Independence Day Celebration on the Delaware Bay
Special Ferry Cruise Set for July 3 Fireworks
Lewes, DE- Get a front row seat to enjoy this year’s fireworks celebration aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry! This year’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display will once again illuminate the Delaware Bay Coastline in Lower Township, New Jersey. The fireworks show will launch at approximately 9:00 p.m. from a barge roughly one half mile off shore of the Cape May ferry terminal. Wind and weather conditions may alter the starting time of the fireworks display.
Take the ride across the Bay to view the spectacular fireworks display in Cape May from a whole new perspective. Check-in time for the cruise is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Photo ID is required for the person picking up the tickets. Boarding of the ferry will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the scheduled departure time is 7:15 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. and run until approximately 9:30 p.m. The Ferry will return to Lewes at approximately 11:00 p.m.
Please Note: Due to mechanical difficulties, the M/V Twin Capes will not be available for the fireworks cruise this year, and will be replaced by another vessel.
“We are very excited to host this event again this year. It offers a really unique experience and is a great way to start your holiday weekend,” says Nikky Fisher, Lewes terminal manager. “There is no better way to view the fireworks than from the ferry, where they are almost directly overhead and the sound and light plays on the water. But be sure to make a reservation today because this event sells out quickly.”
Entertainment onboard the Ferry will include the live music performed by Delaware’s own “Glass Onion” and laughs for the entire family will be provided by Mike Warren from “Just Kidding Around”. Food and beverages will be available for purchase onboard. Coolers and carry-on beverages will not be permitted on the vessel, but customers may bring their own lawn chairs.
Tickets are $30.00 per adult and $15.00 per child under the age of 12. To make reservations, please call 1-800-643-3779. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited capacity. Please note that the fireworks demonstration WILL NOT be visible from the Lewes, DE terminal.
For more information, please call the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Guest Services Center at 800-643-3779.
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 2012, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.
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Fireworks on the Bay