posted on November 01, 2017 09:34
Thank You for Your Service!
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Offers Free Ferry Passage to our Nation’s Military on November 11
(Cape May, New Jersey) On November 11, Cape May – Lewes Ferry will offer free passenger round trip, same day travel for Veterans and Active Military personnel with a valid ID. Although military discounts are available all year long, this is the first year that the Ferry is offering the special free fare in honor of Veterans Day. In addition, military personnel and veterans receive a free cup of coffee or fountains soda plus 11% off any food or retail purchases in either terminal or aboard a ferry vessel.
According to the Veterans Administration, more than 400,000 veterans live in New Jersey while 78,000 reside in Delaware – about 8% of that state’s population. In Cape May County, veterans make up nearly 9% of the population, one of the highest rates in the state.
According to Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry family wanted to honor and thank our military community for their service to our country. “Veterans have sacrificed a lot for us and this is a small way we can give back,” Gehrke said. “Many of our employees are veterans and reserve military themselves from all branches of the military, our homeport of Cape May is also home to the USCG training center, and we are a key way for veteran and active military to get to Washington DC for ceremonies and events. We’re happy to make the journey just a bit easier on this important day for those who have served.”
On Saturday, November 11, 2017 all active military and veterans are eligible for free, round trip foot passenger travel on the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. If traveling roundtrip with a vehicle, standard rates apply with a $14 discount. These discounted rates are valid only on November 11, 2017 and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. These discounted Veterans Day rates only apply on Veteran’s Day while the standard military discount applies year-round. Make your reservation today by calling 800-643-3779 and use the code VETDAY.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, please visit www.drba.net.
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