May 26, 2020
The Latest on COVID-19 and Cape May-Lewes Ferry Travel
Updated: Tuesday, May 26
We are sailing daily, operating on a reduced departure schedule, with four (4) departures from each terminal daily. Passengers, please note that if you need to exit your vehicle to use the restrooms or - beginning Friday, May 29, access the exterior decks - masks are required.
While we are increasing our departure schedule and allowing vehicle passengers to access the exterior decks beginning May 29, at this time we do not have an ETA on when foot passenger and bicycle travel will resume.
We are continually evaluating plans that will allow that to happen, and we'll begin doing so as soon as we can safely accommodate it. We thank you for your understanding as we look out for the safety of our passengers and crew.
Additionally, our summer schedule has been updated through Labor Day weekend, with additional crossings available Friday - Sunday and holidays beginning July 3.
The following safety precautions remain in place:
- Reservations are required, and no cash will be accepted until further notice
- Masks are required anytime passengers step out of the vehicle
- Vehicle traffic only (no foot passenger or bicycle traffic permitted)
- Passengers are asked to remain in their vehicles for the duration of the crossing, through Thursday, May 28.
- Beginning Friday, May 29, vehicle passengers may access the exterior decks of the vessel. Masks are required, as is maintaining 6' of social distance from anyone not in your household.
- Directional signage is in place on the vessels to help control the flow of traffic. For the health and safety of all aboard, please pay attention and follow directions.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Important update from the Governor's Office for passengers traveling to Delaware:
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What We're Doing
- There is currently no access to the terminal parking lots in either Cape May or Lewes. All traffic is being directed through the toll booth.
- No cash transactions, reservations are required. Please book online in advance, or give us a call at 800.643.3779.
- Masks are required upon exiting your vehicle.
- The terminals are allowing controlled access for restrooms. If you need to utilize the restrooms in the terminal, please note that masks are required upon exiting your vehicle.
- There is no food service available in the terminals or aboard the vessels.
- Restrooms are available aboard the vessels. If you need to utilize the restrooms on board, please note that masks are required upon exiting your vehicle.
- Passengers with accessibility concerns are asked to please use the facilities available in the terminal prior to departing, as there is no elevator on board; access to the passenger decks requires the use of stairs.
- If you have accessibility concerns, please inform us during the booking process or upon arrival at the toll booth.
- In the unlikely event of an emergency, the crew will come to the car deck to assist you and provide direction.
What You Can Do
- First and foremost, continue to follow health authority guidelines and protocols, and adhere to all state-issued directives. If you'll be traveling, please continue to wash your hands, maintain appropriate social distance, and wear a mask upon exiting your vehicle. This protects yourself, your fellow passengers, and our crew.
- Make a reservation and book online. Reservations are required, and no cash will be accepted until further notice. The more you can do in advance, the better, and while we normally enjoy the interaction with you, at this time it’s best to limit that as much as possible. If you must call, Call Center staffing will be reduced to further protect our employees, so anticipate longer wait times.
- Please listen for instructions! All announcements will be made via our on-board PA system, so we’d ask that you keep an ear out for them.
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We know this represents a large departure from our normal operating procedure, however this is an extraordinary situation. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. And once again, please remember that this is a very fluid situation and that things can, and likely will, change quickly. We'll continue to update our procedures, policies and suggestions as the situation unfolds, always keeping the safety of our passengers and employees at the forefront.
Have additional questions or concerns? Do not hesitate to call us at 800-643-3779, or write to [email protected]. Also, check our social media and home page of our web site for any updates or travel advisories.