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

MANNS HARBOR – To save operating costs on traditionally low traffic days, four routes in the North Carolina Ferry System will be operating an alternate schedule over the Christmas holiday.

The holiday schedules for the Hatteras-Ocracoke route Dec. 24 and 25 is as follows:

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

Some other North Carolina ferry routes have reduced schedules but all will run their regular schedules​ over the Christmas holidays.

Passengers are reminded they are required to follow all COVID-19 precautions when traveling on a North Carolina ferry, including wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing when outside their vehicles.

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