Cape May-Lewes Ferry:
Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE

by | Dec 31, 2020 | 0 comments

We decided to take the ferry from Cape Henlopen to Cape May to break up our drive back from Ocean City, MD to New York. The ferry terminal in Delaware is located within the Cape Henlopen State Park. I wanted to get to the ferry terminal early to spend some time at the park but we didn’t make it. At least we made it in time for the boat.

Reservations must be made online in order to use the ferry. The ferry crosses each direction at specific times four times a day. We needed to coordinate our leaving Ocean City to arrive in time for the ferry. It is suggested to be there a half hour early.

When we arrived at the terminal we were shown to the lane where we would wait until it was time for boarding. Each lane of cars was directed when to board and where to park on the ferry. Most passengers exit their car to enjoy the hour and fifteen minute ride. It is possible to access the car even during the ferry ride.

We exited our car and immediately went onto the deck to get views of the water. We passed a few lighthouses on the trip and enjoyed the fresh sea air.

People told us that it is common to see dolphins when approaching Cape May but we weren’t lucky enough to see them. When we exited the boat we noticed a playground at the Cape May Ferry Terminal.

We really enjoyed the ferry ride and felt like we had a bonus trip while we were driving home.


Posted: December 31, 2020

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.

Address of Lewes Terminal:

43 Cape Henlopen Drive

Lewes, DE 19958

Address of Cape May Terminal:

1200 Lincoln Blvd

North Cape May, NJ 08204

Phone Number:


Check online for the schedule:

Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 2 hours, 35 minutes

Lakewood: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Monsey: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Winter Fares (2021):

Passenger and Driver Fares:One Way:Return:
Adult (14 – 61 years)$8$14
Senior (62+ years)$6$11
Child (Under 14)FREEFREE
Military (ID Required)$6$11
AAA (Adult; membership # required)$6$11
Vehicle Fares:One Way:Return:
Car, SUV, Pick-Up Truck (under 20′)$21$38
3-Wheel Motorcycle or Motorcycle w/trailer$18$32
BicycleFREE w/passenger fareFREE w/passenger fare

Summer prices are usually more.


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