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We enjoyed our ride from the Jersey shore to Lewes. The ferry is huge although it may not look it... read more

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Branchville, South Carolina
great ride

always a great relaxing trip on the ferry. We have traveled by ferry at least 5 times over the years

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roxbury, 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
43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our ride from the Jersey shore to Lewes. The ferry is huge although it may not look it. It holds about 100 cars! The workers guide you on the ship and park you tightly. Some people chose to stay in their cars. Other...More

Thank danamc01
Reviewed 2 days ago

always a great relaxing trip on the ferry. We have traveled by ferry at least 5 times over the years

Thank kmturp1987
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great time! We had a very smooth ride and fun entertainment on the ferry. Beautiful sunset and a beautiful night was a bonus. Perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Thank saspair
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have gone there several times only because it is on the water. It changes every year. More tables and the food gets worse. The drinks are the best and the wait staff and bartenders really know how to make a great drink. I will...More

1  Thank SharonBinette
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Once a year my friends and I take a trip on the Ferry to spend a day in Lewes Delaware. As always our experience with riding the Ferry is always pleasant. For 23 dollars you get to travel round trip which include the local transit...More

2  Thank Dre_Ram_jhn316
Reviewed 6 days ago

This time we took the ferry from Lewes, De to Cape May, NJ. A beautiful day of sunshine and sites. The grandchildren enjoyed the ride and spotting everything in the water. A good refreshing way to start a day.

Thank JUDY D
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is not that the ferry is so great -- EXCEPT that it saves you time driving. It is well run and the boat itself seems fine. It is not wonderful, but it seems clean and the snack bar is OK and the restrooms are...More

1  Thank Lizponi
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Lady Friend and I take a round trip ride on the Ferry as walk-on-passengers four and five times a year. We just leave the car at the CMLF Terminal in Cape May and board the ferry for a relaxing 80 minute ride to Delaware....More

Thank seabee6rich2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding on the ferry is great. The boat is very calm and relaxing with many comfortable places to sit. There is a shuttle that will take you around to the outlets and many other places which is pretty prompt and easy to ride. The shuttle...More

Thank icutler2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice facilities at the Ferry Terminal at Lewes before boarding the ferry which was very efficient and organised. The restaurant menu looked fab & another time we would eat there! Ferry crossing was approximately one and a half hours with lovely views and a spacious...More

2  Thank LallyWalker
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Erik L
14 August 2018|
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Response from Dano9042 | Reviewed this property |
I agree Your better off eating in Cape May or Lewes Delaware (Depending on which direction your heading) The Ferry has “snacky things” Pretzels, hot dogs, etc. By all means go to the top deck for a trip cocktail! We love the... More
Erik L
14 August 2018|
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Response from Corzf | Reviewed this property |
There is a great outdoor bar with a food menu in Lewes. Right on the water, great environment and free muni golf.
7 August 2018|
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Response from Carol J | Reviewed this property |
It is 17 miles, which takes about 90 minutes, one-way. There are outside open decks, upper decks ( with a bar), and an enclosed deck with A/C, comfortable chairs, a food bar, and TV’s.