Family friendly travel aboard the Cape May Lewes Ferry

Back to School Shopping with the Ferry

Get the most out of Back to School Shopping

It’s almost that time of year again. Teachers are finalizing lesson plans and schools are clearing the cobwebs out of the hallways in preparation. Yes, it’s almost time to go back to school, and back to school means shopping.

We know. Back to school shopping invokes memories of fighting crowds, tons of traffic, and generally, lots of frustration. Howver, if you're looking for a way to change things up this year and make back to school shopping a fun and relaxing experience, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry can help!

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Cape May to Lewes

When you board the Ferry in Cape May, there are plenty of options for back to school shopping in Lewes. For those who prefer the flexibility of driving their own car, vehicle passengers are just a quick fifteen minute drive to Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach. There, you'll find all the stores you could possibly need, from Nike to Banana Republic to Tommy Hilfiger to Under Armour. Or, for those who prefer to save the mileage on the car (and add a little more money for shopping!), check out our Back to School Shuttle package, which includes round-trip foot passenger fare from Cape May to Lewes, and free outlet shuttle tickets for all passengers. Leave the driving to us, so you can focus on shopping til you drop. And remember, aside from the great deals available at the Outlets, Delaware has no sales tax so you’ll get more bang for your buck! 


Lewes to Cape May

Looking for something unique to head back to school with this year? The Washington Street Mall, only a 12 minute drive from the Cape May Ferry Terminal, is the place to shop for handcrafted and specialty goods. The Washington Street Mall is located in downtown Cape May and offers more than 80 stores and shops. You'll find clothes for all ages, as well as local products ranging from peanut butter to jewelry, honey, and home décor. And if you happen to work up an appetite while shopping, the mall has over 25 restaurants and sweet shops to satisfy your cravings. 

When to Go?

If you’re looking for a specific day to knock out your back to school shopping, why not combine your shopping spree with a musical cruise? Get your shopping done during the day, then check out our Friday evening Rock the Boat Cruises, which depart from Lewes at 5:15pm and Cape May at 6pm through August 31. Or, make it a weekend trip and kick back on one of our Sunday Jamz Cruises, which depart Sundays at 3:15pm from Lewes and 3:30pm Cape May through August 26.