Some ferry routes operating on limited schedule, others still suspended

Published 5:18 pm Monday, November 8, 2021

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North Carolina ferries resumed limited operations Monday on several routes where service was suspended this weekend due to high winds from the coastal storm, stated a press release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Due to high winds, the ferries between Hatteras and Ocracoke, as well as the Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter have started running on the following limited schedule:

  • Hatteras-Ocracoke: Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., midnight
  • Ocracoke-Hatteras: 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke-Swan Quarter: 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter-Ocracoke: 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke-Cedar Island: 4:30 p.m.
  • Cedar Island-Ocracoke: 1:30 p.m.

“Some ferry routes are still suspended, due to impacts from the storm. The Currituck-Knotts Island ferries have been suspended due to water levels too low to operate,” stated the release. “The Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach ferries are still suspended due to high winds and elevated water levels.”

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North Carolina’s other coastal ferries are running on their regular schedules.

Ferry operating schedules could change as weather conditions change. For operating schedules, check NCDOT on social media or call 252-996-6000.