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Cape May-Lewes Ferry

43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779
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Easy Breezy

Taking the Ferry from Cape May to Lewes is the highlight of our vacation. It's relaxing and with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Burke, Virginia
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Uncrowded Crossing

We recently made the roundtrip between Lewes, DE, and Cape May, NJ on the ferry, and it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-3142
+1 800-643-3779

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Taking the Ferry from Cape May to Lewes is the highlight of our vacation. It's relaxing and with beautiful views. Today we were treated to a pod of dolphins swimming past the ship. Enjoyed the breezes, a little snack, and watching others enjoy their trip....More

Thank frannie717
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently made the roundtrip between Lewes, DE, and Cape May, NJ on the ferry, and it was uncrowded in both directions on weekdays in July. We had made ferry reservations a couple weeks in advance, and processing and entry into the ferry landing were...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our Chihuahua loved the smooth ride. Seeing a dolphin was a bonus. Even the bagels were good. We found the staff courteous as well.

Thank Beenthere69
Reviewed 5 days ago

Board at Lewes Delaware or at Cape May New Jersey for a good time.aboard some nice ships with powerful new engines updated a few years ago. Bars are open and the food offerings are mediocre, so pack your own sandwich in your backpack for the...More

Thank pwescott
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you are on the De side. Take the ferry across to Cape May, NJ and enjoy the day. Lots to do. My wife and I taken this trip many many times. Wonderful.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the round trip walk on passenger and had a blast! They have an outside bar that was the perfect place to see sunset and the moonrise at the same time not to mention we saw dolfins at the beginning of our trip. Overall was...More

Thank LuigisOCNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this ferry ride. You can drive your car onto the ferry or go as a foot passenger. I did the latter. Plenty of seating inside and out. The trip is about an hour an a half. Once you leave the dock area, the...More

Thank Leigh Ann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided last minute to take the ferry to Delaware. The wait wasn't too long to get on and we had no problems. The waiting area was very comfortable with chairs inside with TV's or just to look out the window. Unfortunately the ocean was...More

Thank degrawm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, relaxing trip across the bay to Cape May, then off to shopping via the shuttle. Fun day, beautiful sights , great shopping. A must do for when friends come to visit!

Thank Mary Lou A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequently take the ferry from Lewes to Cape May as a start to my journey north to visit family in NH.. I highly recommend this ride across the water whether by foot, bicycle or car and whether going one way or round trip. It's...More

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July 8, 2017|
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Response from Niklou40 | Reviewed this property |
I used the wifi to post on Facebook etc
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July 4, 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
In season, there is a shuttle. Check with the ferry boat people or call them.about the shuttle. Website has some info on this as well. I do not know much about Lewes. But I am sure there are some nice places because Lewes... More
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It was very easy- we called when we realized that we wanted more time in Cape May. All the customer service folks are so nice. They need your booking number or last name on the reservation. Make sure that they change your... More