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Cape May Carriage Company

315 Ocean St, Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-4466
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: We are a horse-drawn carriage company.We provide guided tours through Historic district of Cape May.We would like to fully explain why we do not... more » Owner description: We are a horse-drawn carriage company.We provide guided tours through Historic district of Cape May.We would like to fully explain why we do not accept credit cards.We are located at the corner of Ocean and Washington St. we have a small unprotected mobile table that has no power,no phone and no protection from the weather.We cannot get a phone jack which is needed to take credit cards because we do not have a store front.Cape May is an island with terrible satellite and cell reception therefore the mobile credit card devices also do not help us.There are other very expensive mobile devices that are weather sensitive and do to the fact that we have no protection from the elements ,that is not an option either.We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to some .There is an ATM located directly behind where we are parked.We hope that you enjoy the horse and carriages and the joy, and beauty they bring to the hundreds of people who ride each year. « less
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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My family (wife and two kids, age 7 and 9) enjoyed an evening tour through Cape May. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided some real insight into the history of Cape May. The different homes and hotels revealed beautiful architecture throughout the tour. A real treat for the family.

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Andover, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have taken many a horse & carriage ride with the Cape May Carriage Company. Each one has been excellent, yet different. The drivers give you a tour and history of Cape May as they take you around this very scenic town. It is a must do for any visitor of Cape May. You need to reserve a seat ahead... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My 6-year-old daughter has been begging for a carriage ride ever since she first laid eyes on the horses of Cape May as a toddler. This summer, we made her dream come true. The ride was as magical as we had hoped! Our driver/tour guide Megan was so friendly and informative, and Star, our horse, was majestic. It was a... More

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a wonderful time my group of 43 had this summer on the Cape May carriage ride. We had two wagonetts that held 20 adults each to give us a half hour tour around the area. The guides were knowlegeable and fun,the horses were sweet and gentle. We sat up high on the wagonetts so we could see all the... More

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Wow,that is quite a group you were herding around.And I am so glad Chantel could help make it a fun afternoon.It sounds like you had a wonderful time in our old town.Please come back,you sound like our kind of gang !Thanks for your great review. More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have taken several carriage rides through town over the years and always enjoy ourselves. Very professionally run. The guides are charming and helpful (although we grew up in Cape May and know all the stories). It is a very pleasant way to see some of the sites of Cape May. Perfect for romantic couples or families with small children.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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123 reviews 123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having done this before it was worth another spin and now a review. The owners/operators have this down to a science. The horse takes commands and rarely is there a problem. The tour is very interesting to anyone outside of the area and the ride makes for great photos. PS:The "guides" are informative and polite and worth a tip!

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review,glad you enjoyed your ride.I'm always amazed at the partnership between horse and driver ,some of them act like old married couples: Dot and Rusty Blue,,Ashley and Taffy,Anna and Diesel.Most of our horses have learned voice commands and it makes the ride look seamless.Others like our Stormy need a tap to get across the street... More

Bayonne NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had the pleasure of Diesel a beautiful house top pull us through this beautiful historical town. The driver was very informative and friendly. I would recommend doing this on a nice day or during the evening.

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review,Diesel is a great fellow and the drivers like working with him.Glad that he helped make your ride a happy one. More

Sykesville, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We enjoyed our ride through the haunted Cape May. Our guide was very friendly. My 8 year old was engrossed in the ghost stories. Can't wait to return in the future.

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

The ghost story ride is very popular in the fall, but we will give that tour whenever asked.It is said there is much of that spirit activity in our town.I myself have only heard from my homes' former owner,who seems to be fine with me inhabiting his house.LOL I do hope you come back and take another ride with us... More

North Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My son and I had the best time seeing Cape May with Anna and Diesel. It was a pleasant ride with an amazing driver and horse. We got to see the sights of Cape May in a way we had never done before. It is definately a must do in Cape May. Thanks for a great time!

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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review.Diesel is one of our newest horses and also one of our largest !When I am on the street brushing him,he just TOWERS over me.A gentle giant of a draft horse.Anna has taken to this lovely horse,and has enjoyed driving him this summer.I'm glad you had a good time with this team and that you... More

New Britain, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great way to tour the historic district. Drivers are friendly and well-informed, and the horses are very well-cared for, which was not always true under previous ownership.

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