Loading onto the Swan Quarter ferry. Photo: C. Leinbach

OCRACOKE – In order to ease travel to and from Ocracoke Island this weekend, the N.C. Ferry System will add a night run to and from Swan Quarter this Saturday and Sunday only, Aug. 8 and 9.

The schedule for those two days will be as follows:

  • Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m.
  • Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Travelers may make reservations for the added runs online at www.ncferry.org or by calling 1-800-BY-FERRY.

The route will resume its regular one-boat-schedule on Aug. 10. The one-boat schedule will remain in place until a dredging operation can be completed in Big Foot Slough.

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