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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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No warning at turn off from 113 that Ferry is sold out.

I arrived at the Lewes terminal around 12:30 PM on the Sunday a week before Memorial day. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
skitrindance
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
Beautiful

It was amazing we could take car from cape May no to Lewes deleware and ride across the bay on a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stella F
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Hamilton Square, 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...more
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43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
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+1 800-643-3779
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I arrived at the Lewes terminal around 12:30 PM on the Sunday a week before Memorial day. I was told that the Ferry ws sold out for the day. My son who recommended that I try the ferry said that he never needed a reservation....More

2  Thank skitrindance
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was amazing we could take car from cape May no to Lewes deleware and ride across the bay on a large comfortable ferry. We saw dolphins and a sea turtle sooo cool.They have one way or round trip...a must do if your in the...More

1  Thank Stella F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Relaxing way to travel to/from DE/MD/VA- definitely beats driving. Added bonus on this trip was seeing a school of dolphins!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The journey was comfortable. We bought tickets on line. There was a special for walk ons - two for the price of one. There is food and drinks on board including alcohol. Both in Cape May and Lewes the terminals are interesting and modern in...More

Thank podrozniczka60
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice ride across the Delaware Bay. The experience is solid from the website to the people and crew. Cape May is an interesting town on the NJ side and Lewes is quaint and unique in its own right. Both offer different views...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Either it's not possible to make a cancellation online, or it's so well hidden that it might as well not exist. Also, the website did not have my reservation. Being forced to call involves one of the drawn out waits,while listening to babble time sucks,...More

1  Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A week before we were set to leave on vacation, a simple request for the usual “let us know how your recent trip with us was” email sent me into a panic. You see, when I ordered & paid for our tickets online I typed...More

1  Thank wishuponadish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Lewes to Cape May crossing. Everything about the ferry was great....ship, staff, experience excellent. We planned to have lunch during our crossing. Our order was 2 hot dogs, some fries and a drink. The hotdog rolls were stale and hard and the fries...More

4  Thank evetsmd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy the ferry. We use it all the time coming back from Lewes, DE after a weekend of NASCAR racing in Dover. It's not a time saver.....it's pretty much the same time if I drove, or if I took the ferry. However, not...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The boat ride is not bad. I use it for business all the time to NJ and back. I wish they would get better food on the boat. They use to have fresh pretzels and bagels aboard. But now just the same frozen stuff everybody...More

1  Thank john2275
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Joyce H
20 April 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Property representative |
It does not need to be a valid driver's license to ride the ferry, but must be a government issued photo ID, such as a passport, Veteran Card, TWIC, etc. For student foot passengers, between 16 and 18, we accept current and... More
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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.
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cathiconti
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
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