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​Service for five of North Carolina's seven ferry routes is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The N.C. Ferry Division, however, does accept reservations up to 90 days in advance for service on the popular Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes.  

Any reservations must be claimed at least 30 minutes prior to departure to avoid cancellation.

Although optional, reservations are recommended – especially during the busy summer season – to ensure your desired departure time.

To purchase tickets, book below online or call 1-800-BY-FERRY.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get ferry tickets?

Tickets are available at each ferry terminal's ticket booth, which is outside the terminal entrance.

What if I need to change or cancel my reservation?

To change or cancel your reservation and receive a refund, call 1-800-BY-FERRY by at least 4 p.m. the day prior to your ferry departure.

Will I be charged an additional fee for each passenger?

No. There is only a charge for the vehicle.

Do pedestrians and bicyclists need reservations?

No, but groups of eight or more bicyclists are encouraged to call 1-800-BY-FERRY to reserve a vehicle space that accommodates the group. Please be sure to indicate the reservation is for bicycles.

4/16/2018 4:28 PM