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Cape May Carriage Company

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Address: 315 Ocean St, Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-4466
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Description: We are a horse-drawn carriage company.We provide guided tours through...
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.
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Relax and enjoy!

Just sit back and listen to the wonderful local history of Cape May. The horse and carriage just take you back in time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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New York
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Just sit back and listen to the wonderful local history of Cape May. The horse and carriage just take you back in time.

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Quincy, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Enjoyed the ride and stories. Learned about Cape May on the first night of our visit. The carriages are easy to find and we did not have to wait

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New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have taken rides several times throughout the years and have enjoyed each and every one. The drivers are friendly and informative and the horses are lovingly cared for. I even surprised my wife years back with a horse and carriage ride for our wedding at Cove Beach. Our driver was a lovely lassie named Nicole and it was indeed... More 

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

Ah yes," lovingly cared for" we do love our beasties. Thank you for a wonderful review,and come back on you wedding anniversary. More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were disappointed this trip with our carriage ride. In the past the drivers have been informative and engaging. Unfortunately, this time we had a driver that was in training, and she was having problems with the horse, so this wasn't the best experience. Both she and the trainer were distracted for a good part of the ride.

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

Thank you for a thoughtful review and thanks for giving me additional information. We did have a trainee that day with her instructor. Our drivers are now taught to throw their voices forward,instead of turning toward the customers.This has been done because of safety concerns with car traffic.Our drivers also learn on all different horses.The horse that day gave her... More 

New York, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I liked riding a horse-drawn carriage, and the driver points out certain historic houses. The tour departs and arrives at the Washington Street Mall.

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

Thank you so much for your spring review.This is a great time to ride in Cape May . We appreciate you taking the time to write. More 

Pennsburg
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have taken the carriage ride twice. Both times the driver knew the history well. The difference was who was in the carriage with us. The other couple ask the driver a question that did not have anything to do with Cape May but it started a running conversation that would not end. The driver tried her best but they... More 

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

I'm sorry that your ride was ruined but I don't understand how it happened.ALL the rides are private now and have been for three years. The only reason you would be with strangers would be if you had split the fee with people you didn't know.The driver would be under the assumption that you were friends,and probably hoped you jumped... More 

Troutville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We loved the bird watching. It was great. We saw so many varieties of water fowl and the hawks were migrating. It was nice to have people there who were heads of bird clubs and authors who had written bird guides. They were vocal in letting you know the species you were viewing. It was a great family adventure.

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New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hit or miss whether you get an driver that is enthusiastic explaining aspect of Cape May as you drive through the streets. Fun for the kids, couples, and families.

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

Well it should not be "hit or miss" with your driver.If this happens to you,please come back to the booker or the assistant and tell us what happened.Part of a drivers training is focused on making our passengers enthralled for a half hour.Some of our drivers are more animated than others but all should keep you entertained. Remember they are... More 

New Jersey
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196 reviews 196 reviews
52 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My girlfriends and I took a ride. It was in October so we opted for a "ghost" tour. We caught the horse carraige by the Washington Mall. Our driver was friendly and told us the glost stories of Capr May. It was very pleasant. We did it at night but they have t=regular rides during the day.

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

Thank you for your review.Our "ghost "story tours are popular that time of year,as they are a fun change.A ride with girlfriends is a trip to remember.I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourselves with us. More 

New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Love taking carriage rides in Cape May, drivers are very friendly and informative. Horses are beautiful. Have done this many times before. Very relaxing.

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

Thank you Trixie for your fab five star review !!Sounds like you've gone several times and enjoyed yourself.We so appreciate folks like you who come back again and again.I've started to recognize folks I'd seen the summer before and I like that.Hope to see you again soon.It's almost time to start up again for the year,and we can't wait. More 

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