In August 2020, my family and I went on the Hatteras-Ocracoke Passenger Ferry with our puppy. Every single person was kind, welcoming & a joy. On the ferry every staff person greeted us, gave tips and assured us we were welcome. The lady driver on the tram was informative and insisted on ice water for our dog before we go on the ferry home. A local drove by and offered my dog water when she was taking a break in the shade on the walk back from the lighthouse. Then a lovely family was giving my puppy a training session and was so sweet to her. We had lunch outside in the shade with a cool breeze at Smacnally’s (obviously dog friendly). What a wonderful day on Ocracoke Island! I suggest spending a day while you’re here on Ocracoke Island.