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Low water forces some cancellations Sunday of Pamlico Sound ferries

Low water in the Pamlico Sound. Photo by Peter Vankevich

Update Monday, Feb. 19: Low water continues to hamper the long ferry routes. The following was posted on Twitter today: “Conditions in the channel leading into Ocracoke are still an ongoing problem for our larger vessels on the sound routes. 1:30 Swan Quarter to Ocracoke and 4:30 Ocracoke to Cedar Island are cancelled for today 2/19/18.” Visit the N.C. Ferry Division’s website here for the latest information.

Sunday morning (Feb. 18) update:  The Swan Quarter to Ocracoke 1:30 p.m.  and the 4:30 p.m. Ocracoke to Cedar Island are cancelled for today due to the low tide water.

The Pamilico Sound has been experiencing low water levels, which has caused cancellations of some of the Cedar Island and Swan Quarter runs to and from Ocracoke. 

Via twitter, the NCDOT Ferry Divsion announced that the Cedar Island to Ocraocke 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Ocracoke to Swan Quarter are cancelled for Sunday (Feb. 18.)

Call the Ocracoke Ferry Office, 252-928-1665, for updates and more information.