Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Sunset (and Wine) Lovers Cruise
Popular Special Cruises Scheduled for September and early October
(Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that another series of its popular Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises on the Delaware Bay will be offered in September and early October, beginning on Friday, September 14. The Lewes cruises will depart the terminal on four consecutive Fridays at 4:15 p.m. while the Cape May cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal on four successive Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
According to Michael Porch, Marketing Manager for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the Wine Lovers Sunset Cruise is that unique remedy for residents and visitors looking to take a break from the ordinary. “As Fall sets in, what could be better than to sip a fine wine, nibble on some delectable hors d’oevres, listen to some music and enjoy a dramatic sunset?” Porch said. “Think of the response when you say to your partner, ‘Honey, I’m taking you on a cruise!’ What a memorable way to experience the Ferry and the wonders of the Delaware Bay as a foot passenger.”
The first series of Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises were held in June 2006 and have continued to be extremely popular with both residents and vacationers.
Lewes Cruises: Fridays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5
4:15 p.m. Departure/Return 7:15 p.m.
Host: Outlet Liquors
Entertainment: Cathy Gorman, Soloist
Caterer: Essential Chief
Cape May Cruises: Saturdays, September 15, 22, 29, and October 6
6:00 p.m. Departure/Return 9:00 p.m.
Host: Boardwalk Wine Sales
Entertainment: Allan Weber Duo
Caterer: Island Grill
Check-in begins in the ferry terminal 30 minutes before cruise time. The cost is $42, which includes a round-trip foot passenger ticket, wine samples and light hors d’oeuvres, informal discussion about the wine, the opportunity to purchase featured wines by the glass, and live music. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Space is limited! Reservations are required at 1-800-64-FERRY (33779).
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.