If you ever thought it would be fun to take a ferry ride from the Maryland and Delaware beaches to the Jersey shore,
CAPE MAY, NJ – Urging its readers to skip the bridges and tunnels, and board a boat on your next road trip, Smithsonian.com recently recognized the Cape May – Lewes Ferry as one of the seven most scenic ferry rides in the United States. The Delaware Bay ferry service operates between Victorian Cape May, New Jersey and historic Lewes, Delaware and has three vessels in the fleet: MV Delaware, MV New Jersey, and MV Cape Henlopen.
“Smithsonian magazine is world renowned for chronicling the arts, history, sciences, travel and culture, and it’s an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious institution,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “Every cruise across the Delaware Bay can be the backdrop for a host of wonderful new memories and epic family stories. To be included on this exclusive list validates what we’ve always touted – that our ferry service is a break from the ordinary!”
Operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry welcomes foot and vehicle passengers 365 days a year. Because ‘getting there’ is half the fun, all vessels are equipped with modern amenities, including outdoor deck chairs, air-conditioned lounges, cafes, comfortable reclining seats, Wi-Fi, lively deck bars and flat-screen televisions. Besides the modern amenities, what inspires most who ride the Cape May – Lewes Ferry is the scenic views of sunsets, ship traffic and wildlife. For more information on the Ferry and to book a reservation, visit www.cmlf.com.
Other ferry services mentioned in the article include the Staten Island Ferry in New York City; Block Island Ferry in Rhode Island; Washington State Ferries; Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry in Texas; Alaska Marine Highway System and the S.S. Badger Ferry in Michigan and Wisconsin. The article, which can be found at www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/seven-most-scenic-ferry-rides-united-states-180971997, was authored by Brooklyn-based journalist Jennifer Nalewicki. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, United Hemispheres and many others.
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.