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Pamlico Sound Ferries Back to 2 Trips a Day

A state ferry arrives at the Swan Quarter dock. Photo: N.C. Ferry Division

With the return of the M/V Silver Lake from its required dry dock period, the North Carolina Ferry Division was able to resume Sunday a two-boat schedule on its routes between Cedar Island, Ocracoke and Swan Quarter.

The following is the schedule that will remain in place until further notice:
  • Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m.
  • Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 7:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
  • Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m., 4:30 p.m.

Passengers can reserve space on these departures online at, or by calling 1-800-BY FERRY.​

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