Springtime ferry schedules now in place for Hatteras-Ocracoke, others start soon

Published 7:02 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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As winter turns to spring in eastern North Carolina, three popular ferry routes will soon be adding departures to their daily schedules.

On March 7, the Hatteras-Ocracoke vehicle ferry increased its daily schedule from 28 to 36 departures.

The schedule, effective March 7, will be:

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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.

The Hatteras vehicle ferry will again increase its departure schedule on April 4 before running its full summer schedule beginning May 16.

On March 14, the Ocracoke-Cedar Island and Ocracoke-Swan Quarter routes will increase daily departures from two to three from each terminal.

The schedules, effective March 14, will be:

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.

The Cedar Island and Swan Quarter routes will remain on these schedules until May 16, when they will also go to a full summer schedule.

A complete ferry schedule can be found at ncdot.gov/travel-maps/ferry-tickets-services/routes/Documents/ferry-schedule.pdf.