Family friendly travel aboard the Cape May Lewes Ferry

Summer Family Friendly Travel

Whether the Ferry is one stop on your journey or the main adventure, there are plenty of activities throughout the summer to entertain families.

Go Treasure Hunting on Lewes Beach

Lewes Beach is renowned for its cobalt blue and emerald green sea glass, as well as pottery shards from shipwrecks off the coast. The best times to search are during a low tide after a storm. If you're not up for the hunt, check out the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival held every June featuring sea glass artists, decoy carvers and waterfowl artists from all over the East coast and even the Virgin Islands. 

A Fun & Efficient Way to Cross the Bay

Cut hours off a trip from New Jersey to the Delaware Beaches, while allowing the kids to burn off energy. Experience the playground and mini golf at the Cape May terminal. You might even catch one of the live, waterfront events that happen throughout the year. While on the boat, the kids are free to explore and check out the snack and gift shops. Meanwhile, parents can relax in Adirondack chairs, take in the sights and indulge in a drink from the bar. 

Experience Two Historic Cities in One Day

Lean about the early 17th-century Dutch settlement of Lewes and the attack on the city during the War of 1812. Take the 85-minute journey on the Ferry across the Delaware Bay to soak in the Victorian appeal of Cape May, full of restaurants, a boardwalk and shops.