Things to Do While Waiting for Your Ferry

Tips For Making the Most of Your Time at the Terminals

So you bought your tickets to ride the ferry, showed up the recommended 45 minutes to an hour early, and you’re all checked in and ready to go … except the ferry isn’t boarding yet. We have plenty of activities to pass the time before your ferry boards, all without leaving the terminal!

Grain On the Rocks at the Lewes Ferry Terminal


Grab a burger to eat or sip on an orange crush

Dockside restaurants are located at both the Cape May and Lewes terminals. In Lewes, Grain On the Rocks is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and in Cape May, we will be announcing a brand new dining option soon which will be open seasonally from May through September. 

interior view of Exit Zero's Cafe 64 inside the Cape May terminal


Stop In and Shop

Looking for souvenirs to remember your trip? Stop by the Ferry Shop onboard the vessel. Or, if you are in Lewes, you'll find merchandise for sale at the Lewes Coffee Company inside the Lewes terminal. 

a bird soars over the Delaware Bay


Admire the local wildlife

The Delaware Bay is an incredibly diverse ecosystem, so naturally we see quite a bit of wildlife by the ferry’s terminals. Keep an eye out for fish, osprey, sea gulls and even dolphins! And for a closer look, we have mounted binoculars on the docks.

Playground at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Cape May


Slide and climb on the playground

We haven’t forgotten about the younger family members! Kids can climb on the playground, and parents can easily watch from the docks or from the surrounding benches.

the Cape May terminal grounds at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Cape May, NJ


Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view

The easiest way to pass the time is by taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Delaware Bay. Our terminals are the perfect place to look out over the water and maybe even catch a sunset, so grab a seat and enjoy the view.  

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