OCRACOKE – The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division announced Sunday an alternate schedule for the Pamlico Sound Ferry due to the current emergency restrictions in place for visiting for Ocracoke Island.
The alternate schedule for its Cedar Island-Ocracoke and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes began Monday.
The schedule will be as follows:
- Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
- Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Visitors are reminded that Hyde County’s mandatory evacuation order for visitors remains in effect. Only residents, property owners, emergency workers, vendors and critical infrastructure personnel with Ocracoke re-entry documentation will be allowed onto Ocracoke-bound ferries. Law enforcement officers will be on hand at ferry terminals to enforce the re-entry restrictions.
The routes will resume their regular summer schedules when the emergency orders are lifted.