View of the Delaware Bay from the deck of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Foot Passenger Travel Information

Important Information for Foot Passengers

Good news! Foot passengers and bicyclists are welcome aboard! Weekend shutle service is available in Cape May (more information) through October 10.    

Do I Need a Reservation?

Yes! Folks who've traveled with us as foot passengers before may be accustomed to simply walking up to the ticket counter and purchasing a ticket prior to the departure of their choice, however, please note that reservations are currently required for all passengers. And while we have removed our capacity limitations for foot passengers, please note that indoor seating is not guaranteed due to social distancing requirements. 

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When Should I Arrive? When Does the Boarding Process Begin?

Our normal foot passenger boarding process has resumed. 

  • All foot passengers are required to check-in with the ticket counter prior to boarding
  • Please listen for the boarding announcements and make your way to the Foot Passenger boarding area on the second floor of the terminal. We ask that you arrive in the screening area ~ 20 minutes before departure. 
  • The screening process has been modified to allow for appropriate social distancing. For your safety as well as that of our employees, please follow the signage in place. 
  • Passengers may carry with them a maximum of 2 "carry on" bags of luggage. Large volumes of luggage will not be permitted. 

Do I Need To Wear A Mask?

Aboard the Vessels
If you are outside on the exterior decks of the vessel, masks are no longer required.

If you are indoors, yes, masks are still required for all passengers 2 years of age and older, per CDC recommendations and US Coast Guard regulations. As a method of public transportation, we are subject to United States Coast Guard regulations, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.  

At the Terminals
If you are outside, or at one of the restaurants or food & beverage locations, no, masks are not required. Masks are required in the skywalks.  


What is It Like in the Terminal? What Safety Procedures Are in Place?

Great question. We've worked hard on both visible and behind-the-scenes improvements to help keep the terminals as safe as possible and ensure smooth sailing for all. Take a look at what we've been up to:

Getting Around In Cape May and Lewes

  • In Cape May, weekend shuttle service from the terminal to the Cape May Welcome Center (609 Lafayette St.) is available through October 10.
  • Taxi service, Uber and Lyft are available, but we cannot recommend specific companies or drivers. If you would like to utilize these services, we recommend arranging them in advance of arriving at the terminal.  
  • If you would like to arrange to rent an electric bicycle from Pedego Electric Bicycles, please email them or call them at 609.305.4566 to find out if they can provide a rental for you at the terminal. 
  • In Lewes, the DART (Delaware Area Rapid Transit) bus picks up and drops off in front of the terminal. For schedules, please visit the DART website and look up route 204.
  • Avis/Budget Rental Cars are available from both terminals (year-round in Lewes, seasonally in Cape May). Please visit this page for more information.