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 passenger and bicycle travel has resumed! Please note that shuttle service is not currently available, more information available below.      

Our prior procedures and precautions will go back into effect, so please read on for a quick refresher. 

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, in order to allow for appropriate social distancing measures, foot passenger capacity is currently limited. As such, reservations are required due to this limited availability.

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

We'll resume the procedures and processes that were previously in place. 

  • All foot passengers are required to check-in with the ticket counter prior to boarding
  • The screening process begins 45 minutes prior to departure, and ends 30 minutes prior to departure. Foot passengers will not be allowed to board after screening ends, regardless of reservation status.
  • If you would like to visit the gift shop, grab a bite to eat or use the restrooms in the terminal, please make sure to arrive early enough to accommodate the timeline above. 
  • 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?

Yes, all existing safety and social distancing precautions remain in place. Masks are required in the terminals, on board the vessels and in outdoor areas while on terminal grounds. Masks may be removed for food & beverage consumption, but we ask that you maintain appropriate social distancing, and please put your mask back on when finished.  

Where Can I Sit?

In order to maintain appropriate social distancing in the indoor areas of our vessels, foot passengers will be assigned a seat type upon check-in at the ticket counter, based on the number of people in your group. 

  • Groups of 1 or 2 will be given a brown sticker, which allows you to sit in our theater-style lounge seats 
  • Groups of 3 or more will be issued a blue sticker, which allows you to sit at our interior tables 
  • Please make sure your sticker is visible to our crew upon boarding the vessel
  • Exterior seating is open to all passengers

What Can I Do To Help Keep My Fellow Passengers (and Ferry Crewmembers) Safe?

Passengers are part of our team! While we're working hard to do all we can to provide the safest environment possible, you play a big role as a passenger. We ask that you wash your hands, wear a mask anytime you are outside of your vehicle or consuming food/beverages, and follow all social distancing procedures that are in place. Check out the video for more info! 


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

Please note that shuttle service is not currently available from either terminal.
  • In Lewes, the DART (Delaware Area Rapid Transit) bus picks up and drops off in front of the terminal six days a week (Monday thru Saturday, there is no Sunday bus service in the winter/spring). For schedules, please visit the DART website and look up route 204 (link to Route 204 schedule). 
  • In Cape May, there is no public transportation available from the terminal. Taxi service, Uber and Lyft are available, but we cannot recommend specific companies. If you would like to utilize these services, we recommend arranging them in advance of arriving at the terminal.