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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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Unexpected Dolphin Watch

Went to Cape May from Lewes to spend the day walking around Cape May. We did not take our vehicle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carrie E
great way to jump the bay w/out traffic!

the captain will point out sea life when they spot it, vessel is clean and timely. make sure you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nicole Z
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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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
+1 800-643-3779

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Reviewed yesterday

Went to Cape May from Lewes to spend the day walking around Cape May. We did not take our vehicle but from what I saw- seemed like a flawless system they have to load and unload the cars. Our ferry ride over was filled with...More

Thank Carrie E
Reviewed 3 days ago

the captain will point out sea life when they spot it, vessel is clean and timely. make sure you reserve if summer months.

Thank Nicole Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delaware Bay that is. We were heading home to Cape Cod after a wonderful week vacationing in Lewes. The Cape May ferry was a great way to shorten the trip. We say several different species of shorebirds, and dolphins, all while extending the vacation a...More

1  Thank Cyndy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok, to be fare, I must have a seafarer in a past life. I can't think of a more relaxing way to get from Delaware to New Jersey. No tailgaters, no rude gestures, no one Lolly gagging in the passing lane. Just the wind in...More

Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I went to Rehoboth had heard how nice it was from family, Can't say I liked it but we did discover Lewes had a nice stay and took the ferry to Cape May one of those places you blunder into and never forget

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked inn the walk-on passengers parking lot. Took my brother-in-law with us for a relaxing day out. Walked on and explored the ship, watch cars load, got a cup of coffee and enjoyed the ride to Lewes, got off and had great lunch at On...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were booked for the 1115 ferry and arrived early. The gate man let us load on to the 1015 ferry and away we went!! Nice smooth trip, great views, no issues. The ferry is great for kids and adults. Very safe.

1  Thank Frampy24
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk on, take your vehicle and your dog. There is a gift shop and snack bar with a pretty good menu. They have a bar and video games onboard also. Comfortable seating inside the air conditioned cabin with large screen televisions. Large clean...More

Thank Dogpilot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoy going on the Cape May Lewes Ferry several times each summer! We choose to stay aboard and relax and take a round trip " cruise ". There is a snack bar which offers a great variety of foods, sandwiches, hot...More

Thank Zelvis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the ferry with my kids more for fun than necessity. It is a fun hour plus trip and a reasonable price compared to some ferries. Our return was rough and the boat was rockin pretty hard. But the crew and ship are all great.

Thank Travelendad
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
does the bus into cape may have to be reserved? What is there to do in Cape May? Restaurants?
22 June 2017|
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Response from KathleendeM | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the bus. Lots of little shops, restaurants, great beach.
Diane S
We r taking a round trip must we get off and reboard
14 June 2017|
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Response from CHARLES C | Reviewed this property |
yes, they made get off for security reasons. that's not to say when they are not busy they won't let u stay. if everyone did it how could they check if you had a ticket or not it wouldn't be reasonable and too hard to check
Liz S
What is the fee?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Rhona B | Property representative |
Fees vary by size of vehicle, number of passengers and time of year. It's best to either call 1-800-643-3779 or check out the Schedules and Fares page on the Ferry's website.