Cruising across the Delaware Bay aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

COVID-19 Travel FAQs

COVID-19 Ferry Travel FAQs

There are plenty of questions about the ins and outs of Ferry travel during COVID-19. Here, we've compiled answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions. 

Are Reservations Really Required?

Yes! Reservations are required. This is for your safety as well as the safety of our team; our goal is to minimize the exchange of materials during the check-in process at the toll booth, and the more you can do in advance, the better for all involved.


Are Foot Passengers Allowed?

No, unfortunately not. Foot passenger travel is suspended until further notice.  

Due to the dropping temperatures and spiking COVID cases, foot passenger and bicycle travel is suspended until further notice. Please know that this difficult decision was made to help keep our passengers and crew safe and healthy throughout the holiday season and into 2021. We hope to reevaluate the situation in mid-January.  

Important Information for Foot Passengers

Can I Bring My Bicycle Aboard?

No, unfortunately not. Bicycle travel is suspended until further notice.  

Similar to foot passenger travel, due to the dropping temperatures and spiking COVID cases, bicycle travel will be suspended until further notice. 

Bicycle Travel Information

Can I Get Out of My Vehicle?

At the Terminal
While you're waiting to depart, you're welcome to exit your vehicle to stretch or walk around a bit. If you do so, please note that masks are required, and please remember to maintain 6' of social distance.

Please note that the Cape May terminal is currently closed with the exception of the restrooms. 

On the Vessel
The interior seating area is no longer accessible. Restooms are available, and the Galley is open serving limited, grab-n-go food and beverage options. 
The exterior decks of the vessel remain accessible during the crossing, under the following guidelines:

  • Masks are required
  • A minimum of 6' of social distance is required between you and anyone not in your household
  • Directional signage will be in place to help coordinate the flow of traffic on board. Starboard (righthand side as you look forward to the bow) stairwells will be designated as UP, Port (lefthand side as you look forward to the bow) stairwells will be designated as DOWN. Please follow these directions as they are for the safety of all aboard,  


Is There Food & Beverage Available?

Aboard the vessels, the indoor grab and go areas are serving drinks, snacks and lighter fare. Cash and credit card payments are accepted.  

In Lewes, Grain On the Rocks, operated by Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, is open for lunch & dinner, and will be open seven days a week, year-round. Learn more about Grain On the Rocks here, or visit their website.  

On the Rocks at the Cape May terminal is closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy burgers, brews and views with us this summer.  


Do I Have to Quarantine If I'm Visiting or Returning to New Jersey?

If you're traveling from a state with a high COVID-19 infection rate, a 14-day quarantine is suggested, per the joint advisory issued by the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on June 24. The advisory states that travelers arriving from, or New Jersey residents returning from, other states with high COVID-19 infection rates should voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. Per the advisory, quarantine is voluntary, not mandatory, but compliance is exepected. Please check here for the most up-to-date list and for additional information.

NJ Travel Advisory Information

Will Shuttle Service Be Available?

Unfortunately, no, there is no shuttle service available from either terminal at this time. In Lewes, there is a DART stop located right in front of the terminal, which you can use to access downtown Lewes, Tanger Outlets, and Rehoboth Beach. Please note that the route does not run on Sundays during the fall/winter. For more information on the DART routes and schedules, please visit their website and reference Route 204