The Ocracoke Express pulls into Silver Lake harbor. Photo: C. Leinbach

HATTERAS – The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands resumed service today (Aug. 3) with the 1 p.m. departure from Hatteras.

The passenger-only ferry had been out of service since July 27 with mechanical issues.
Passengers may once again make reservations for the Ocracoke Express online at or on the phone at 1-800-BY-FERRY.

Regular departures from Hatteras are at 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., with departures from Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Passenger ferry service is a seasonal supplement to the vehicle ferries, which continue to take people between Hatteras and the north end of Ocracoke Island.

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