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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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We go out of our way for a Ferry ride

Ohio to Delaware, with a slight detour thru New Jersey. We leave a day early to stay at the Jersey... read more

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Parma, Ohio
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3000 mile ,13 state, craft beer pub crawl.

Had to drive from Albany NY to Atlanta to attend a wedding and decided to take the scenic route and... 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

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 yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and mans best friend took the ferry several years ago to visit the in laws for our 2nd round of thanksgiving. Was much more relaxing then sitting in traffic on 95 south from Brooklyn NY. The weather was great and great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the ferry for a round trip from Cape May to Lewes and back, traveling from New England to the Ocean City, Maryland area. Our return trip was on a beautiful, sunny day, and sitting outside in the comfortable Adirondack deck chairs was an...More

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the ferry to enjoy the beautiful views. We got to walk around the decks for exercise we also enjoyed some food from the galley. This is a very pleasant way to cross from state to state. This trip is highly...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I took the ferry just to get away for a few hours since the weather was so cold and not much to do outside. The ride was smooth, the staff was super friendly, and the view was beautiful! It was a fun...More

Thank gvan836
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was so fun! My husband and I never been on a ferry before! The process was smooth and staff were very personable! We fixed sandwiches on the ferry and had lunch!!!

Thank TheMrs1014
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We took the ferry from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE during our vacation on an October weekday. This 85-minute fun ride sure beats hours driving through NJ, Philadelphia and Wilmington! It was only the two of us (one senior) so the rate, considering gas...More

Thank JustaHoosier
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Kathy P
17 October 2017|
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Response from roodboubz | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can reservations on line or when you arrive at the ferry if you are taking your car,you just drive to toll type booth an get your ticket the driver will need ID.If you just want to ride over & back or get the... More
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