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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 Way to Travel

Having lived in Maryland for 12 years of my adult life, I had always wanted to take the Cape... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip across the bay.

A very welcome shortcut to the Eastern shore of New Jersey. Staff is very friendly and helpful to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 6 days ago

Having lived in Maryland for 12 years of my adult life, I had always wanted to take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. I live in the Southwest now and had flown back to the D.C. area on business and extended my visit a week so I...More

1  Thank moviegal226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very welcome shortcut to the Eastern shore of New Jersey. Staff is very friendly and helpful to families, physically challenged, pet owners and tourists. Would definitively recommend this as an experience alone as well as time and hassle free respites.

Thank jeglum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cape May is wonderful, I highly recommend doing a day trip from Delaware. It's a very charming town with beautiful Victorian houses.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted My girlfriend to not know to much about our special date. I just said lets go to dinner in Atlantic City, little did she know. I started heading south( we both lived in Wilmington Delaware). she said why are you heading south when...More

1  Thank josephweaver747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only can you take a ferry ride to Cape May or visit the Casinos in Atlantic City,but you can sit and relax with a drink or food and watch a beautiful sunset. They also have a lovely gift shop,miniature golf course and a small...More

Thank delbeachhouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the staff both before you get on and and on the boat are friendly and helpful. Great seating, clean and a beautiful relaxing trip.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I take the ferry round trip about once a month. My trips will be increasing soon as I have friends to visit and business to take care of in Delaware and Virginia. The staff at the ferry terminals and on board the ship are always...More

Thank Valerie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip to Cape May - the ferry is always fun!!! Everyone is friendly and helpful. And there’s a very good chance you will see a dolphin or two!

Thank asnj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank bluetang20
Reviewed 9 January 2018

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
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Jack M
16 February 2018|
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Response from Philip R | Reviewed this property |
it depends on what part of New Jersey you're traveling from. if you're from Central to Northern New Jersey clearly driving down 95 is the quicker route. if you're from Southern Jersey, I personally take the ferry.
2 February 2018|
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Response from joanmike51 | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't sure but considering previous reviewers stated they utilized their spacious parking area, that's a plus for me! Although, wanting to leave car more than one night, would definitely check with ticket counter to... More
Gary T
1 February 2018|
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