County of Dare
|For Immediate Release: 11/1/2012||Contact: Public Relations Office
Emergency Ferry Service
Priority Boarding for Hatteras Island Residents
Beginning Monday, November 5, 2012, priority boarding will be given to Hatteras Island residents traveling weekdays on the Emergency Ferry Service between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.
Priority boarding for residents will be done Monday through Friday and requires a driver's license with a Hatteras Island address. The weekday priority will be given to residents boarding on either side of the emergency ferry route behind vehicles with essential commodities, recovery supplies, and those with medical priorities, as determined by Dare County Emergency Management and NCDOT.
Departing Stumpy Point at
Departing Rodanthe at
Directions to Stumpy Point Emergency Ferry Dock from Manteo, NC -
100 Log Storage Road, off Highway 264. Take Highway 64 to Highway 264. Follow Highway 264 approximately 13 miles past the entrance to the village of Stumpy Point. Signs for Emergency Ferry Service are posted at the ferry entrance on the left.
Directions to Rodanthe Emergency Ferry -
23170 Myrna Peters Road, Rodanthe. Turn west off Highway 12 onto Myrna Peters Road, located just north of the Community Building in Rodanthe.
Anticipate long lines this weekend and please be patient with ferry personnel who are working to accommodate as many as possible on each ferry.
For those utilizing the Ocracoke ferry route, keep in mind that travel from Cedar Island to Ocracoke and Swan Quarter to Ocracoke requires a reservation by calling 1-800.293.3779.
Ferry information is available by calling 800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and pressing 1, or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.