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NC Carolina Ferry January 2019

Once i reached the southern most part of the island that I could drive, I found the North Carolina... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dreamersdoit1
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The Villages, Florida
Fun Experience!

I didn't know that the ferry is free in the off season as we've only visited the OBX area in the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
msaperry
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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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All reviews cedar island day trip north carolina visit ocracoke long wait the outer banks swan quarter air conditioned free ride takes about an hour great ride smooth ride arrive early no charge off season minute ride summer months
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once i reached the southern most part of the island that I could drive, I found the North Carolina Ferry. It is free and takes about an hour to travel further south to Ocracoke Island. It is a must for people to enjoy the peaceful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

I didn't know that the ferry is free in the off season as we've only visited the OBX area in the summer months. There was a small line of cars waiting for the next ferry to arrive/depart so we queued up with the other cars....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank msaperry
Reviewed 19 December 2018

All the years vacationing in the OBX and more recently Hatteras, we had never taken the ferry to Ocracoke (charming island) before. What a shame - we loved it and will definitely be making more trips over when we return in the Spring. Ferry ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We took the Cedar Island Ferry from Ocracoke in November. What an awesome ferry!!! Very clean and spacious. This was about a 2 hour crossing which left Ocracoke at 4:30 PM. We enjoyed the sunset from on board.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We took the ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke and then from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter. It was a 45-minute ride from Hatteras to Ocracoke and 3 1/2 hours from Ocracoke to Swan Quarter. The short ferry didn't have a lounge, so we chilled on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank barton24
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

This segment of the NCDOT ferry is about a 2.5 hour crossing beginning at the NCDOT Cedar Island ferry terminal and docking at the Ocracoke ferry terminal. There is a NCDOT Visitor’s Center with restrooms at this terminal. Most important there is no food nor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 977samd
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

First time taking the ferry over to Ocracoke Island & the ferry was great fun. We even got to see a few dolphins which the captain pointed out! The entire embarking and debarking process was flawless. A well run system. I highly recommend this little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Today, October 10th, 2018, we decided to take a day of our vacation and go to Okracoke (as we do each Fall) from Hatteras. We sat in line about an hour, which was ok as we went about 1pm and there were 4 lines. After...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anitaw699
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Took the ferry from the Outer Banks to Okracoke Island. Had a wonderful time. This was our favorite day of our trip!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank chady-dady
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie J
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Buddy C
17 August 2018|
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Response from dlh2me | Reviewed this property |
It is year round, but the frequency varies with the season.
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johnsG3860MU
23 May 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
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Chibole
22 June 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.
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