|Ocracoke Update: Life without a highway
January 3, 2008
New Ocracoke winter ferry schedules
To help accommodate traffic to and from Ocracoke during
the bridge replacement project this winter, the North Carolina Ferry
Division has made changes in the Cedar Island, Swan Quarter, and
Hatteras routes to Ocracoke.
The schedules are expected to be in place from Jan. 2 until March 15
A vessel will leave each side at 5 a.m. and run every other hour from
each side until 9 p.m. Ferries will leave Ocracoke on the even hours
and will leave Hatteras on the odd hours. The last vessel will
leave Hatteras at 9 p.m. and tie up at Ocracoke to be in place for an
emergency during the night.
Leave Ocracoke Leave Hatteras
5 a.m. 5 a.m.
6 a.m. 7 a.m.
8 a.m. (etc.) 9 a.m. (etc.)
8 p.m. – last run 9 p.m. – last run
Same schedule as summer:
Leaving Ocracoke: 6:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Leaving Swan Quarter: 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Tolls will be waived on the Ocracoke-Swan Quarter ferry for Ocracoke residents and vendors.
New schedule for this winter:
Leaving Ocracoke: 7 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.
Leaving Cedar Island: 7 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.
The Tuesday at 7 a.m. ferry from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke will be
designated for LP Gas and gasoline trucks. The Tuesday and Wednesday at
4 p.m. ferries from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter will be designated for
their return. This will limit the passengers allowed on the vessel.