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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
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Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a...

Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a long-distance trip, on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, your journey is sure to be a memorable one.Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort!The 17-mile, 85-minute cruise between New Jersey and Delaware can cut miles off a trip along the Atlantic Coast, connecting points like Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Ocean City and the rest of the Jersey Shore with Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Sussex Shores, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, and destinations throughout Virginia.Our welcoming, modern terminals are a destination in and of themselves, with enjoyable restaurants and lounges, and well-stocked gift shops!

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Always a great trip

I've never had a bad trip on the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Reservations are made quickly and professionally. Service on the boat is always friendly. Food is good. It's just a very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never had a bad trip on the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Reservations are made quickly and professionally. Service on the boat is always friendly. Food is good. It's just a very nice ride.

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1 Thank Matt C
CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you, Matt! We're glad you're experience has been positive and we hope to continue to provide positive experiences moving forward! We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon! More 

Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's no better way to travel to NJ but by the Cape May ferry. No traffic, tolls or aggravation. I love riding the ferry. It's so relaxing. Have a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy.

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Thank pete_massa
CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you so much for traveling with us! We look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went from cape may to Lewes Delaware. It was the perfect weather!. The scenery was beautiful!!.. it's worth it!..

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Thank Ellie L
CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us! Glad to hear the weather was fantastic! We hope to welcome you aboard again soon. More 

Sarasota
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Ferry ride from New Jersey to Delaware. Good way to avoid some of the drive when you are traveling

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thanks for traveling with us! We hope to welcome you aboard again soon! More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the ferry to cut a shorter and more pleasant route back to NY from the Delaware Shore. It was a very comfotable ride, first class boat, staff was excellent, food decent, excellent waiting area for all passengers. Just a nice comfortable brake from driving........Will definitely do this again

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for your choice to travel with us and for taking the time to leave a review! We look welcoming you aboard again soon! More 

Millsboro, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip from Lewes De to Cape May was very enjoyable. The crew made sure everything was to our liking.

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, son, and I took the ferry back from Cape May to Lewis Delaware. It was the first time any of us have taken a ferry. We left Cape May just as the sun was setting. In my opinion it was romantic, beautiful, and relaxing. They had snakes and games and the ferry was clean. I enjoyed the trip.

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Thank keithbleil
CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Glad to got to enjoy a sunset cruise! The DE Bay sunsets are, without a question, some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. I'm not entirely sure what snakes are, but maybe it's our stocked bar? or our "Learn to tie knots" card? Anyway - we hope to have you back again soon! Thank you! More 

Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Love this Ferry. Comfortable and easy to use. Has a bar and lunch stand and during the spring and summer months has many crossings. Open during the winter months too. For those that are not in a hurry, this is a pleasure to see the ocean and leisurely drive up the Jersey coast without the turnpike traffic.

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have long been visitors to Rehoboth Beach, DE and have visited the ferry terminal a few times when our twins were small. Finally, as part of a 17th birthday weekend, We visited a NJ university and planned a day trip down the NJ coast to Cape May with our ultimate destination Rehoboth Beach. We took a combination of routes... More 

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your travels and our team was helpful and friendly throughout your entire experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

First time on a ferry in the US. Both terminals were modern, well staffed. The ferry was very comfortable. Great trip. Saved time and money. Will definitely try to work this type of trip in again.

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Thank you! Looking forward to having you again! More 

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