Foot Passenger & Bicycle Information
Foot Passenger Information
Foot Passenger and Bicycle Travel Are Currently Suspended
As we sail into 2021, we’re taking some proactive steps to help ensure the safety of both our passengers and crew. To that end, we’ve made the decision to suspend foot and bicycle passenger travel until further notice. At this time a target date has not been set to resume those operations, but we will be revisiting the situation at the end of January. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your support and cooperation as we navigate the current situation.
More Information for Foot Passengers and Bicyclists
Can you describe the foot passenger boarding process?
All foot passengers must check-in at the ticket counter prior to boarding, and proceed to the skywalk for screening. The screening process begins 45 minutes prior to departure, and concludes 30 minutes prior to departures. Passengers not screened when the process concludes will not be able to board, regardless of reservation status.
Passengers can either take the stairs or an elevator to get to the Skywalks for boarding. Upon boarding the vessel you will be required to present your ticket for scanning by our Dock Attendant. There are also restrooms, gift shop and a food court on each ferry.
Can an Unaccompanied Minor Board the Ferry as a Foot Passenger? If so, at what age?
Yes, unaccompanied minors who are 14 years or older may travel aboard the Ferry without an escort. A maximum of two children between the ages of 2 and 13 can travel escorted by a passenger who is at least 14 years old.
Can I leave my car at the terminal if I board as a foot passenger?
Yes, you are welcome to park your car at either the Cape May or Lewes terminals, free of charge. If you need to leave your vehicle overnight you are welcome to do so, simply register your license plate at the ticket counter before departing.
Bike riding in Delaware and New Jersey is an experience. Delaware is rated the third best state in the country for bike riders and NJ is 17th. Take your bike over to Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes and explore the myriad of trails weaving through beaches, marshes, and maritime forests. Head the other direction to Cape May, where you can cruise into town and access all the bars, restaurants,and beaches within a few miles!
Bicycles are free on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, riders pay the foot passenger fare and walk their bikes on board. Riders walk their bike on board and may secure their bike using one of the racks located on the car deck. Please note that bicycle locks are not provided.
Bike Rentals are typically available seasonally through independent operators, however due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, rentals are not currently available at the Lewes terminal. We'll update when bike rentals resume, so you can cruise across as a foot passenger and grab a bike for a day of outdoor fun!
For information on bicycle fares, please click here.