Carolina residents and visitors planning trips to the North Carolina
coast in the new year can now find and print the 2017 state ferry
Residents and visitors will find most of the
schedules the same as they were this year, with one notable exception
-- an extension of the spring schedule on the Ocracoke-Hatteras
route. The extended, "shoulder season" schedule will be run from the
week before Easter (April 11) to the beginning of the full summer
season schedule (May 15).
"There are two reasons for the extension," said
Ferry Division Director Ed Goodwin. "First, Easter is later in the year
than it has been the past two years, and second, Ocracoke has
established several shoulder season events that are drawing more
visitors earlier in the season. We consulted with the organizers of
those events and expanded the schedule to give them the service they
Printable copies of the Ferry System's 2017 schedule are available on the Ferry Division's webpage.