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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
Phone Number: +1 800-643-3779
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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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Traveling South

Either way, traveling south or north a relaxing ride on the CMLF is the way to go. The ride offers some beautiful sunsets and even a whale or dolphin every now and then.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Either way, traveling south or north a relaxing ride on the CMLF is the way to go. The ride offers some beautiful sunsets and even a whale or dolphin every now and then.

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

Thank you for traveling with us! We hope you'll be able to come back again soon! More 

greensburg,pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting relatives in Pocomoke City and for a couple days over thanksgiving staying in Snow Hill then going to Cape May NJ for a couple days. Snow Hill was only about an hour+ to the ferry. I had been wanting to try the ferry since I had never been. When I made the reservation the clerk was very... More 

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

We absolutely agree it's a great way to avoid the roads and relax while you travel. Thank you so much for joining us -- and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW, the fairy is amazing. Not the average ferry where you sit in your car and wait till the ferry reaches the other side. You can get out and go upstairs where they have food, snack, drinks, even a bar. It happened to be the day of world cup soccer games and they have tv's throughout the ferry with comfortable... More 

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

World Cup Soccer and drinks -- doesn't get much better than that! Thank you so much for traveling with us and for taking the time to leave your review! More 

Collingswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and friends and I took a ride on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was a comfortable trip and all the staff were warm and friendly. Wandered around Lewes and had lunch and came back. The shuttle driver was very friendly too.

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

Thank you for traveling with us and for taking the time to leave your review! Sounds like a fun way to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving :). More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't think there is anything negative to say about our experience at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Lewes, Delaware. From the lady at the gate to the bartender who explained all of the different tap beers to us...we were totally impressed by everyone. The fish and chips is a must. We took ours to-go and ate it on the... More 

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

Thank you, Daniella! We look forward to having you back again soon!! More 

Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our reservations on line and it couldn't have been easier! Just follow directions that are posted online and you won't have any problems! We were going from Cape May to Lewes with our car. We arrived early as suggested and had time to park and walk around the the terminal, go to the bathroom, etc. They make an... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Sounds like you had a fantastic trip which we always like to hear. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We travel the ferry about twice a year and love it. Reasonable price for walk on or vehicle. Great way to visit Cape May for the day .

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

Thank you for joining us multiple times per year! That is great news! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 2 trips on the ferry this summer and found the staff to be very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend!

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

Thank you! We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was visiting Cape May when I decided to head over to Rehoboth Beach! Took the Ferry and enjoyed the evening ride. Sure beats the drive around the bay.

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

Glad to hear you had a good trip! Thank you for cruising with us over riding around! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoy the "Rock the Boat" special trips. From Lewes the band is the Glass Onion, they are fantastic! Beautiful cruise round trip to Cape May! Highly recommend.

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

Glass Onion is fantastic! We are huge fans. Thank you for riding with us and we hope to see you for next year's "Rock The Boat" Cruises! More 

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