With the kids
back in school, temperatures falling and days getting shorter, the
annual transition to off-season schedules will begin next week for
the North Carolina Ferry System.
Over the next
six weeks, several gradual changes will occur on four of the ferry
system's seven routes:
Sound: Both the Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan
Quarter-Ocracoke routes will begin their off-season schedules on
Sept. 27. Both routes will run three round trips daily.
Fisher: The Southport route will switch to an
off-season schedule on Oct. 1, dropping from 16 weekday round trips
to 14. Weekend schedules will not be affected.
The popular Hatteras-Ocracoke route will switch to a fall schedule
on Oct. 11, going from 36 round trips daily to 26. On Nov. 8, the
route will go to a winter schedule, making 18 round trips daily.
Branch and Pamlico River routes do not change seasonally, and the
Currituck-Knotts Island route remains on the same schedule throughout
the school year.
For a printable
2016 ferry schedule, go to: