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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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Address: 43 Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
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Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a...

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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What a great way to travel

Love this Ferry. Comfortable and easy to use. Has a bar and lunch stand and during the spring and summer months has many crossings. Open during the winter months too. For those... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ocean View, Delaware
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Ocean View, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this Ferry. Comfortable and easy to use. Has a bar and lunch stand and during the spring and summer months has many crossings. Open during the winter months too. For those that are not in a hurry, this is a pleasure to see the ocean and leisurely drive up the Jersey coast without the turnpike traffic.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have long been visitors to Rehoboth Beach, DE and have visited the ferry terminal a few times when our twins were small. Finally, as part of a 17th birthday weekend, We visited a NJ university and planned a day trip down the NJ coast to Cape May with our ultimate destination Rehoboth Beach. We took a combination of routes... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time on a ferry in the US. Both terminals were modern, well staffed. The ferry was very comfortable. Great trip. Saved time and money. Will definitely try to work this type of trip in again.

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Bethlehem
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling on the ferry is a relaxing way to travel between Cape May, Nj. and Lewes,De. especially if you have a nice bright sunny day. It's not that expensive if you book round trip. We chose only to go one way which costs $32. After paying online I found out that on Groupon you can get round trip travel (... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your best bet if you want to venture across the ocean to visit Rehobeth or Lewes, and your time on the ferry can be fun and relaxing. However, the prices are steep if you want to take your car onto the ferry.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the ferry, both ways. Staff is always excellent, boarding and disembarkation is incredibly smooth. Why drive around when you can relax on the ferry?

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love taking the ferry. We go to the Cape May zoo or Wildwood NJ boardwalk and the ferry is the best way to travel. Clean, friendly, good choices of foods snacks and a bar. Comfortable seating and we always see dolphins.

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

The dolphins are wonderful! Thank you for choosing to travel with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a comfortable way to get to NJ from Delaware. We just love the trip. They've remodeled some of the vessels and have some great theater type seating and large TVs to make you comfortable while you make the crossing. They have some snacks available for purchase and drinks too.

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for riding with us and for taking the time to leave your review! We hope you'll come back again soon! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to the ferry sight to get information on how it works. Timed just right as I got a got a chance to see the ferry taxing out. We will experience this attraction in the future. Looks like something fun to do.

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Please do! We hope you can join us soon! More 

Ocean View, Delaware
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My wife and I enjoy this ferry frequently as we visit Cape May, NJ and family further North. The ferry trip is scenic and about an hour and has many features including wi-fi, food service and gift shops. Lower cost fares are available for walk-ons, seniors and round trip riders. Be sure to visit one of the modern and well-designed... More 

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CapeMayLewesFerry, Manager at Cape May-Lewes Ferry, responded to this review

Thank you for riding with us and for recommending the experience! Glad to hear you have enjoyed your trips and hope you continue to moving forward! More 

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