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Cape May - Lewes Ferry

A quick trip across the Delaware Bay is the perfect idea for a day trip.

Basic Information


New Jersey Port: 1200 Charles Sandman Blvd., North Cape May, NJ, 08204
Delaware Port: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE, 19958
Contact: 1-800-643-3779
Site: http://www.capemaylewesferry.com

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry, capable of carrying up to 100 vehicles and 1,000 passengers, is the most memorable way to travel between Delaware and New Jersey. Take the Cape May - Lewes Ferry on a 17-mile, 80-minute voyage across the Delaware Bay and cut miles off your trip along the Atlantic Coast. Whether you are vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, Fenwick Island, Lewes, Dewey Beach, Ocean City, MD, Ocean City, NJ, Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, or anywhere else along the Jersey Shore, the ferry is just a short drive away.
Schedules and fare rates can be found at their web site located here.
(http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/schedfares/schedfares.asp)

Programs and Events


  • Lewes Terminal: The Cape May-Lewes Ferry offers convenient, round-trip foot passenger service to exciting destinations in Delaware and New Jersey. Food Court and Gift Shop open year round. On the Rocks Bar & Grill open weekends beginning Memorial Day Weekend-daily after July 4th till August 31st.

  • Cape May Terminal: The Cape May-Lewes Ferry offers convenient, round-trip foot passenger service to exciting destinations in Delaware and New Jersey. Food Court and Gift Shop open year round. Rock Pile Bar & Grill open weekends beginning Memorial Day Weekend - daily after July 4th till August 31st. Sunset Lounge (100 seat) Banquet Facility is available year round to book special events.

  • Rock the Boat: FREE with the price of ferry passage. Boatloads of great music! The ferry is the place to be on summer Friday nights in July and August. Cruise departs Cape May at 6:00 p.m. and from Lewes at 6:15 p.m. every Friday, 7/10-8/28.

  • Lighthouse Pete's Family Fun Cruise: FREE with price of ferry passage. Bring the family on a fun-filled adventure with the ferry's adorable mascot, Lighthouse Pete the Pirate. Pete will be joined by other family entertainment including music.
    • Wednesdays from Cape May, NJ, 7/8-8/30 on the 6 p.m. round-trip departure.
    • Sundays from Lewes, DE, 7/8-8/30 on the 6:15 round-trip departure.

  • View Victoria: Includes round-trip ferry ride from Lewes and shuttle service into Cape May. From there, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) will take you on a guided, 30-minute trolley tour of the town's Historic District.
    • Weekends, 5/2-6/14 and 10/3-11/11; Daily 6/15-9/27
    • Adults: $24; Children 6-13: $17; Children under 6: Free.

  • Atlantic City Tours - Lucky 7: Package departs from Lewes Terminal and includes round-trip ferry cruise, deluxe motor coach transportation to Atlantic City's Tropicana Hotel & Casino and free parking from departure point. Reservations: Highly recommended, call 1-800-643-3779. Must be 21 years of age to participate.
    • Every Wednesday & Thursday, June 16 - Aug. 27
    • 9:15 a.m. NB Departure Leaving Lewes
    • 6:00 p.m. SB Departure Leaving Cape May

    • Itinerary:
      • 8:45 a.m. Customer Check In - Must have picture ID
      • 9:15 a.m. Boat Departs Lewes
      • 12:15 a.m. Arrive in Atlantic City
      • 4:30 p.m. Depart Atlantic City
      • 6:00 p.m. Boat departs Cape May
      • 7:15 p.m. Arrive back in Lewes


  • Cape May County Zoo Trip: Includes round-trip ferry ride. Departing from Lewes at 9:15 a.m. and returning from Cape May at 4:30 p.m. Also includes shuttle service to and from the zoo. You'll get a fascinating look at 250 species of animals, birds and reptiles in a beautiful garden setting. SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
    • Every Tues. and Thurs., 6/18-8/27
    • Adults: $26;Children 6-13: $18; Children under 6: Free

  • World War II Trolley Tour: Includes round-trip ferry ride and shuttle service into Cape May. From there, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) will take you on a guided 2-hour trolley tour. Learn about the impact of the war on the Cape May area and see the coastal fortifications at Cape May Point including Battery 223 and Fire Control Tower No. 23; see the Cape May Canal and tour Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.
    • Monday & Wednesday, June 29-September 7 Departing from Lewes at 10:15 a.m.
    • Adults $36; Children 6-13 $26; Children under 6 Free.

  • First-Time Sailors Program: The Cape May-Lewes Ferry recognizes those young travelers aboard for the first time by giving them a coloring book, certificate and sticker. Ask a crewmember for further details.

  • Marine Naturalist Program: FREE with the price of ferry passage. Join the Stone Harbor Wetlands Institute naturalist aboard the ferry. Experience informal talks about live animals brought aboard (terrapins, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, etc.).
    • Mon. & Thurs., 7/6-8/27
    • Departs from Cape May at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    • Departs from Lewes at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

  • Historic Lewes Tour (Self-guided Tour): Includes round-trip ferry ride from Cape May, shuttle service into Lewes and admission into the Lewes Historical Society Complex, Cannonball House Maritime Museum and HMB DeBraak exhibit at Zwaanendael Museum. (On the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. departures every Tues.-Thurs., you may add the Lewes Guided Trolley Tour for an additional $3 per person; Children under age 6 free.)
    • Mon.-Sat., 6/16-9/13; Open 7 days 7/14-8/16
    • Adults: $24; Children 6-13: $17; Children under 6: Free.

  • Lewes Guided Trolley Tour: Includes everything in Historic Lewes Tour plus a 30-minute guided trolley tour of Historic Lewes.
    • Tue.-Thurs., 6/16-9/17
    • Adults: $27; Children 6-13: $17; Children under 6: Free

  • NASCAR: NASCAR Fans: Get to Dover Downs in Record Time! On race day, fans will have the best seats in the house when they board the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. Order your choice of packages:
    • From Cape May: $179.00 per person - Includes round-trip ferry fare and deluxe Motor Coach Transportation via the Cape May Lewes Ferry, Admission to Dover Downs Speedway at Turn 4, Triple Letter Seats with View of Pit Row and free parking at Big Lots. Does not include NASCAR race ticket-$79.00 per person-Includes round-trip ferry fare and deluxe Motor Coach Transportation via the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, and parking at Big Lots.

    • From Lewes: $149.00 per person - Includes deluxe Motor Coach Transportation, adminission to Dover Downs Speedway, with Turn 4, Triple Letter Seats with view of Pit Row and free parking at Lewes Terminal Deparure point. Does not include NASCAR race ticket-$49.00 per person-Includes deluxe Motor Coach Transportation and free parking at Lewes Terminal departure point.

    *All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given by Lion Tours, Dover Downs or the CMLF. If the event is postponed, your ticket will entitle you to admission on the rescheduled date for the event.

    Time: CAPE MAY PACKAGES
    6:15 a.m. Pick up time at Big Lot's Parking Lot
    7:30 a.m. south bound departure.
    9:00 a.m. Deluxe Motor Coach departs Lewes Terminal
    Departs Dover Down 45 minutes after Last Race

    LEWES PACKAGES
    8:45 a.m.Pick up tickets
    9:00 a.m. Deluxe Motor Coach departs Lewes Terminal

    Reservations: Required at 1-800-64-Ferry (33779)

    Tickets: If time allows, Lion Tours will mail customers their tickets. If not, they will be distributed at time of departures when customers check in at the Big Lot's parking lot.