Foot Passenger & Bicycle Information

Foot Passenger Information

Can you describe the foot passenger boarding process?

Boarding The Ferry

Approximately 20 minutes prior to departure boarding announcements will be made in each terminal. The announcements will instruct foot passengers to proceed to the 2nd level of the terminal to proced through the security checkpoint to prepare for boarding the vessel. Passengers can either take the stairs or an elevator to get to the Skywalks for boarding. Prior to announcements, take time to visit our restrooms, food court and gift shop. 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 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.  

Bicycle Information

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 available (seasonally) through independent operators, so you can cruise across as a foot passenger and grab a bike for a day of outdoor fun! Call Customer Service at 1.800.643.3779 to inquire about dates of service and get more information. 

For information on bicycle fares, please click here.