FERRY INFORMATION: The magic of Ocracoke begins on the ferry

Fabulous skies are frequent bonuses on ferry rides to Ocracoke, N.C. Photo: C. Leinbach

The Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry is free of charge. Crossing takes about one hour. 

Runs on all ferry routes can be delayed or canceled at any time and for many reasons.  Please call the Hatteras ferry terminal at 252-996-6000 to check on possible delays or cancellations.

Departing Hatteras:
Daily to May 14: 
5 a.m., 6, 7, 8, 8:30, 9, 10, 10:30, 11, noon, 1 p.m., 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 7:30, 8, 9, 11, midnight.

 

May 15 to Oct. 1–Departing Monday through Saturdays: 5 a.m., 6:15, 7:20, 8:35, 9, 9:15, 9:40, 10, 10:30, 10:55, 11:20, 11:35, noon, 12:20 p.m. 12:50, 1:15, 1:40, 1:55, 2:20, 2:40, 3:10, 3:35, 4, 4:15, 5, 5:30, 5:45, 6:20, 6:35, 6:45, 7:20, 7:50, 8:15, 9:15, 10:45, midnight.
    Departing Sundays: 5 a.m., 6, 7, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, noon, 12:30 p.m. 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7:30, 8, 9, 11, midnight

Departing Ocracoke:
Daily to May 14: 
4:30 a.m., 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11:30, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9, 9:30, 10:30, midnight.

May 15 to Oct. 1–Departing Monday through Saturdays: 5 a.m., 6:10, 7:25, 8:30, 9:45, 10:10, 10:25, 10:50, 11:10, 11:40, 12:05 p.m., 12:30, 12:45, 1:10, 1:30, 2, 2:25, 2:50, 3:05, 3:30, 3:50, 4:20, 4:45, 5:10, 5:25, 6:10, 6:40, 7, 7:30, 7:45, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10:30, midnight.
     Departing Sundays: 4:30 a.m., 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11, 11:30, noon,12:30 p.m., 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 9, 9:30, 10:30, midnight

 

Reservations recommended on Cedar Island and Swan Quarter ferries.  For Ocracoke/Cedar Island/Swan Quarter reservations, call the Ocracoke ferry office: 252-996-6200, or call
1-800-BYFERRY, or visit www.ncferry.org

Cedar Island (Crossing: 2 hrs.,15 min.):
Jan 1 to May 21, 2018:
From Cedar Island: 7 a.m., 10:30, 4:30 p.m.

From Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30.

Swan Quarter (Crossing: 2 hrs., 40 min.):
Jan 1 to May 21, 2018:
From Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30

From Ocracoke: 7 a.m., 10, 1:30 p.m.

N.C. Ferry Division 2018 schedules are below, or clichere: