I feel that it could work nicely for those that don't have patience for the vehicle ferry lines. Most of the people i know choose a cloudy day to go to Ocracoke, and know nothing of the amazing beaches there, assuming they're no different than any other beach. They go to eat and shop and see the lighthouse. If they want to book a fishing trip, there are docks within walking distance, all around silver lake. i'm sure if the weather acted up they would take cover in shops and restaurants and that would bring them more business. Cape Lookout has the passenger ferries, and they don't even have shops and restaurants there and manage to get plenty of business. As someone who takes the vehicle ferry over to spend the day at south point, I would welcome the hopefully shorter lines from all the people that just wanted to take a daytrip and see the town, which really isn't set up great for vehicle traffic, and is much better suited for golf cart and bike rentals. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.