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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 #6 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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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Bayonne NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Lumberton, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I decided to FINALLY splurge on a carriage ride for our 10th anniversary. It was a pretty busy day so we had to get a 930pm ride. SO glad, the ride at night under the stars was magical. We learned about many of the historic homes, hotels, and bed and breakfasts in Cape May. Our driver was... More

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

Congrats on your 10 years together,that is wonderful, and I'm so glad you chose to spend it with a carriage ride.I myself enjoy the night rides because of just what you said,the stars feel close enough to touch.Of course my rides are of the clean up the street nature but i enjoy the stars just the same.lol Our drivers tell... More

Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We did two rides in one day we liked it so much! One during the day with my 8 year old newphew: the woman talked about the ghosts of Cape May throughout the whole ride, which was very interesting! We came again that night just my husband and I for a more relaxing ride and to experience the tour from... More

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

Wow another "AWESOME" ! I'm just ticked pink about your review,and the fact you went twice.!I remember seeing you and your group looking so cheerful,and had a feeling you were enjoying yourselves.The evening rides are wonderful for "two"because there is much less traffic and in the open carriage ,you can see the night sky.So glad we could make your visit... More

Millville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Last Sunday was a beautiful day for a carriage ride so my family and I decides it was just the thing to do. We were a total of 11 people, where we got a good price because we took up all three carriages. The guide I had was very personable and informative which made my ride all the more enjoyable.... More

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

Oh my stars it sounds like you all had a blast.!!!!Makes us happy to read a review like yours.Having a large group of friend and family take the ride together is a great idea,you can tell each other the tid-bits you learned from the different drivers,Thank you so much for taking the time to write. More

Springfield, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
98 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This carriage ride is a very good way to explore Cape May's history and victorian past. We loved this fun filled ride.

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

I'm so glad you had a fun ride.We aim to please here at the carriage stop,Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review,you are appreciated. More

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