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Captain Tyler Ryan

Master Captain Tyler Ryan is a maritime professional, with a passion for all things water, growing up boating and diving on some of the most amazing waterways on the planet.


In 2002, Captain Ty moved from the cold waters of the north to warm water and hospitality of Charleston, South Carolina.

While in the Holy City, Captain Ty spent time on Charleston Harbor, Cooper River, and the ICW.  Moving to Lexington in 2005, he found himself spending time on, in, and under Lake Murray whenever possible.

Over the nearly two decades, Captain Tyler found himself owning a paddle sports company, a Topside Commander for the Newberry County Water Rescue Team, and Licensed United States Coast Guard licensed Charter Boat Captain, and serving as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of South Carolina's sailing and boating courses.

In addition to his USCG Master Captain license, Captain Tyler is also a nationally certified power boat / boat rescue instructor, certified through US Powerboating, and recognized by the USCG and NASBLA, instructing with Safer Boater, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Captain Tyler operates Lake Murray Boat Tours, serves as the Spokesman for Safer Boater, a non-profit organization that provides boat training and skills across the country.


Captain Tyler's Training and Experience:

  • United States Coast Guard Boat Charter Master Captain

  • US Powerboating Nationally Certified Safe Power Boating Instructor

  • US Powerboating Safety and Rescue Instructor

  • Safe Sport Certified

  • Boat Safety and Rescue Advanced Instructor

  • Master SCUBA Diver

  • Topside Commander Newberry County Water Rescue Team

  • Underwater Crime Scene Investigator

  • South Carolina Class 1 Police Officer

  • CPR / First Aid / Basic Life Saver

  • Meteorologist: ABC Columbia TV & WFXB Fox TV

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The Manifest Destiny II is the ultimate private tour vessel.  She is an amazing Berkshire Tri-toon all ready for an amazing experience on the Lake.  She is 25' feet long, and boasts an amazing sound system, lots of space for all your gear, and even a full built in bar with stools to make your adventure on the water super fun!  Powered by a 200 hp outboard motor, the Manifest Destiny II will provide hours of memories!

            The Manifest Destiny II highlights:

  • 25' meaning lots of space

  • VHF  Radio

  • Bluetooth radio with kickin' sound

  • Lots of lounge seats

  • Floats / Water Toys

  • Built in bar and bar stools

  • Large rear deck for ease getting on and off

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The Queen of our fleet is  The Manifest Destiny.  You might remember from Social Studies class that Manifest Destiny was the colonial view as America looked to the west that it was all ours for the taking.  When you sit in the middle of Lake Murray, and look in any direction across the water, it is hard not to feel the same...all that you see is yours...if nothing else, at least temporarily.

The Manifest Destiny is a beautiful 30 foot Tahoe Grand Elite Tritoon.  She is outfitted with a powerful, and quiet, inboard engine, which provides a wonderful on board experience for guests.

          The Manifest Destiny highlights:

  • 30' means lots of room

  • Wet Bar

  • Storage Space

  • Giant Swim Platform

  • Comfy Lounge Area

  • Ice Maker / Blender

  • Finely Tuned Stereo (w/ Bluetooth)

  • Floats / Water Toys

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