NCDOT Ferry Division Update

Press Release

There will be two return runs at 4 p.m.

today from both Cedar Island and Swan Quarter to Ocracoke and a 4 p.m. run from Ocracoke to Cedar Island. Beginning tomorrow, the Pamlico Sound schedule will return to its normal fall schedule of four departures from each side at Cedar Island-Ocracoke route and two departures from each side at Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route. The schedule beginning tomorrow is:

•    Departing Cedar Island and Ocracoke at 7:30 a.m., 10, 1 p.m. and 4;
•    Departing Swan Quarter at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and
•    Departing Ocracoke to Swan Quarter at 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

According to Hyde County Emergency Management, visitors will not be allowed entry at this time but will allow the following:
•    Emergency Personnel – Hyde County red re-entry tag or purple priority re-entry sticker;
•    Infrastructure – Hyde County yellow re-entry tag or purple priority re-entry sticker; and
•    Residents – Hyde County green re-entry tag or green resident re-entry sticker.
For re-entry questions, please call Hyde County Manager at (252) 542-9283 or Hyde County Public Information at (252) 542-0842.

Hatteras-Ocracoke Route
The Hatteras-Ocracoke route will begin operating once sand is cleared off NC 12 from Ocracoke Village to the ferry dock.

For information about the emergency ferry route between Rodanthe and Stumpy Point, click here.

Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter at 

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