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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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Easy crossing

Crossed today all very smooth. Good outdoor seating and can access a bar and snack menu. Took... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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OK but why go?

We went as part of our family reunion vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. We were sorry we went: Cape... read more

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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 via mobile

Crossed today all very smooth. Good outdoor seating and can access a bar and snack menu. Took about an hour to cross and helped save time on our journey to NY.

Thank MinniePoole
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went as part of our family reunion vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. We were sorry we went: Cape May is a huge rip-off: there is no shuttle to the historic lighthouse, food and shopping is overpriced, and you have to buy a $6 tag...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unsure how busy it would be, we had made a reservation to depart from Lewes at 2:45. Since we were running ahead of schedule, we had no problem getting on the 1:45 ferry. All the vehicles are on the lower level. There is indoor seating,...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago

very comfortable ride from New Jersey to Delaware. smooth sailing. very friendly staff and very helpful. little store and food available. very clean and maintained boat. on-time and no delays.

Thank wakisobol
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this ferry to cross from Delaware to Atlantic City NJ. EVERYONE we came in contact with who worked for the ferry from the telephone operators in reservations, terminal staff and ferry staff were absolutely wonderful. We were on motorcycles and they made our...More

Thank harleygirl64
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in Lewes, DE or in Cape May, NJ one good plan for the whole day is to take the ferry and go to the other side through the Delaware bay. The ferry itself is an amazing experience. If you are lucky you...More

Thank angelab0ter0
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saves plenty of time but costs $57 for two seniors and a car. Pleasant crossing in air conditioned comfort. Kids love it. Lots of things to do while waiting. Traffic from the South can be horrendous on weekends so plan extra time getting there. Food...More

Thank Al B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Taking the Ferry from Cape May to Lewes is the highlight of our vacation. It's relaxing and with beautiful views. Today we were treated to a pod of dolphins swimming past the ship. Enjoyed the breezes, a little snack, and watching others enjoy their trip....More

Thank frannie717
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently made the roundtrip between Lewes, DE, and Cape May, NJ on the ferry, and it was uncrowded in both directions on weekdays in July. We had made ferry reservations a couple weeks in advance, and processing and entry into the ferry landing were...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Chihuahua loved the smooth ride. Seeing a dolphin was a bonus. Even the bagels were good. We found the staff courteous as well.

Thank Beenthere69
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Skippylyn | Reviewed this property |
Biking on the roads will be fine. I know there is a fee for passengers, not sure if they charge for the bike. I do recall a bike rack on the lowest deck.
9 July 2017|
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Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
I used the wifi to post on Facebook etc
Stephanie R
5 July 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
In season, there is a shuttle. Check with the ferry boat people or call them.about the shuttle. Website has some info on this as well. I do not know much about Lewes. But I am sure there are some nice places because Lewes... More