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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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Address: 43 Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 800-643-3779
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Description: Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of...
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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Beats driving!

We drove down the coast and took the ferry from Cape May to Lewes. very relaxing after all the driving. Snack bar and gift shop on board, and you have easy access to your car at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We drove down the coast and took the ferry from Cape May to Lewes. very relaxing after all the driving. Snack bar and gift shop on board, and you have easy access to your car at all times.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We go to the Maryland and Delaware beaches a lot and finally ventured over to Cape May. We took the 8:15 ferry from Lewes snd purchased our shuttle tickets at the same time as recommended by their web site. We walked on so we needed transport from the ferry terminal at the Cape May side to downtown. The shuttle, well... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have taken the Cape May-Lewes Ferry many times and enjoyed the trips thoroughly. Great way to get the Jersey shore from Delaware. The Ferry is clean, scenic and very relaxing. We drive our car onto the Ferry and then proceed upstairs to a table with a view of the bay. WiFi service is sporadic but there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This ferry goes between Lewes, DE and Cape May, NJ. It takes about an hour and a half each way. It was a little more expensive than I was expecting...round trip tickets for a mini van, four adults and three kids was about $150. Boarding is easy and you can get to your vehicle during the trip if necessary. Seats... More 

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went on the round trip from Cape May for a "Tropical Cruise". We were promised music and drink specials. The evening was perfect, weather delightful. The price was a winner, too(BOGO). Someone neglected to tell the bartender about the drink specials, because there were none. Despite that, I will make this trip again with another group of friends.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took a trip on the Ferry from Lewes to Cape May for the day. The Ferry has both inside and outside seating. The also have a small store on board, along with a concession area and bar. We enjoyed watching the cars, RVs and even a tractor trailer drive onto the boat. It was a very easy trip with... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The ferry was very well run and we had great customer service at the desk to purchase our tickets. They had a coupon going on at that time where we bought one round trip and got the other one for free so we only had to pay for one persons round trip. The ride over to Cape May was about... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We could drive around Delaware or take the Ferry. It was a nice choice. I could relax after driving awhile and there is indoor and outdoor seating, food, gift shop and a bar

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French Creek, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wow...this is a beautiful and relaxing ride...all staff were very friendly...book ahead of time and everything is smooth sailing..both terminals offer free mini-golf, gift shop, and a restaurant...there is an arcade, bar, restaurant, air-conditioned rooms, and an Adirondack chair deck on the ferry...this was my kids first ride and they gave them a certificate and a coloring book...both terminals were... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Cape May ferry plies the Delaware Bay between Lewes, DE, and Cape May, NJ. The trip takes about an hour and 20 minutes. Boarding and departing are efficient, and you can travel as a pedestrian or with your car. Roundtrip with a car, depending on your age, etc., is about $95. Especially during the summer, I recommend making a... More 

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Address: 43 Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 800-643-3779
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes

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