Transportation

Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry runs to increase March 21 to April 13

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Photo by C. Leinbach

In preparation for holiday travel over the upcoming Easter and Spring breaks, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will enhance the schedule on its Hatteras-Ocracoke route between March 31 and April 13.

The temporary Spring schedule will increase the number of daily round-trip runs between Hatteras and Ocracoke from 18 to 26, with half-hour departures for most of the morning and afternoon hours.

“Our ridership data shows a distinct spike in the weeks surrounding Easter,” said Ferry Division Director Ed Goodwin. “We’re confident this enhanced schedule will accommodate those travelers.”

The Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule will be as follows between March 31 to April 13:

Departures from Hatteras: 5 a.m., 6, 7, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 11, 11:30, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 8, 9, 11, and midnight.

Departures from Ocracoke: 4:30 a.m., 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 12:30 p.m., 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9:30, 10:30, and 12:30 a.m.

After April 13, the Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule will return to its off-season schedule for three weeks before switching to a full summer schedule on May 6.

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