Ferry Schedules

Ocracoke offers a wonderful destination for your family vacation, honeymoon, fishing trip, extended weekend getaway, or simply an escape from the normal routine.

Part of the charm and allure of the island is its isolation. Ocracoke is accessible only by ferry, private boat or plane.

Ferry reservations to Ocracoke are offered on the Cedar Island-to-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-to-Ocracoke Routes. Service on the Hatteras-to-Ocracoke ferry is provided on a first come first served basis.

Advance reservations are recommended and require a credit card for processing. Ticket holders must check in at the Ferry Terminal and redeem their ticket at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Please visit the North Carolina Department of Transportation website for additional important information, including timeframes and restrictions.

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and can be processed online or by calling 1-800-BY-FERRY daily from 6:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Driving Directions

There are two ferry terminals on Ocracoke Island. The terminal on N.C. 12 at the island's northern tip is for ferries headed to Hatteras Island. The terminal located on N.C. 12 at the island's southern tip is for ferries headed to Cedar Island or Swan Quarter.

For travel instructions, please visit the NCDOT website.

For the most accurate and current Ferry Schedule information, visit the NC Dept. of Transportation.

For directions to each Ferry, visit the NCDOT Ferry Division.

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