The Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry is free and runs often, the crossing time time is about 40 minutes.
The Cedar Island-Ocracoke Ferry is Toll Ferry. The crossing time is about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The Swan Quarter-Ocracoke Ferry is Toll Ferry. The crossing time is about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Reservations are recommended for the Toll Ferries to insure you are not delayed in boarding. These reservations must be claimed at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.
For fares and schedules please call:
Ocracoke 800-345-1665 or 252-928-3841
Cedar Island 800-856-0343 or 252-225-3551
Swan Quarter 800-773-1094 or 252-926-1111
General Information 800-BY FERRY
Ocracoke Island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The entire island is owned by the US National Park Service, except for the village. There is a large Parking Area at the southern end of HWY 12 between the Ferry Office and the Ocracoke Preservation Museum. The National Park Service also has a Visitors Center with Public Rest Rooms in this area.
The speed limit in the village is 20-25 MPH. In some area you will have to slow down even more.
Pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles MUST share the road. We encourage visitors to park and walk or rent bikes and please, where possible, stay off the road. Bicycles are vehicles so please ride on the right.
During the summer months Hwy 12 can be congested in the village. Please have patience, our traffic jams only last a few minutes.
Please recycle and separate your recyclables into the marked containers, the facility will not accept "contaminated" containers. Thank you.
Enjoy your visit.
Come back soon!