“fun, scenic boat ride”
The Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry is one of the most popular of the seven coastal ferry routes that are orchestrated and managed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT.) Open for everyone, with daily runs that occur 365 days a year, the short 40-45 minute island-hopping ferry provides an integral link for Ocracoke Island to the rest of the Outer Banks, and provides visitors of all seasons with an exciting way to enjoy a coastal day trip. For a little bit of completely free entertainment, hop aboard via car, truck, bike or even just on foot, and discover a scenic boat ride that's just as thrilling as discovering the island of Ocracoke itself.
A really beautiful trip just keep in mind that the ferry departs from Hatteras once every hour on the hour and returns every hour on the half hour
Ocracoke Island is one of America's most beautiful beaches. The island is only accessible by ferry, so plan on hitting up the Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry terminal on your Outer Banks road trip.
The ferry runs about once an hour. It actually takes about an hour to get from Hatteras to Ocracoke, but is definitely worth checking out. You can see pretty much all of Ocracoke in a couple hours. The ferry though when we took it was pretty rocky and I got a little nervous being at the front of it. Also getting my car splashed with salty sea water made me kinda bleh, so I definitely made sure to get it washed ASAP after getting back to the mainland. That salt will eat away at your car, so make sure you if you take the ferry to get your car washed regardless of whether you get splashed or not. And do not forget about that undercarriage wash too to make sure you get all that salt off.
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Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry: Ocracoke Terminal
- Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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