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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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Excellent TRip

Trip both ways was great. Service was on time and the stations on both ends are spotless and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lou L
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
The Civilized Way to Travel

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waretown, New Jersey
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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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  • Average3%
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43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into the lewes terminal on Sunday with 6 people only to find there were no seats to be had. Why??? Because it seems that more than half the seating area is reserved for the "food court". Here's the kicker, no one was in the...More

Thank localeater64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to extend your vacation with a bay crossing trip. It's very enjoyable to sit back and enjoy the scenery. You can stay outside on one of the decks or ride in comfort inside

Thank SeniorRW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun trip from Lewes DE to Cape May NJ. We have done this trip several times with our kids. They love it! Just a change from the ordinary drive, you can drive your car right on. In peak season, reservations are definitely needed.

Thank sarah_2010067
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past week I've had the opportunity to make two day-trips to Southern New Jersey via the Cape May Lewes Ferry. Last week we drove onto the boat for our trip to Ocean City, NJ. It was a smooth operation from the time we...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ohio to Delaware, with a slight detour thru New Jersey. We leave a day early to stay at the Jersey Shore, and Cape May area just to take the Ferry to Delaware. Driving our car on is easy and orderly, after your vehicle is checked...More

Thank MMandSM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to drive from Albany NY to Atlanta to attend a wedding and decided to take the scenic route and check out at leas one micro brewery in each state we passed thru. Drank a lot of great beer, met some wonderful people and saw...More

Thank beerseekers2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have made several trips on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry most recently with friends to visit Cape May for Restaurant Weekend. They provide a pleasant journey across the bay and have the loading and unloading process down pat. The food offered on board is limited...More

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love traveling on the Ferry for fun trips and to visit family in NJ. This is a first rate ferry - always clean, tv's, tons of seating including recliners!, organized. The terminal is also always clean. We always enjoy the On the Rocks Cafe relaxing...More

Thank daltons930
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Kathy P
17 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.
5 September 2017|
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Response from Chrissy1113 | Reviewed this property |
You can use on a future trip