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Welcome aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and take a break from the ordinary! 

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! Please note that carry on alcoholic beverages are prohibited. 


Foot Passengers
Why not park your car for free in our secure lot, walk onboard the ferry and sail as a foot passenger, and then take one of the frequent shuttle buses to your shopping destinations or other points of interest? 

Vehicle Passengers

To cross the bay with your vehicle, simply call ahead. Each ferry carries 1,000 passengers but holds only 100 cars, so reservations are recommended year-round, especially around holidays and weekends. Check our schedules and fares and reserve your spot online or by calling 1-800-64-FERRY (1-800-643-3779). Don't make the trip to Cape May or Lewes only to find a full boat!  Photo ID required for driver and foot passengers 18 and over. 


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50 Years of Cruising the Delaware
More than 11 million vehicles and 34 million passengers have crossed the 17-mile mouth of Delaware Bay via vessels of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry during its interesting 40-year history of operations that began July 1, 1964.