Home FERRY INFORMATION to Ocracoke–updated Sept. 17

FERRY INFORMATION to Ocracoke–updated Sept. 17

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

Updated Sept. 17, 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 in September 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 Sept. 17: The N.C. Ferry System will return to a one-boat schedule on its routes between Cedar Island, Ocracoke and Swan Quarter beginning Friday, Sept. 18 due to a mechanical issue and shoaling concerns and while dredging of the Big Foot Slough starting Sept. 21 is completed.

The temporary schedule, beginning Sept. 18, will be as follows:
Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m.

Ocracoke to Cedar Island:  7:30 a.m.

Swan Quarter to Ocracoke:  4:30 p.m.

Ocracoke to Swan Quarter:  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: