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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Address: 43 Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 800-643-3779
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Other
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Owner description: 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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Frederick
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505 reviews 505 reviews
255 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We took this ferry trip recently and it was a perfect day for it. The ride itself is about 80 minutes from Delaware to New Jersery, and then to offload and reload (this is a car ferry) is very efficient. Also, it was fun to watch the many vehicles that rolled from the ferry that day. I was very impressed... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience with us. Its nice to hear that you found our procedures efficient. I apologize about the discomfort you had inside with the heat. At times it is difficult to maintain the temperatures. I will mention this to the crew so that they can keep a eye on... More

Glenville, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

What an opportunity. The staff was so very knowledgable, helpful and friendly. As we were crossing the bay, we saw several dolphin swimming near the ship, very exciting for the kids! Part of a great road trip along the eastern seaboard. A great way to get off the highway, rest and still make progress.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad to hear that you and your family had a great time and that you were able to see some dolphins during the crossing. We really try to make each trip an experience for our guests and its so nice to hear when we do. Thank... More

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Got a chance take the ferry for the first time recently from cape may to del and had a great time. Friendly & helpful staff from the moment you arrive and on board. Very well organized boarding and off boarding process. Schedule was right on in both directions. What a terrific way to take this trip. Great views and very... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. Your kind words and comments are very much appreciated. We work very hard to make sure that your experience is a relaxing one. We hope to see you again in the near future. Check our website for great deals and special events. Thank you again! More

Cranbury, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

the boat is nice and clean, on time and has a bar and food service getting there early doesn't mean you'll get off the boat first. the web site is not user friendly and will not allow me to update the total # of returning passengers, expensive small drinks and beers

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience with us. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment with our website. We are continuously working to improve it for our passengers and your feedback is very important and helpful to us. I will pass this information on to our IT department to see what the... More

Cohoes
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you're fortunate enough to be able to park your car in Cape May and walk on the ferry because someone is meeting you in Lewes, do not miss the bloodies! Ask for yours spicy, sit back and enjoy the 90 minute ride to Lewes!

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

I have a feeling our bartender Melissa made your drink. We hear she is the best Bloody Mary mixer out there! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We try to make the trip as relaxing as possible for our guests and it always nice to hear when they had a great... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We traveled this past Sunday and the Bay was very rough. The seats are very comfortable and they had professional football on the TV screens. Nice break from driving.

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

I am sorry to hear that it wasn't smooth sailing for you during your crossing but I am glad to hear that you found our vessels comfortable. We try to make the trip as relaxing as possible even when the waters aren't cooperating. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again... More

Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice trip across and back. Can't wait to do it again. Nice views of the sunrise and sunset too. Ferry is neat and clean and crew is friendly.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. The sunsets and sunrises are amazing all year round. I'm glad to hear you wear about to see them both. Our crews work very hard to keep the vessels in tip top shape and its great when they are recognized for that and their friendliness.... More

philadelphia, pa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Did the 4th of July firework cruise for the first time, it was a big hit. They are mmore than just a way to get to Jersey

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our July 4th Fireworks Cruise. A lot of people don't know about our special event cruises and hopefully they will read your review and learn more about them. We hope to see you again in 2015. Keep checking our website at www.cmlf.com for other great events. More

Browns Mills, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We reserved our ticket online. Take the time to take the ferry, slow down and relax. The terminal is very clean. You can get out and play s game of mini golf while you wait for your ferry to load up. There was some rough water but the captain handled it great. It takes about two hours to cross the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. The 85 minute crossing is a great way to relax while travelling and be able to experience life on the bay. I'm glad to hear that our Captain was able to make the trip comfortable even though it was a choppy day. We hope to... More

Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The weather was clear and windy. The sea was breathtaking! The water was a little choppy, but the crew was very efficient and eager to help all passengers. Food was very tasty and free refill s wetter available for soft drinks. A bar was also available. The 80-90 minute ride went by so fast. We sailed from NJ and had... More

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

Wow it sounds like you had a great experience with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review. I know a lot of readers will find it helpful. Our crew works very hard to make sure our guests have a great trip and that they have everything they need to enjoy themselves. We hope... More

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