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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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Relaxing and Scenic Alternate Route

Instead of driving up Rt 1 north to I-95 to NJ it is a welcome break from driving provided the... read more

Reviewed today
Newark, Delaware
An excellent way to travel

We stumbled across the Ferry as a way to get from NJ to beaches in Delaware and Maryland a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York
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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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43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
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Reviewed today

Instead of driving up Rt 1 north to I-95 to NJ it is a welcome break from driving provided the weather is good. In the Summer, it is a pleasant boat ride just short of 2 hours. In the Winter, and if cold enough, it...More

Thank bluetang20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across the Ferry as a way to get from NJ to beaches in Delaware and Maryland a few years ago and it has now become a pleasant part of our frequent trips. In short everything is well done - online ticketing is a...More

Thank bronxgrenada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lewes Cape May Ferry is an excellent way to visit Cape May for the day and staying at the beaches of Delaware. Typically vacation over Labor Day and often take it one day trip to visit friends in Cape May. The fairy is relatively...More

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We take the ferry from New Jersey to Delaware on our way to the beach. It’s a great gateway to our vacation. Get there early and have a drink on the patio. We look forward to it every year.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are vacationing in either Lewes, DE or Cape May, NJ, a journey across the bay to either town is a great adventure and a way to spend a great day. The ferry is convenient and cost effective, and you can bring your bicycle...More

Thank R4825WDjohng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun ride for the whole family whether heading Further up the Jersey shore or just traveling as a foot passenger on a Saturday afternoon!! Each location has a cute outside grill for drinks and burgers and each port has a fun souvenir shop to...More

Thank Redbirdz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The minigolf is free, but it is often like pulling teeth trying to get putters and a ball from the staff. Some of them get overwhelmed quickly - as in one customer. The bar food is so so. The fried oysters where awful 95% corn...More

Thank alvarog626
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have taken this ferry many times over the decades. Now I am using a rollator I was apprehensive of the stairs from the car deck to the passenger deck. Turns out you can board with the foot passengers, taking the elevator up from the...More

Thank vwp
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Trip both ways was great. Service was on time and the stations on both ends are spotless and accommodating. Taking this route to the southern states is now our favorite alternative. We will be using it again shortly.

Thank Lou L
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The ferry is so nice, it is clean, the staff is friendly It gives us a break from driving and it is just relaxing.

Thank LTG1938
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Kathy P
16 October 2017|
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Response from Joann C | Reviewed this property |
There is a terminal. You do not wait in line where the cars are paying.
20 September 2017|
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Response from Rhona B | Property representative |
It's based on size of car, day of the week and season. Generally one way ranges from $28-$44 with discounts available for round trip bookings.
4 September 2017|
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Response from Chrissy1113 | Reviewed this property |
You can use on a future trip