OBX (Outer Banks) Ferry Schedule

For the Outer Banks ferry schedule, click here: Ferry Schedule

For reasons why you absolutely need to check that schedule before traveling to the Outer Banks, read below:


After driving from Nag's Head to Ocracoke and then having to turn and go home via the already visited Nag's Head because we missed the 5:00 PM Cedar Island ferry by three minutes (the next ferry would run at 10:00 PM) I feel the need to post a brief blurb about transportation along the OBX.

There is one highway on the OBX, and at places where that highway ends at the tip of a few islands, the ferry system begins. This isn't an optional mode of transportation; a way of amusing the kids while at the beach (oh look, Mommy, let's take the ferry!) it's the only way to island hop to certain destinations, and if you miss the ferry, you may be sunk.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

If you're planning to travel to the Outer Banks this summer and you have to reach a destination at a specific time, check the Department of Transportation's Ferry Schedule before you go. The ride across the water will add a distinct OBX flavor to your journey, but running late by even a few minutes may ruin your plans if you miss the boat.


Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Nice post! I'm looking forward to reading your choices for charming SC coastal towns. We talk of moving back to Charleston or to Beaufort as possibilities, or else the mountains of NC. Time will tell!

Anonymous said...

Cedar Island! *Sniff* Now you're really making me homesick for Davis Shore. Don't forget the skeeter spray! Lovely posts and pictures! Keep up the good work.

Kimberli said...

I don't think I posted photos from that trip. If not, here they are:

We'd traveled to the OBX with my father-in-law. It was his first outing since the death of his wife and blast if we didn't ruin it by missing that ferry. The rest of the trip was nice, though. I can't wait to explore more of that area.