UPDATE: All Ocracoke Ferries Now In Operation

The NC Ferry System resumed normal operations and normal schedule on Saturday, September 4 as of 5 AM.

Tolls are being waived for residents with appropriate stickers subject to availability. Residents trying to return to Ocracoke on Saturday, September 4 should be in line for the ferry 30 minutes prior to departure.

The Hatteras-Ocracoke route opened early Saturday morning and they are running on the hour until further notice. Pay attention to Highway 12 on Ocracoke and Hatteras islands as overwash may make the route impassable. Be aware of standing water and sand on the road.

Officials advise you to be aware of the state ferry system’s schedule and road conditions before making travel plans.

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Some ferry service has resumed for residents of the barrier islands but the ferry system will likely not resume normal operations until Saturday.

A ferry will leave today at 3 PM from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke and 3:30 PM from Cedar Island to Ocracoke.

It is anticipated that there will be three ferries from Cedar Island and two from Swan Quarter to Ocracoke today. Traffic as indicated by purple and green stickers will be allowed on the island. Vehicles with red stickers will be allowed on as space available. The State Highway Patrol shall restrict access without appropriate credentials. Ferries are not available to tourists and visitors Friday.

The Hatteras-Ocracoke route is not operating currently. This will be subject to change as road and weather conditions allow.

It is anticipated that the NC Ferry System will resume normal operations on Saturday, September 4 at 5 AM. Tolls will be waived for residents with appropriate stickers subject to availability.

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