The 1-2-3s of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

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June 30, 2019

Photo: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Large cruise ship on ocean waters near pier, with clouds in blue sky

Letting the Cape May-Lewes Ferry take you — and your RV — on new adventures.

There’s a lot to consider when planning an RV trip, besides what to pack and which route to take. You need to know where you can make your home away from home — even if your RV is your home! Questions are bound to arise, such as where you can stop to eat. Will it be a spot to stop and grill or an RV-friendly restaurant with ample parking? What can you do while on your journey to make your travels more enjoyable? So, no matter if you are new to RVing or an experienced traveler, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, based in New Jersey, is one surefire way to sail up and down the Northeast Corridor in all seasons.

1) Will Your RV Fit?

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry fits almost all vehicle sizes including tractor trailers, BUT there are a few ways to make your boarding and voyage smooth. The ferry recommends that all travelers make a reservation. Typically, they load RV and larger vehicles first. You will want to know your height, width and length for the space reservation. Additionally, for safety purposes, only two propane cylinders per RV are allowed. Lastly, before booking your travel, check out CMLF.com for Specials and Discounted Rates.

RVs line up to board the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

Photo: Cape May-Lewes Ferry

2) What’s Next?

Once you have booked your ferry trip, plan to arrive early to enjoy the terminals. There are tons of fun family things to do, but even solo travelers can make new friends on the grass, the decks or even the restaurant or bar. After boarding, there is even more to see (as in sea life!) and do. Each ferry is outfitted with indoor and outdoor seating, including sun-filled decks with cozy Adirondack chairs. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is known to be a great wildlife watching trip and even a place for the occasional romantic proposal! No matter your reason for this voyage, it sure beats traffic and is a destination unto itself.

A boy looks through the viewing glass to see into the distance.

Photo: Cape May-Lewes Ferry

3) Stay Awhile

With multiple campgrounds on both sides of the Delaware Bay, it is in your best interest to stay in the area a day or two to enjoy various excursions before the next leg of your trip. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry website and friendly, helpful staff can help you find the best things to do in all seasons. From bicycling, hiking and sightseeing to arts, culture, history and adventure, both shore towns are sure to please. In Cape May, visitors not only find historic Victorian homes, WWII artifacts, sunken ships and lighthouses, but they also find ample eating, shopping and beaches that even locals love to frequent. In Lewes, tourists and locals blend together seamlessly at area festivals, nature conservatories and, of course, in dining and tax-free shopping. By the way, the ferry and many campgrounds and destinations welcome dogs. Get some doggone good suggestions before you book!

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has a knowledgeable customer service team to answer questions. Call 800-643-3779 during regular business hours. Be sure to check out the FAQ, too.