MANNS HARBOR – The N.C. Ferry System will be making two schedule adjustments on Nov. 3.
First, the popular Hatteras-Ocracoke route will be making the annual switch to its regular off-season schedule. The change reduces the number of daily departures on each side of the route from 26 to 18. Motorists wishing to access Ocracoke can also use the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island routes, which accept reservations online at www.ncferry.org
or by telephone at 1-800-BY-FERRY.
The Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule, beginning Tuesday, will be as follows:
From Hatteras: 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight.
From Ocracoke: 4:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.
The second schedule adjustment will be made to the Bayview-Aurora route crossing the Pamlico River. On that route, the Ferry System will be reinstating midday departures that were suspended in March due to COVID-19 related reductions in demand. The change will increase the number of daily departures on each side of the route from six to seven.
The Bayview-Aurora schedule, beginning Nov. 3, will be as follows:
From Bayview: 5:45 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.
From Aurora: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.