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Old 09-02-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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Could you do Ocracoke from Wilmington as a day trip and really enjoy it?
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Could you do Ocracoke from Wilmington as a day trip and really enjoy it?
If you went there by car and ferry (according to Google maps), you would spend 5 hours and 35 minutes just to get there, assuming you made good connections to the ferry. You could spend a couple hours on the ground and go back the same way. Personally, I wouldn't do it, and would stay overnight. You might look into private airline connections if you only have one day.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:07 AM
 
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Agree. It's a long ferry ride, and a longer drive from Wilmington to Cedar Island.
I love Ocracoke and all, but even from Greenville a day trip was a bit much on travel time.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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If you went there by car and ferry (according to Google maps), you would spend 5 hours and 35 minutes just to get there, assuming you made good connections to the ferry. You could spend a couple hours on the ground and go back the same way. Personally, I wouldn't do it, and would stay overnight. You might look into private airline connections if you only have one day.
The only problem with spending the night is we can't find a nice,reasonable place. Private airline connections? Is it worth that?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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If you're going after labor day you might be able to rent one of the houses for a single day.
Renting an airplane will cost more than any hotel.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:23 AM
 
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If you're going after labor day you might be able to rent one of the houses for a single day.
Renting an airplane will cost more than any hotel.
Isn't that the truth and we don't think it's worth it!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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You won't have to pay high rates for a motel. Basically just gas and some snacks. I left early this past Sunday morning and drove six hours one way and drove six hours back. I still had more than enough time to do everything I wanted and then some. If you plan right you'll be amazed at how much you can get done. Life is way too short not to enjoy it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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Only place Ocracoke is good for a day-trip is coming from Hatteras or the northern Outer Banks area. Five hours on a ferry, for a day trip, isn't my idea of fun.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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You won't have to pay high rates for a motel. Basically just gas and some snacks. I left early this past Sunday morning and drove six hours one way and drove six hours back. I still had more than enough time to do everything I wanted and then some. If you plan right you'll be amazed at how much you can get done. Life is way too short not to enjoy it.
I agree whole heartedly. However,you still have to be realistic and use your common sense. Unless you're staying in a dump,the rates are still high. Believe me,we've checked. Between that,the gas,the ferry expense and eating,it just doesn't seem worth it. There's much better ways to use that money to enjoy life.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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We stayed at the Pony Island Inn, it was reasonable and clean, we don't need anymore than that, personally.
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