Ground-breaking for the current Lewes Terminal begain in 1999 for the official opening of the terminal in the summer of 2000. In line with the Millenial year, the terminal is designed to be open, modern and connect inside passengers with the wonders of the Delaware Bay even before they start their journey on board.
Developed out of a 1994 master plan, the Lewes terminal handles up to one million annual passengers. In addition, it serves as a local gathering spot for residents enjoying a great casual meal at the On the Rocks Waterfront Grill, community gatherings including weekly mah jong groups, and scout and school groups interested in studying marine life.
The two-story lobby is designed in a lighthouse motif with glass all around to always make the bay the center of focus. A 320 ft. elevated glass sky bridge allows foot passengers to comfortably board outgoing vessels. All terminal facilities are handicap accessible with elevators, ramps and friendly, staff always available to help passengers move throughout the terminal with ease.
The first floor lobby includes a children's arcade, indoor cafeteria style dining, and gift shop with ferry souvenirs, apparel and reading material. Walls are lined with relevant and current tourism guides for both Delaware and New Jersey attractions. The terminal is open in concert with the daily ferry operation's schedule. Passengers are requested to be on site one hour before boarding to allow for safe vehicle staging.
New for 2015!
Free Electric Vehicle Charging
When: Starting March 2015
Where: Located in the public lot near the passenger terminal building. Look for the EV reserved parking signs.
Hours: Open during normal Lewes Terminal business hours
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