August 4, 2017

NC Ferries to Resume Regular Service to Ocracoke Friday

With emergency evacuation orders set to be lifted for both Hatteras and Ocracoke islands at noon, the North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division will be resuming a regular schedule on the Hatteras-Ocracoke, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, and Swan-Quarter Ocracoke routes as of 4:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4. In accordance with proclamations from Dare and Hyde counties, visitors will be allowed to board Ocracoke-bound ferries beginning at noon.

“We’re very happy to be welcoming our summer visitors back on our ferries and back to Hatteras and Ocracoke,” said Ferry Division Interim Director Jed Dixon.

Ocracoke Island has been under a mandatory evacuation order for visitors since 5 p.m. July 27, due to a weeklong power outage. During the evacuation period, North Carolina ferries carried 3,783 people and 1,485 vehicles off of Ocracoke Island.

Visitors can download and print ferry schedules at

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