Press Release
Reserve a Spot on Ocracoke Express
Crystal Canterbury
Reservations now available for Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry

After three successful days, the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry is now accepting reservations for travel through June 15. Reservations can be made online at and on the phone at 1-800-BY-FERRY. Walk-up reservations will still be accepted as long as space is available. 

Introductory fares are $2 for a round trip, with children 3 and under free. There is no additional charge for bicycles.

Ocracoke Express service began May 20, whisking 1,021 passengers on a 70-minute trip between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village on its first three days. The passenger ferry will run seven days a week through Sept. 5. A free tram service is available to carry visitors around Ocracoke Village, and bikes and golf carts are also available for rent. (Editor's note: Golf carts can't go past the village; if you plan to go to the beach, expect to bike out there.)

The Ocracoke Express currently departs Hatteras at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m., with departures from Ocracoke at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.

For more information, go to and click on “Ocracoke Express”.