Take a Cruise and Safari All in One Day
Cape May – Lewes Ferry Offers Cape May County Zoo Packages
CAPE MAY, NJ – If you’re looking for a new wild summer adventure, look no further than the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Zoo package. Combine a scenic bay cruise with that of an animal safari for an unforgettable family day trip excursion! With over 250 species of animals, birds and reptiles amidst a beautiful garden, the Ferry’s zoo package is a roaring good time available every Sunday through August 25, 2019, and every Tuesday and Thursday through August 29, 2019.
“This world class zoo offers entertaining activities for everyone, from a playground for the younger kids, to a Tree to Tree Adventure Park for the trill-seekers,” said Christopher Cox, Lewes Customer Service Supervisor. “With its extensive natural environment and winding trails, the Cape May County Park and Zoo is an awesome family adventure and it’s only a beautiful boat ride away!” TripAdvisor has consistently rated the Cape May County Park & Zoo as one of the top 25 zoos in the country.
The Cape May County Park and Zoo also offers guests the opportunity to have a one of a kind experience with a number of different animals. Through the zoo’s Animal Encounter program, guests are able to pick an animal of their choice – giraffes, otters, primates, camels, or birds – and have a guided up close encounter in which they can feed and touch the animals!
This unforgettable day package includes a round-trip, walk-on ferry ticket from Lewes to Cape May, and shuttle service from the Cape May terminal to the Zoo and back. Reservations are required as seating on the shuttle is limited.
For Sunday excursions, the ferry will depart from Lewes at 9:15 a.m. and arrive in Cape May at 10:30. A shuttle will transport guests to the zoo at 11:00. The shuttle will then depart from the zoo no later than 4:00 p.m. in order for guests to make it back in time for the 5:00 p.m. ferry back to Lewes. Want to extend you stay? Enjoy dinner at the Cape May terminal after your day at the zoo at On the Rocks Dockside Grille, and hope on the later ferry at 7:00 p.m.
For Tuesday and Thursday excursions, the ferry will depart from Lewes at 8:45 a.m. and arrive in Cape May at 10:15. A shuttle will transport guests to the zoo at 10:30. The shuttle will then depart from the zoo no later than 3:30 p.m. in order for guests to make it back in time for the 4:30 p.m. ferry back to Lewes. Guests wishing to extend their stay in Cape May can have dinner at on the Rocks Dockside Grill and catch the later 6:00 p.m. ferry.
The cost of this package is $30.00 for ages 14 and older, $18.00 for ages 6 to 13, and $7.00 for children 5 and under. To make a reservation, call 1-800-64-Ferry (33779). For more information on the package ferry tour visit CMLF.com/zoo. For details on the Cape May County Park and Zoo, please visit
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 45 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2018, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.
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