen a greater, or more beautiful, or a calmer or more noble thing than you, brother.
— Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea