​"OBX Dynamic Duo!” Step-On Outer Guides to the Outer Banks


Danny Couch, owner, Hatteras Tours, 252-475-4477, danny.c.couch@gmail.com

Lorrie Love, Tourism Sales & Events Manager, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, 252-473-2138, love@outerbanks.org

Aaron Tuell, Public Relations Manager, Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, 252-473-2138, tuell@outerbanks.org

Brenda Bahler, owner, Top Notch Tours, 765-482-8135, topnotchtours@mymetronet.net


James’ knowledge of this area is amazing; his presentation is wonderful and his voice is very pleasant to your ears –  Marilyn & Sonny

James, Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us; very enjoyable and informative – Jewell & Tom

So knowledgeable & humorous at the same time – J.J.

Made it Interesting! – Bob

Good Sense of humor – L.

Bob and I love your clear voice.  Didn’t miss a word in a big crowd!

James has a delightful way of making history enjoyable – E.M.

So informative- interesting- fun – JB

James’ fun personality. Very informative and very interesting – anon

Great historically researched interpretation; good storyteller! - JH



At the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

We are also Members of the Pea Island Preservation Society. We are part of a team that presents a live PowerPoint presentation "Freedmen, Surfmen, Heroes." It is the story of Keeper Richard Etheridge and his only U.S. all-black lifesaving crew at the U.S. Pea Island Life-Saving Station, Hatteras Island, NC Outer Banks.  Our team members include Darrell Collins (far left) and Joan Collins, first cousins and actual descendants of station crewmen. Photo courtesy John Havel.

We start at Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

Lake Wiley K-5, Charlotte, Hatteras & Ocracoke, April 5, 2017, Young Tours


 Linda with students at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse                    Linda and James (far right) with kids after the climb. They were stoked!



On the Hatteras - Ocracoke ferry.  "Slick cam" on the first.  But eventful both crossings!

Harris Middle School, Spruce Pine, Mitchell County, NC. Young Tours, April 20, 2016

Waiting for the ferry, Hatteras Village.  We all got on!                      Linda with tour group at Ocracoke Lighthouse.  Then on to British Cemetery

​​​KEEPER JAMES & LINDA: Hatteras Island’s “Dynamic Duo” STEP-ONs!

THE most experienced, the most informative and the most entertaining

Covering ALL of the Outer Banks!

Services: James Charlet & Linda Molloy, the “Dynamic Duo” long-time residents of Hatteras Island, can work for your tour groups individually or as a team. They are exceptionally well-grounded and well-rounded in Outer Banks history, geography and culture. 

Specializing in:

The Wright Brothers, Chicamacomico & the “Forgotten Heroes” of the U.S. Life-Saving Service (predecessors of today’s Coast Guard),the replica ship Elizabeth II and the “Raleigh’s Roanoke Voyages” at Roanoke Island Festival Park, and the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a beloved majestic symbol of America. 


Keeper James: 20+ years “front line” experience in the tourist industry; was classroom teacher for 25 years; Keeper James' new book available on tour: Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: Dramatic Rescues and Fantastic Wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Linda: 12 yrs “front line” experience in the tourist industry; had role with Richard Gere in the movie Nights in Rodanthe, based on the novel written by Nicholas Sparks!

Receptive services available.

CONTACT:  KeeperJamesLSS@gmail.com   252-996-0493         or        252-256-0130

FEES:  $600 per guide per coach per day

​           $800 for two guides on same coach per day

           $750 per day, guide dressed in period garb, one or both

           $100 per day if dropped off at DIFFERENT location from where originally picked up

           $200 receptive service = one-time fee if service requested

  Additionally, a program can be given to your group (ex: after-dinner event, special occasion, etc.) for an extra fee of $300.00/program.