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“Your trip to Cape May is not complete without a carriage tour”

Cape May Carriage Company
Ranked #7 of 59 things to do in Cape May
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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.
Concord, North Carolina
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171 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Your trip to Cape May is not complete without a carriage tour”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We have taken this tour about 10 times in the past 5 years. The prices are very reasonable in fact they never go up. The tour guides are very knowledgeable on Cape May history. You can't go wrong with this tour.

Visited June 2013
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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Goodness you sound like one of our "regulars",I'm so happy you enjoy the ride so much.It goes both ways,we enjoy having great customers !! Thanks for your great review and see you again soon,maybe a ghost tour or a Christmas ride.
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Monongahela, PA
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had a very nice right though town in the evening. Great tour, our 3 yr old loved it. Was very relaxing.

Visited September 2013
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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you for the 5 stars,much appreciated.Glad your little one enjoyed the ride.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pleasant and relaxed way to see the historic district”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We very much enjoyed our carriage tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant and the horse Warlord was well mannered. It was a pleasant and relaxed way to view the historic area and be given the history of many of the properties.

Visited September 2013
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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for your review.Megan and Warlord make a great team,and I'm happy to hear you had a great time with them.
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Baltimore, MD
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A must for Cape May”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We wanted to go on a night ride but the weather forecast was calling for rain. We went after a late lunch instead and we were very happy with our ride. The carriage was very nice and horse was made up with flowers in its mane. The driver told us about several homes in the area and provided a few tid bits about the history of Cape May. The ride was about 30 minutes for only $40. I highly recommend the carriage tour.

Visited September 2013
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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
You discovered a ride ANY time of day is FUN. The drivers put those beautiful braids and flowers in their horses mane.They do each one different,so there is always something nice to see at the carriage stop.We do fuss over our horses.Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review,your input is appreciated.
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St. Michaels, Maryland
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pleasant Way to see Historic Cape May”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We wanted to take our 2 year old daughter for a ride on the horse drawn carriage . . she was very fascinated by the horses. We chose the white carriage and Meghan was "the driver" . . a lovely young woman from New Jersey. We took the early ride at 10 am as the forecast was for a hot afternoon in Cape May . . . high of 93F forecast for Sept. 11th. My only disappointment was that the ride was only for about 30 minutes . . $40 plus tip. We did not get out to some of the larger Victorians like the Emily Physick estate or the "Angel of the Sea" . . . so we drove out that afternoon to see those Victorians as the ones we saw from he carriage ride with all within walking distance of our hotel. I guess you could choose to take the motorized "trolley" as it covers much more . . but then you are on bus with lots of other people.

Will Workman, St. Michaels - Maryland

Visited September 2013
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921Beachgirl, Public Relations Manager at Cape May Carriage Company, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
So glad your little daughter enjoyed her ride.Children two and under ride free and the drivers will take the time to show them the right spot to pat the horse.The kids love to feel how soft these big guys are.About the two mansions you mentioned,both the Emlen Physick Estate and Angel of the Sea are way out of the historical district.Remember you are moving very slow and we need to show as much as possible in the half hour.Both places would take close to your time just getting there !!!We are also contained within our district by the city and our insurance company. Both places are available as a special event though and rides can be arranged.Hope this explains why Megan stayed within the district.Thanks for taking the time to write a review-I appreciate it.
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