Cape May – Lewes Ferry Updates COVID – 19 Travel Impacts

February 18, 2021

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Updates COVID – 19 Travel Impacts

Foot Passenger Ban Lifted; Vessel Salon Re-opens

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Beginning Monday, February 22, 2021, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry will once again permit both bicyclists and foot passengers – with capacity restrictions – aboard the Delaware Bay ferry service.  All bicyclists and foot passengers MUST have a reservation, are REQUIRED to check-in with the ticket counter prior to boarding, and MUST arrive a minimum of 45 minutes prior to departure.  The passenger salon aboard the vessels will also be open; however, inside seating capacity is currently limited to approximately 20%. 

Passengers must wear a face mask and stay socially distanced from anyone not in their traveling party.  Passengers are urged to pay attention to the directional signage on board the vessel to help control the flow of traffic.  Masks are required in the terminals, on board the vessels and in outdoor areas while on terminal grounds.

Exterior seating is open to all passengers.  With appropriate social distancing, passengers will now have access to seating inside the vessel’s passenger salon and the food court is open.  The Ferry’s departure schedule includes four (4) daily departures below from both Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE. 

                                     Departing Cape May, NJ                                    Departing Lewes, DE

                                                  7:00 a.m.                                                               8:45 a.m.

                                                10:30 a.m.                                                             12:15 p.m.

                                                  2:30 p.m.                                                               4:15 p.m.

                                                  6:00 p.m.                                                               7:45 p.m.

Travelers who plan to use the Cape May - Lewes Ferry in the near future are urged to call the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Guest Services Center in advance at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779), visit us online at or like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry for the latest departure information.

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.  The ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transports approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers annually. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.