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Ferries to Ocracoke to Resume Full Schedule

The view of Ocracoke from a ferry as it approaches the Ocracoke terminal. Photo: Jennifer Allen

Pamlico Sound ferry routes will resume a full schedule Saturday between Ocracoke and the two mainland ferry terminals, Swan Quarter and Cedar Island.

North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Friday that the Bigfoot Slough dredging effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was successful and the Ferry Division will resume the three-boat schedule between Ocracoke, Swan Quarter and Cedar Island.

The following schedule will go into effect Saturday:

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

This schedule will remain in effect through the off-season months as long as water depths in Bigfoot Slough remain stable.

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