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North Carolina Ferry

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FERRY Amazing!

It's hard to capture the beauty of the sunset ferry ride between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie J
Avon, North Carolina
Great job!

The ferry system is very efficient and they do a great job of getting you on and off the ferry. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seaford, Delaware
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“an hour”(34 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hatteras, Hatteras Island, NC 28449
+1 800-293-3779
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's hard to capture the beauty of the sunset ferry ride between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, North Carolina in just one photo. The best time to take this ferry adventure is on Saturdays and Sundays during their summer schedule. If you arrive week days between...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry system is very efficient and they do a great job of getting you on and off the ferry. It is a delightful ride from Hatteras to Okracoke Island. And it never gets old, no matter how many times you go.

Thank mjshss2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's often a wait at the Hatteras end - with rest rooms and shops to entertain you while you wait. Not sure about the other end - doesn't seem to be much there, but we never had to wait, since we usually return in mid-afternoon....More

Thank HappyWVRetiree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding experience compared to where we come from in the Northeast where you have to pay and arm and a leg for a 20 minute ferry ride to the nearest island. The employees here are so friendly and helpful. We took the ferry from Hatteras...More

Thank jcmcgg13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled Cedar Island to Ocracoke then to Hatteras Island in August 2018. Such a great, easy experience. Highly recommend. Ocracoke looked like a cool wee town and if I returned would get off ferry and stay there a while.

Thank janeynicola
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hatteras to Ocracoke ferry is a free service provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It carries both cars and walk-on passengers, leaving on a regular schedule. In order to avoid sandbars, the ferry has to travel a circuitous route out into Pamlico...More

1  Thank Ashburn1
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Wretched wretched wretched. We have been coming to Hatteras Island for over 25 years and have gone on the ferry once or twice during our vacation. We attempted three times during the past two weeks and the lines were unbelievably long. Today we thought there...More

1  Thank Mary Kay D
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to visit Ocracoke Island, so the only way to get there is by boat. We were delighted to find that the state of North Carolina actually runs ferry’s out to it and back at absolutely no cost. They load and unload vehicles very...More

1  Thank AJC110756
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

North Carolina ferry system is very reliable and efficient. We took two different ferries the same day, both were on time.

Thank Atraveller0511
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I am currently travelling in the OuterBanks with my family (13 persons). We have been coming here for 18 years in a row. As many of the visitors, we are from Quebec, Canada and we speak french. Yesterday morning, we decided to spend the day...More

4  Thank La_petite_tribu1967
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Buddy C
August 17, 2018|
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Response from dlh2me | Reviewed this property |
It is year round, but the frequency varies with the season.
John S
May 23, 2018|
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Response from dlh2me | Reviewed this property |
We rode the ferry from Hatteras in the morning and back to Hatteras in the afternoon and didn’t have more than a 15 minute wait either way. However that was in early May. There was more than one ferry running. They run more... More
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Nancy C | Reviewed this property |
I actually counted the cars on the ferry trips we took. It seems that 20 - 25 was the number. I also think weight comes into play as one time there was room for more cars and they didn't allow them to board.