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 families 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.




HI I am Captain Michelle and I am one of the captains with Family Water Adventures. I hold a current Captains license from the US Coast Guard and have years of experience on 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 four years and I am excited for another amazing summer. I grew up in Hatteras Village and enjoy sharing my love and knowledge of the island with our customers. My goal is to provide your family a unique experience tailored to your individual group’s desires and needs. I want every customer to have a great time and to take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Yes, sometimes I let the little ones steer the boat back to the marina! They love it!

your safety is OUR Highest Priority

Captain Tami Gray 

Owner of Family WaTER ADVENTURES

Wicked Tuna Outer bANKS

I am Tami Gray, and I am the owner and of Family Water Adventures. I have been professionally working on the water for over 19 years. I hold a US Masters License. I have owned Family Water Adventures since 2007. I enjoy working on the water and educating the public about the importance of sustaining our fisheries, and also demanding freshly caught seafood, from right here in the United States. There is a delicate balance between the two. I want every customer to enjoy their time with me and my crew, I look at my job as sharing your vacation with you, I want it to be a great time.


Captain michelle tyus

Operator for family water adventures