Hatteras-Ocracoke passenger and vehicle Ferries return to full schedule

By on August 6, 2020

NC Ferry Hatteras and North Carolina Ferry System


The Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry returns to a full schedule and the passenger Ocracoke Express resumes operations on Thursday, August 6. Visit Ferry Division for updates.

Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes are still on a one-boat schedule due to shoaling. Shoaling in Bigfoot Slough outside of Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Terminal continues with the passage of Hurricane Isaias this week, forcing the N.C. Ferry Division to immediately adopt a one-boat schedule on Pamlico Sound until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can complete dredging operations.

UPDATE: Ferry Division Adds Evening Runs between Swan Quarter and Ocracoke This Weekend Only

In order to ease travel to and from Ocracoke Island this upcoming weekend, the N.C. Ferry System will be adding a night run to and from Swan Quarter Saturday and Sunday only.

The schedule for those two days will be as follows:
  • Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m.
  • Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The routes will resume their regular one-boat-schedule​ on Aug. 10. The one-boat schedule will remain in place until a dredging operation can be completed in Bigfoot Slough.

Travelers may make reservations for the added runs online at www.ncferry.org or by calling 1-800-BY-FERRY.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the North Carolina Ferry System is operating a reduced schedule on all routes. Visit Ferry Division for updates.

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