About Us

Captain Tami Gray- Owner Of Family Water Adventures & Wicked Tuna Outer Banks Captain !

I'm Tami Gray, and I am the owner of Family Water Adventures. In 2007, I started this business with a few goals in mind. I wanted to teach my children about our home and the amazing creatures, shells, fish, and mammels that inhabit our inland waters. Secondly, I wanted to share my love for the water with others and give them the opportunity to see the magnificent views, treasures, and absolute beauty of the place I am lucky enough to call home. I have been exploring Hatteras waters for over 24 years. I love educating my customers on our awesome ecosystem and the varieties of sustainable life we have in our waters. There is a delicate balance between the two. It is my job to ensure that your adventure with myself and my crew gives you memories that will last a lifetime. We offer a variety of activities to ensure that fun is had by all ! I look at my job as sharing your vacation with you. I want it to be a great time and something you will come back year after year to experience!

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Captain Michelle Tyus

Hi, I am Captain Michelle, and I am one of the captains with Family Water Adventures. I hold a current captain's license from the US Coast Guard and have years of experience in the waters around Hatteras. I also have years of experience I gained from my time in the US Navy. I have been working with Family Water Adventures for five years, and I am excited about another amazing summer. I grew up in Hatteras village and enjoyed sharing my love and knowledge of the Island with our customers. My goal is to provide your family with a unique experience tailored to your individual group’s desires and needs. I want every customer to have a great time and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

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Captain Roland Mulder

 Hey I'm Captain Roland Mulder, I have been with the Family Water Adventure crew for 4 years ! I have been a fisherman here on Hatteras island for a few decades. I enjoy showing the Family Water Adventures customers the ins and out of Hatteras Island waters, Everyday is different, exciting and spectacular. I hope you will make some great memories onboard my boat and come back whenever you are visiting. Let me know what your interests are, and ill work hard to make it happen.

Captain John Canning (aka Jersey)

Capt John has been fishing Hatteras all of his life. He has tournament fished the blue waters of the gulf stream, owned and operated many of his own vessels for decades, both commercial and charter. He joined the Family Water Adventure crew in 2020, with the desire to slow things down a notch and be able to focus on his charters on a more one to one basis. He is a fun guy with a great sense of humor , and a very knowledgeable captain.We are happy to have him onboard our team of Captains.

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Captain Tony Garcia

Hey folks Captain Tony here and for me it’s all about family, safety and fun! This beautiful island I call home is full of great people, rich in history and wildlife and I love having the opportunity to share it with you all. I’m a licensed USCG Captain, USCG Veteran, life-long fisherman, and student of everything. See you all out there!

Captain Ryan

Hey! I’m Captain Ryan Saul. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and have been in and around the saltwater my whole life. I’m passionate about anything that puts a fish in my hands, from freediving and spearfishing to fly fishing. I also love finding and collecting cool treasures in and around the water to share with my kids. The waters around Hatteras Island have a lot to offer and I’m pumped to share it with you!

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Family Water Adventures

Your Safety is Our Highest Priority

Living on an island has its advantages. However, it also comes along with quickly changing weather patterns. Our employees are trained to stay abreast of the weather conditions. We have a contingency plan if bad weather is in the forecast. Should the weather change or any safety conditions arise, your family's safety will come first. Our Captains have the final decision to return to the dock when it is deemed necessary. This is for your safety.