Sail Your RV Across the Delaware Bay on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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April 29, 2019

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Part of what attracts RVers to the RV life is the opportunity to experience the road from a different perspective. This includes seeing things on Blue Highways and other by-ways that elude the average interstate traveler, as well as coming into contact with people, places and things that make travel more memorable and rich experience.  Those reasons are the ones many savvy RVers say are they are attracted to adding travel on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as part of their road trip when traveling on the Eastern Seaboard or looking to avoid the traffic nightmares of I-95 on the Northeast Corridor.

After extended time on the road, the Ferry is a great way for travelers to stretch out, unwind, relax and leave the navigation to us. Ferry travelers enjoy all the sights and sounds of the coastline from bay breezes to migratory birds. Bask in the sun as you take in the picturesque lighthouses and shoreline. Don’t be surprised to catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two along your journey.

For those who prefer the indoor atmosphere of the ferry, the view is spectacular from the comfort of inside seating. If soaking up the sun is your style, step onto the center and top decks for the best views and places to relax in our comfy Adirondack chairs. Sit back and sip a cocktail or explore the ferry.

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Photo: Cape May Ferry

Once you’ve made the crossing to the other side of the Delaware Bay, there is plenty of shopping in each region. On both sides, RVers will find dozens upon dozens of campgrounds and camper-friendly stops for nature excursions and sightseeing. If you choose to camp nearby for a night or more, Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware offer plenty of beaches, boardwalks and enjoyable dining. Both areas are historic and have unique attractions steeped in the history of the area from early settlers.

Why not make a whole day of your ferry excursion? Passengers typically arrive 60 minutes early for boarding, but Cape May and Lewes each have onsite bayside dining and free mini golf for the whole family to enjoy. Gift shops are available inside the Cape May terminal and each of the terminals has a playground for excited kids to let off some steam. The grounds are perfect for roaming and soaking up the salt air which sure beats highway gas fumes from the long way around the bay on I-95.

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Photo: Cape May Ferry

Save miles, save time and save wear and tear on your vehicle by relaxing on board for 85 minutes. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has daily excursions for every vehicle – big and small. Fares vary seasonally and depend on the total length of your vehicle. For more information, take a look at the RV rates. Book now or if you need more assistance in planning your trip, contact customer service at (800) 643-3779, daily from 8:00am – 4:00pm.  You can also email customer service at [email protected].