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Ocracoke Express to Set Sail in 2019

Ocracoke Express service to begin May 14th.The North Carolina Ferry System released its official 2019 schedule this week, with the new Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service slated to debut on Tuesday, May 14.“Frankly, we can’t wait to get the Ocracoke Express underway,” said N... View the full post »

Ocracoke Island: Winter Wonderland

Winter on Ocracoke Island If you really want to get away from it all.... Ocracoke in winter is the quietest place you'll find.Winter on a barrier island isn't for everyone, but if you seek time to relax and renew, it may be just what you need. Imagine long stretches ... View the full post »

Ocracoke to Honor British Sailors

A memorial ceremony on Thanksgiving Day will honor and recognize the fallen mariners of the Battle at Ocracoke on November 22, 1718 Named by The Smithsonian as #3 of the ten anniversaries worth traveling for in 2018, the Ocracoke community will host representatives f... View the full post »

Festival Latino de Ocracoke Celebrates Island's Unique Community

3rd Annual Ocracoke event features music, dance, food, & games: November 9-11, 2018The 3rd annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke will take place on Ocracoke Island, NC, the second weekend of November. Produced by the island non-profit, Ocracoke Alive, in partnership with Oc... View the full post »

Pirates to Invade Ocracoke

PIrates to invade Ocracoke ARRRRRGH you ready? Ocracoke Island’s Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree expanded to 4-day event for 300th Anniversary.Join us Oct. 25 to 28 for living history exhibits, ship battles, sword fights, historical t... View the full post »

Welcome Back, Visitors!

Update on Access to Ocracoke!Ocracoke Island began welcoming back visitors Friday, September 21, 2018. Ocracoke Village was spared any noticeable damage; the island remains the same beautiful, friendly place that visitors know, love, and return to year after year. The Cape Hat... View the full post »

Ocracoke Independence Day Celebration

Three Days of Fun!The festivities kick off Tuesday, July 3, with the famous Ocracoke Square Dance and a fireworks show to be seen from beautiful Silver Lake. The fun continues July 4 with a full day of activities, featuring the Sand Sculpture Contest, a traditional hometown parade... View the full post »

Ocracoke Summer: Beach Days & Nights

In May 2018, Dr. Beach rated Ocracoke the #2 beach in the U.S.A. According to Dr. Beach (a.k.a., Dr. Stephen Leatherman), our pristine, wild beaches, protected by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, are notable for their cleanliness, free & easy access, fine sand, excellent water ... View the full post »