Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE. 19958


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Take a voyage across the Delaware Bay to beautiful Cape May, New Jersey! Since 1964, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry has enabled millions of travelers to easily visit Cape May’s wonderful beaches, shops, restaurants, and more. The ferry’s numerous amenities include elevators, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi accessibility.

This incredible sea route has ushered millions of eager tourists and locals between the charming shores of Lewes, Delaware, and Cape May, New Jersey. As you voyage across the blue waters, you can admire the breathtaking views of the bay, spot diverse wildlife, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Schedule

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry operates throughout the year, with daily sailings available. The schedule is subject to change, based on the season and the day of the week, with an increased frequency of sailings during the summer months to cater to the tourist season. The first ferry typically sets sail from each side at around 7:30 AM, and the final crossing of the day is usually around 6:00 PM. To ensure the most precise and current schedule, passengers are encouraged to visit the ferry’s official website.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Cost

The cost of a trip on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry depends on your specific ticket type. Prices vary based on vehicle size, if you’re bringing one along, or whether you’re a foot passenger. Discounted rates are available for seniors, children, and military personnel. All fares are for round-trip journeys and can be found and purchased on the ferry’s official website or at the terminal on your departure day.

Do You Need To Make A Reservation?

While it is not always necessary to make a reservation for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, it is highly recommended, especially during the summer season and holiday periods when services can be busy. A reservation guarantees that you won’t be turned away due to a fully booked ferry. For travelers bringing a vehicle, securing a reservation is especially important due to the limited vehicle space. 

You can easily make a reservation online through the ferry’s official website or by calling the Customer Service Center. 

Operating Hours

Customer Service is open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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