Ferry under construction expected to be ready in 2022
More than 16,500 people got out of their cars and onto the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry this summer season, which began on June 21 and ended on Labor Day. During that season, the Express served an average of 213 passengers a day, more than double the 97 per day of 2020.
In addition,1,020 of those passengers brought their bicycles along for the ride.
Passenger surveys taken over the 2021 season showed the service as a popular option, with 94% of respondents rating it as either “excellent” or “good.”