Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry on reduced runs through Monday due to crew, staff COVID cases

Sunset ferry ride on Hatteras Inlet. [courtesy N.C. Ferry System]

Due to the increase in COVID cases and exposures among crew and staff, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will be running a reduced schedule effective immediately through Monday, Jan. 10.

The schedule will be as follows:

From Hatteras: 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight.

From Ocracoke: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Ferry passengers are encouraged to remain in their vehicles during shorter crossings and are reminded that they must wear face coverings when inside all passenger lounges and terminals.

As COVID cases and exposures continue to climb we ask the traveling public to monitor for schedule changes or interruptions by following your ferry route’s feed on Twitter:

Currituck-Knotts Island: @NCFerryCTuck
Hatteras-Ocracoke: @NCFerryHatteras
Swan Quarter-Ocracoke and Cedar Island-Ocracoke: @NCFerryPamSound
Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach: @NCFerryCHBranch
Bayview-Aurora: @NCFerryPamRiver
Southport-Fort Fisher: @NCFerrySport

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