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Before You Board


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Photo ID required for driver and foot passengers 18 and over.

Vehicle Passengers
To cross the bay with your vehicle, simply call ahead. Each ferry carries 1,000 passengers but holds only 100 cars, so reservations are recommended year-round, especially around holidays and weekends. Check our schedules and fares and reserve your spot online or by calling 1-800-64-FERRY (1-800-643-3779). Don’t make the trip to Cape May or Lewes only to find a full boat! *Should you change your mind about taking your vehicle, keep in mind that the ferry provides free and secure overnight parking and passenger shuttles (mid-June through September) to transport you to a variety of destinations. 

Foot Passengers

Park your car for free in our secure lot, walk aboard the ferry and sail as a foot passenger and then take one of the frequent shuttle buses (mid-June through September) to your shopping destinations or other points of interest.

It’s so easy-just park in our free, well-lit and security patrolled lots. Then purchase a round-trip foot passenger/shuttle service combo ticket, and we’ll transport you to many of the places you want to be. 

Overnight Parking

If you plan to leave your vehicle overnight in our parking lots, you must register your tag number with the Information Center in Lewes or Cape May. Photo identification is required for all foot passengers ages 14 and above.


Bicyclists
Now you can rent a bicycle from Lewes Cycle Sports and pick the bicycle up at the Lewes Terminal or be transported to the cycle shop (5-minute ride) for pick-up! Simply call Lewes Cycle Sports at 888-800-BIKE or 302-645-4544 to make the rental arrangements. When you get off the ferry at the Lewes Terminal, your bike will be waiting, or we’ll transport you to the cycle shop for free!
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry encourages bicyclists to use the ferry service to take a break and cross Delaware Bay for fun and recreational purposes. The fare for bicycles and riders is $10.00 one-way or $18.00 round trip, the same as a foot passenger. The ferry service does not charge a separate fee for bicycles.

After bicyclists leave the ferry terminal in Lewes, they are greeted by a state that prides itself on being bicycle friendly. In fact, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has selected Delaware as the ninth most bicycle friendly state in the nation.

One reason for Delaware’s high ranking is a trail in Lewes called The Junction and Breakwater Trail. This 6-mile-long trail, which is a former rail line connecting Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, is located on the southwestern side of Cape Henlopen State Park. The trail includes two bridges that offer gorgeous views of the coastal wetlands of the Cape Region. The trail consists of finely crushed stone with an average width of 12 feet and is used by tourists and locals alike who want a scenic ride.

Pirate Pete’s Cruise

Bring the family on a fun-filled adventure with the ferry’s adorable mascot, Lighthouse Pete the Pirate. Pete will be joined by other family entertainment.