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Cape May-Lewes


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Destination(s) 🇺🇸 USA
Sailings Up to 12 times p/day
Duration 1h 30 mins.
Distance 17 Miles, 25 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation $ 60
Operated by Cape May Lewes Ferry
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The crossing between Cape May and Lewes is being operated by CPLF and sails 13 times a day with the M/V Cape Henlopen, M/V New Jersey and M/V Delaware ships. In about 85 minutes you'll make this crossing.

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Cape May Lewes Ferry

This picture is taken from the Deck while being on the ferry.

Everything about Cape May-Lewes

  • The distance from harbor (Lewes) to harbor (Cape May) is about 17 Miles. (25 km)
  • The Cape May Lewes Ferry on this route sails up to 12 times per day.
  • The duration of this crossing is 1h 30 mins. However keep in mind this can change based on the weather, season and different ships on the route.
  • Cape May harbor address: 643 Washington Street Cape May – NJ 08204 – USA.
  • Lewes harbor address: 217 Anglers Rd – Lewes – DE 19958 – USA.

Booking the Ferry: Where and how?

There are several ways to book this ferry, keep in mind that reservations are required on this ferry.

  • Cape May Lewes Ferry @ Directferries – Especially useful if you want to compare prices. Directferries shows all the info needed and has good ratings. Also a good overview on Mobile.
  • Book Cape May at CMLF Official Website, The booking engine is straightforward and shows how many spots there are left for passenger services and car services. The amount of things you have to read and fill in[1]example of the bookings engine is a bit of hassle though. All those discounts and different rates. They should stop with a few of them to make it all a bit more convenient.
  • Currently there are no other options to book this trip, or you could try by phone of course: (800) 643-3779.
  • There is also a company: Cape Water Tours and Taxi, it's not really a ferry company but they do provide amazing water services nearby. Like full moon and dolphin trips around the the bay. If you have some extra time and really want to learn something about this area: Do take these tours. They have amazing ratings on Yelp & Tripadvisor and provide a fun water experience near Cape May and or Lewes.

Best Alternative:

  • None! You can either take a 3 hour drive or take this lovely ferry… That's also why this ferry is one of the most booked passenger ferries in the world!

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Cape May-Lewes ferry price

If you want to take the ferry to Cape May or the other way around from Lewes to Cape May the minimal price for a single trip for one person will be close to 10 dollars. This price however can change due to fuel surcharges and things like discounts based on age or what you want to bring along on the ferry. This ferry however really is worth the $10 that is asked for a single trip.

On we really want to deliver the info that you seek. That's why we don't only list the from price but we also wanted to list the average price you can expect on your bill when travelling towards Cape May. This price is based on the average price for two persons. It's important to note however that when a car transfer is possible we added a car, so car ferries have a more serious average price! For Cape May-Lewes we calculated that an average price for two persons would be around $80.



Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Cape May and Lewes is currently operated by: Cape May Lewes Ferry.

How long does the Cape May-Lewes crossing take?

The travel time of the Cape May-Lewes ferry is around: 1h 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Cape May-Lewes ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Cape May to Lewes (or the ferry from Lewes to Cape May) Up to 12 times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Cape May and Lewes?

The distance between Cape May and Lewes is approximately 16 miles or 25 km.

Cape May-Lewes
Cape May-Lewes

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