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Ocracoke ferries


In summer, free ferries run between Hatteras and Ocracoke (40min). There’s room for only thirty cars, and it’s loaded on a first-come, first-served basis. Ferries from Ocracoke also head south down the coast to Cedar Island on the mainland (2hr 15min; $1 pedestrian, $15 car) and to Swan Quarter on the Albemarle Peninsula (2hr 30min; same fares). Both require reservations in summer, preferably a day or two in advance. For further information contact t 1-800/BY-FERRY or w

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