Cape May Lewes Ferry is a ferry system in The United States that goes 17 miles from Delaware bay and connects North Cape May, New Jersey, with Lewes, Delaware. It is the last crossing between the Delaware River and Bay before meeting the Atlantic Ocean.

The Delaware River and bay authority runs the ferry; it consists of three ferry vessels and two terminal facilities. The ferry runs its operations from the Cape May terminal at North Cape May 1200 Lincoln Blvd.

The three vessels carry vehicles (passenger, cars, buses, RVs, trailers, motorcycles, and bicycles) and foot passengers; each has a capacity of 100 vehicles. A round trip takes three hours and provides a view of three lighthouses; Cape May in New Jersey, the harbor of Refuge, and the Delaware Breakwater east end Lighthouse near Lewes.

Terminal buildings at Cape May Ferry are unique and modern, with staircases and elevators with enclosed walkways. Foot passengers board the vessels directly through the walkways and avoid vehicles driving onto the car deck below. Amenities at the terminal building include;

  • Gift shops
  • Food courts
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Ticketing and information booths.

Delaware River and Bay Authority operates a shuttle service during summer. Passengers ride on the ferry and go for roundtrips from the terminal into Cape May at Lewes at a combined rate. A bus shuttle links the ferry to the Cape May County Park and Zoo and the Tree Aerial Adventure Park and Zoo.

 Mid-Atlantic Center for Arts operates tours of Cape May from the ferry terminal, the Cape May lighthouse tour, and the Emlen Physick Estate. Lucky sevens tours have a coach bus connecting the ferry in Cape May to the Resort’s casino hotel in Atlantic City. 

The Delaware River and Bay Authority made arrangements to let passengers buy a roundtrip ticket without getting off along the way at discounted prices. For a 17 mile tour from Delaware to New Jersey, visit Cape May Ferry anytime you go to Lewes.

1 hr 50 min (26.5 miles)
via U.S. 9 E and Cape May – Lewes Ferry
Fastest route
This route has tolls.
This route includes a ferry.
Backyard Works Inc
26822 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Harbeson, DE 19951, United States

Continue to U.S. 9 E
29 s (459 ft)

Follow U.S. 9 E to Cape May – Lewes Ferry in Lewes
22 min (10.1 mi)

Take the Cape May – Lewes Ferry
Toll road
Entering New Jersey
1 hr 29 min (16.2 mi)

Continue straight to stay on Cape May – Lewes Ferry
Toll road
36 s (315 ft)
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
1200 Lincoln Blvd, North Cape May, NJ 08204, United States,-75.2748179,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x8e05002e678f139e!8m2!3d38.7266418!4d-75.2726292

Cape Henlopen State Park

Lewes, Delaware