MANNS HARBOR - With Memorial Day just a week away, the North Carolina Ferry Division is beefing up its schedule on Pamlico Sound and adjusting times on its Hatteras Inlet route to better serve both residents and visitors during the busy summer season.
Beginning Tuesday, May 19, ferry service between Cedar Island and Ocracoke will go from three daily round trips to five, while round-trip service between Swan Quarter and Ocracoke will increase from three to four daily departures.
On the Hatteras Inlet route, the Ferry Division is making departure times 15 minutes earlier on ten select trips (five on each side) in order to spread ferry runs out more evenly. The total number of departures from each side remains at 36.
A complete updated listing of ferry routes and departure times can be downloaded at https://www.ncdot.gov/download/transit/ferry/ferryschedule.pdf.