Pamlico Sound Ferry Routes Will have Fewer Runs during Winter Months


MANNS HARBOR — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division announces it will have fewer departures at its Cedar Island-Ocracoke route beginning Dec. 28, 2011 through February 29, 2012. The decision to offer fewer runs is based on traffic data from previous years and is intended as a cost savings measure.


The schedule will be:

  • Departing Ocracoke at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and
  • Departing Cedar Island at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


The Swan Quarter-Ocracoke schedule will continue its normal winter schedule of:

  • Departing Ocracoke at 7 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and
  • Departing Swan Quarter at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Spring and summer schedules will be announced at a later date.


For updated information about ferry schedules, call 1-800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and press 1 or sign-up to receive messages on Twitter by going to


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