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Ocracoke Island Visitor Center

Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
+1 252-928-4531
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Helpful but inconveniently located

This center is at the far end of Ocracoke and is far from the ferry docks. If we had taken... read more

Reviewed yesterday
djmarkiw
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West Sunbury, PA
Extremely helpful and friendly!

We went in for a map of the island as it was our first visit. The girl that helped us (and I wish... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
KatieV68
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Mercerville, New Jersey
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Pick up information about the island, view exhibits and visit the bookshop. You can also arrange to use the Park Service docks, pick up maps of the bike paths, and attend free summer programs run by the Rangers.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Ocracoke Village, south end of Rte 12 on Silver Lake, Ocracoke, NC
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+1 252-928-4531
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Reviewed yesterday

This center is at the far end of Ocracoke and is far from the ferry docks. If we had taken bicycles, we would have had to make a serious effort to get to the center. We found information about the island, but half of the...More

Thank djmarkiw
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went in for a map of the island as it was our first visit. The girl that helped us (and I wish I could remember her name) was so nice and helpful. She took all the time we wanted going over things on the...More

Thank KatieV68
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Used it many times - very clean and well maintained for the amount of visitors that arrive - very cool whale skull outside that was very interesting to see and right across from the marina - just beautiful to sit and look at the water...More

Thank kwinters38
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped into the visitor center to ask a few questions and was surprised to see "souvenirs" that did not compete with the local shops. Very tasteful and reasonably priced. And money going to a worthy cause.

1  Thank winsomelosesum
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The staff was very friendly. They were helpful explaining that the passes are now available online so you don't have to stop by upon arrival.

Thank 1206frequenttraveler
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took the ferry from Hatteras down to Ocracoke. Had to wait in line to board almost an hour. But they load real fast and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get there. This was a free ferry ride which was really...More

Thank Skipper1949545
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We took the ferry from Cedar Island to Ocracoke. This ferry costs $15 for a car and reservations are a MUST. The actual ferry ride takes a little over two hours. The distance is less than 12 miles but the ferry must make a great...More

2  Thank Mengerrie
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were awaiting the ferry to Cedar Island and stopped at the visitors center. Very friendly and informative folks. The gift shop had a nice selection of items.

Thank TravelingJohn1234
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was a great trip to Ocracoke Island and gives you plenty of time to just chill and enjoy the trip.

Thank 901jones
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

In the off season, especially the winter, the Visitor Center is a good place to drop into and plan you activities.

Thank WCUcody
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bnelson7
12 April 2015|
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Response from joemlindsey |
No ferry involved coming from the mainland. Only time you would need to catch a ferry is if you were coming from Ocracoke way to the South.
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bnelson7
8 April 2015|
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Response from Bob G | Reviewed this property |
Good bridge from Manteo to Kitty Hawk (Wright Brothers etc.). Highway 12 south to Bonner bridge across Oregon Inlet onto Hatteras Island. Highway 12 all the way to Hatteras Village. Two lane with sand alongside with... More
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