I took a ferry for a day trip to visit Cape May. The ferry left in Lewes (which was 30 minutes’ drive from Bethany Beach where I was staying). The boat would bring me, after 80 minutes cruising time, to Cape May. I thought it was a wonderful journey as you can admire the shore line with lighthouses, seabirds flying over and you can just relax, while the sun is shining & the wind is blowing in your hair.
It`s all very good organized. You can choose between taking your car or leave your car at the big parking outside the terminal. We choose to go as foot passengers, as you don`t have the hassle of waiting in line to get your car on the ferry, nor do you have to worry about parking your car once you get to Cape May (as I saw prices of 4 dollars an hour*).
The ferry ride went smooth and takes you 80 minutes. You can sit indoors or outdoors on the deck. There are food & drinks available aboard.
Sights when on the ferry:
There are shuttle buses waiting for the foot passengers when you arrive at the terminal in Cape May. We bought a combo-ticket which included the ferry ride and shuttle round trip for 22 dollars*. (We also included a trolley ride around Cape May for an extra 3 dollars, because it`s cheaper to buy it together with the combo-ticket. If you buy a trolley ticket separately at the booth across from the church at Cape May, you pay more! A ticket there costs 10 dollars/adult*).
It takes you about 15 minutes with the shuttle to get to the town of Cape May.
I thought taking the ferry was a nice experience and an addition to the Cape May day trip, as it was so relaxing to be on the boat. I would recommend it and liked our choice of being a foot passenger if you`re only going on a day trip, however if you`re taking the ferry as part of a long-distance trip, you can easily bring your car.
More information can be found at www.capemaylewesferry.com.