Day Trips To Ocracoke
While visiting the Outer Banks, don’t miss a chance to discover why a day trip to Ocracoke Island tops off the list of exciting things to do on your vacation. For residents and visitors alike, the ferry ride to the island, in and of itself, provides a wonderful transition to the more relaxed pace of the island lifestyle.
If you follow NC 12 South across the magnificent Bonner Bridge above Oregon Inlet, all the way down to the south end of Hatteras Island, you’ll find yourself at the Hatteras Inlet ferry terminal where a modern fleet of state-owned car ferries are standing by. They’ll take you on an exhilarating 5 mile cruise across the reef-strewn shallows of Hatteras Inlet to the historic island of Ocracoke. And the cost? Not a single cent!
The Village of Ocracoke, at just over a square mile is has everything conveniently located for walking or biking. Golf carts, scooters and bicycle rentals are available to make getting around making it even more fun as you enjoy Ocracoke’s many unique boutiques and restaurants.
Every trip to Ocracoke should include a visit to the picturesque Ocracoke lighthouse. Built circa 1823, this beacon is one of the oldest lighthouses still in active service in the U.S. and provides the perfect backdrop for your favorite vacation photos. See our Day Trippin’ in Ocracoke Featured Tour for more details.