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Cape May - Lewes Ferry
It's an "almost-ocean" cruise!
You're crossing open salt water on a large, white ship. You see no land in any direction, only an occasional ocean liner or freighter off in the distance. You're on an ocean cruise, right? Nope! You're on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry! On the ferry, you've got a nice mini-cruise, 70 minutes each way, between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes (pronounced Lewis) Delaware. If you're lucky, you might see dolphin and even be a whale-watcher!
You can either take your car, or go as a foot-passenger.
Leaving Port in Cape May.
Once you get started, it looks just like you're out on the ocean.
Sometimes there's entertainment or special cruises
The newest ship in the fleet is the massive Twin Capes.
Ferries run year 'round; times vary. Foot passengers or vehicles welcome, free parking on either side.
(For foot passengers, there's always room; for vehicles, you may want to reserve space 24 hours or more ahead of time to make sure your space is guaranteed, have credit card ready and call 1-800-64-FERRY between 8:30-4:30 eastern time) Call this number to confirm prices, for schedules or for additional information.
Sounds on .WAV files
Hear the ferry whistle before it leaves for Delaware
Experience the Cape May-Lewes Ferry on the "Great Places in South Jersey"
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