Exuding a Cape Cod ambiance, Ocracoke Island is peppered with pirate legends and a rich nautical heritage. You will hear Ocracokers speaking with an old English “brogue,” a unique dialect passed down from the early settlers of the Outer Banks. (Remember that to the locals, you are the one speaking with an accent!) In 2019, a passenger-only ferry began round-trip service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. The schedule changes seasonally. A one-way trip takes about 70 minutes. View a schedule at ferry.ncdot.gov.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!