Cape May-Lewes Ferry announces updated COVID-19 related restrictions

Courtesy of Cape May-Lewes Ferry Facebook page

CAPE MAY, N.J. – On Monday, Cape May-Lewes Ferry officials announced updated COVID-19 related restrictions.

Effective immediately, bicyclists are now allowed to board the vessel. Guests should enter the terminal via the tollbooth, where they will be checked in and directed to parking areas. Like vehicle passengers, bicyclists will be allowed to free roam the outer decks provided they wear a face mask and stay socially distanced from anyone not in their traveling party.

In the event of inclement weather, bicyclists may take shelter under overhands aboard the vessel, while vehicle passengers may be asked to return to their vehicles. Bicycle passengers must check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time to allow sufficient time to offload bicycles. Departures will not be held for late arrivals.

In addition, the Ferry operating schedule has been modified to include four daily departures from both Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE. Additional crossings will also be available Friday through Sunday and holidays beginning July 3rd.

The following schedule will remain in effect until further notice:

  • Departing Cape May, NJ:
    • 7:00 a.m.
    • 10:30 a.m.
    • 2:30 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m.
  • Departing Lewes, DE:
    • 8:45 a.m.
    • 12:15 p.m.
    • 4:15 p.m.
    • 7:45 p.m.

At this time, all foot passenger travel remains suspended until further notice. Reservations are required, and cash will not be accepted. Masks are required any time passengers step out of the vehicle and for bicyclists.

The Ferry has also begun offering limited food and beverage options through a food cart in Cape May. Food service outlets are closed inside the ferry terminals and onboard the vessel. Restrooms are open in the terminal prior to departures and on the vessels during the crossing.

For the latest departure information or to make a reservation, you can call 800-643-3779 or visit their website.

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