I've confirmed that there is currently PLENTY of space on the Swan Quarter ferry at this point. It has 46 spaces, currently all available. The ferry folks say that normally it would start getting reservations by late February, and could be filling up by beginning of April. Anyone planning to attend should book a reservation on this ferry ASAP - and do that before you book your hotel as the ferry is the most constrained resource - if you don't get on the 4PM ferry, you're not staying in Ocracoke that night... call 800-773-1094 for reservations!