RALEIGH — Warmer weather
means increased travel demands for the N.C. Department of Transportation
ferries. To accommodate that demand, the routes between Ocracoke and both Cedar
Island and Swan Quarter go to their summer schedule beginning Tuesday, May 21.
The number of trips between Cedar Island and Ocracoke increases from four to
six a day in each direction, and the service between Swan Quarter and Ocracoke doubles
to four daily trips each way.
The summer schedule will remain in effect until Sept. 30:
Cedar Island-Ocracoke route:
Cedar Island at 7 a.m., 10, 11:30, 1 p.m., 4 and 5:30; and
Ocracoke at 7:30 a.m., 10, 1 p.m., 3, 4:30 and 8.
Swan Quarter-Ocracoke route:
- Departing Swan
Quarter at 7 a.m., 10, 1 p.m. and 4:30; and
Ocracoke at 6:30 a.m., 9:30, 12:45 p.m. and 4.
Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route went to its summer schedule earlier this month, and
will add even more daily trips on May 21 as well. The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry
makes its switch to a summer schedule in early June.
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