On the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route. Photo: C. Leinbach

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s popular Hatteras-Ocracoke route will switch to its reduced, off-season winter schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The change reduces the number of daily departures on each side of the route from 26 to 18. Motorists wishing to access Ocracoke can also use the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferry routes, which accept reservations online at www.ncferry.org​ or by telephone at 1-800-BY-FERRY. 

Starting Nov. 2, the Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule will be as follows:

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

From Ocracoke: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.

A listing of all current ferry schedules can be found on the Ferry Division’s website.