Springtime ferry schedules for Ocracoke start Tuesday

Published 6:16 am Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Springtime weather is returning to the Outer Banks and with it, three popular ferry routes will soon be adding departures to their daily schedules.

On March 1, the Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter routes will increase daily departures from two to three from each side per day. The Hatteras-Ocracoke route will go from 14 to 18 departures from each side per day.

The schedules, effective Tuesday, will be as follows:

  • Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Hatteras to Ocracoke: 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., midnight.
  • Ocracoke to Hatteras: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m., midnight.
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The Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes will remain on these schedules through May 23, when they will go to a full summer schedule. The Hatteras route will add more departures on April 5 before going to a full summer schedule May 17.

A complete ferry schedule may be found here.

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