Ocracoke-mainland ferries cancelled Friday afternoon due to high winds

Ferry departures for two of the three routes to Ocracoke Island have been cancelled for today due to high winds forecast for the Pamlico Sound.

The following departures between Ocracoke and Swan Quarter and Ocracoke and Cedar Island have been canceled:

  • Ocracoke-Swan Quarter: 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Ocracoke-Cedar Island: 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Ferry schedules will resume when it’s safe to do so.

The ferries between Ocracoke and Hatteras are running on schedule but those departures could change if weather conditions worsen.

Weather packing wind gusts up to 30 mph has made travel unsafe in the Pamlico Sound.

Also, North Carolina’s ferry schedules could change this weekend due to a strong storm with heavy rain and winds that is forecast for eastern North Carolina.

Travelers wishing to use a ferry should stay tuned to NCDOT on social media for updates.

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