Home FERRY INFORMATION to Ocracoke–updated Oct. 9

FERRY INFORMATION to Ocracoke–updated Oct. 9

Hatteras recedes as the ferry heads toward Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach

Updated Oct. 9, 2020:
Motorists are urged to follow the NC Ferry routes on Twitter for daily updates on ALL of the ferry routes. Route-specific Twitter feeds are available:
Hatteras-Ocracoke: @NCFerryHatteras
Cedar Island-Ocracoke & Swan Quarter-Ocracoke: @NCFerryPamSound

The Ferry Division will continue to encourage passengers to remain in their vehicles or stand at least six feet from other people while on board to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Service on the Hatteras-Ocracoke route are as follows:

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

Update Oct. 9 : The N.C. Ferry System will return to its normal Pamlico Sound schedules Oct. 10 after successful dredging of the Big Foot Slough. This schedule will remain in effect through the off-season months as long as water depths in Bigfoot Slough remain stable. Be aware that runs are subject to cancellation at any time.

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

Passengers can reserve space on these departures online at www.ncferry.org, or by calling 1-800-BY FERRY.

The passenger ferry ended its runs on Sept. 10.

Runs on all ferry routes can be delayed or canceled at any time and for many reasons.  The ferry captains makes their own decisions about whether or not it is safe to run, but generally, when wind speeds reach about 35 mph, ferry runs will be suspended until the winds die down. 

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

For N.C. Ferry Division 2020 vehicle ferry schedules, click here: