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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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A relaxing way to cut travel time between the Delmarva Peninsula and points north.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ocean View, Delaware
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great way to get from Delaware to New Jersey and back in a veryshort time. It only takes 1 hour 10 minutes instead of haveinf to drive all of the way around the Delaware Bay and having to deal with I95 traffic. The boats where upgraded and refurbished. It is a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

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

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Barnegat, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ferry is great. Clean. Prompt. Employees are helpful and friendly. This is realxing and a fantastic option to I95 S.

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

Thank you, Morris! Hoping to see you again soon! More 

Berlin, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit On the Rocks bar and grill behind the ferry terminal. Great views on the water. Watch the ferry leave. Just good bar food and a decent choice of locally crafted beers. We always make this a "ride to eat" destination on our Harley.

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

Thank you! We love Harleys and glad you enjoy OTR! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in the Cape May and Villas are of South Jersey make it a point to go to the docks where the Ferry comes in. There a long rock jetty to walk out on and sit out on the water. The beaches are wide, especially at low tide so a stroll is nice. The bird wildlife is active if... More 

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

Thanks for the review, Rick! It is a great spot for a walk, a sunset, and we have a bunch of great migratory birds in Cape May! More 

Hudson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used the ferry several times in the past but this was our first winter crossing. It is a relaxing and relatively inexpensive way to save some miles if it fits your schedule. The ferries keep on schedule and the crew is helpful and friendly.

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

Thank you, Joseph! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride is nice going across in either direction! It is relaxing to ride across the water. If going further south or coming up, it connects to the Bay Bridge and Tunnel that takes you down to North Carolina. It is a beautiful trip but not if you are in a hurry!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going by ferry saved us a lot of time and aggravation and kept us off I-95 and all the traffic, pot-holes and rude drivers. Made the day "fun" and not miserable in all the traffic. Will do it again and again.

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

We are looking forward to it! Thank you for cruising with us! More 

Woodstown, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take my family home on the ferry after an evening of shopping in Rehoboth. It was a first for everyone but me. All these years later the ferry still amazes the young and young at heart. It really is a mini cruise more than a passenger ferry. I'll be back to do it again when it's warm!

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

Thanks for bringing the family back from Rehoboth on the ferry! We're looking forward to having you during the warmer months! More 

New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The terminals are beautifully designed and functional. The parking is free if you leave your vehicle in NJ and just visiting DE but of course many drivers use ferry as part of their more extended automotive journey. It is such a great shortcut! The ferry is usually on time and the trip itself is interesting. Very attractive for kids just... More 

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

Thank you for riding with us! We hope you'll be back to cruise again soon! More 

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