Cape May- Lewes Ferry Announces 2008 Summer Programs and Packages

by Dave on July 10, 2008

Looking for adventure, something different to do while vacationing in the twin capes resort region?

The Cape May – Lewes Ferry – your ticket to fun destinations in both New Jersey and Delaware – offers a season full of excursion packages that will provide entertainment both on land and by sea! From trips to museums and guided-tours of Victorian Cape May and Historic Lewes Delaware to visits with bobcats and monkeys at the zoo and great outlet shopping, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry foot passenger excursion programs offer something for everyone.

The ferry is perfect for walk-on passengers! Just park your car in our free, well-lit and security patrolled lots. Then purchase a round-trip foot passenger/shuttle combo ticket. Once you board the ferry, enjoy the beautiful, scenic 80 minute cruise across the Delaware Bay on “the best boat ride in America.” Maybe you’ll see dolphins; you will surely see lighthouses on your voyage to either historic destination.

On the Ferry
Rock the Boat: Passengers can enjoy free entertainment aboard select departures every Friday beginning July 11 through August 22. From reggae to Jimmy Buffet to good ol’ rock ’n’ roll, the ferry is the place to be on summer Friday nights in July and August. Cruises depart Cape May at 6:00 p.m. and from Lewes at 6:15 p.m. Free with the price of ferry foot passenger ticket. (Adults: $17; Children 6-13: $8.50; Children under 6: Free.)

Marine Naturalist Program: Beginning July 7 and continuing through August 21, naturalists from the
Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor will be aboard the ferry every Monday and Thursday. Experience
informal talks about live animals displayed aboard (terrapins, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, etc.). Departs from Cape May at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Departs from Lewes at 11:15 am and 2:45 pm. Free with the price of ferry foot passenger ticket. (Adults: $17; Children 6-13: $8.50; Children under 6: Free.)

Lighthouse Pete’s Family Fun Cruise: Bring the family on a fun-filled adventure with the ferry’s adorable mascot, Lighthouse Pete the Pirate. Pete will be joined by other great family entertainment including music. These cruises, which begin on July 9 and continue through August 28, depart the Cape May terminal at 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday and the Lewes terminal at 6:15 p.m. every Thursday. Free with the price of ferry foot passenger ticket. (Adults: $17; Children 6-13: $8.50; Children under 6: Free.)

Destination New Jersey
“Zoo-2-You”: The Cape May County Park & Zoo will host “Zoo-2-You” educational programs for children
and adults on selected dates in July and August. This summer program is available, free of charge, on the following Wednesdays between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Cape May Terminal:
July 9 …………………………………………………. Invertebrates: Who Has a Backbone
July 23 ……………………………………………………………… Birds: Bird Brains
August 8 …………………………………………………. Reptiles Cold Blooded Creatures
August 27 …………………………………………………Mammals: Amazing Adaptations
For more information, please call the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Reservation and Information Office
at 1-800-643- 3779 (FERRY).

Heed the Call of the Wild! Take a trip to the Cape May County Park and Zoo every Tuesday and Thursday through August 28. The package includes round-trip ferry ride, which departs from Lewes at 9:15 am and returns from Cape May at 4:30 pm, and shuttle service to and from the zoo. You’ll get a fascinating look at 250 species of animals, birds and reptiles in a beautiful garden setting. Adults: $25; Children 6 -13: $18; Children under 6: Free. Reservations are strongly recommended, 800.643.3779.

Travel Thru Time: Sample history from two different eras every Wednesday through Friday, July 11-August 29. This package includes a round trip ferry ride, which departs Lewes at 9:15 a.m., shuttle service and admission to both the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (a WWII training facility for divebomber squadrons) and Historic Cold Spring Village, an Early American, open-air living history museum, as well as shopping at the Washington Street Mall in the historic city of Cape May. Adults: $27; Children 6 – 13: $22.00; Children under 6: Free. Reservations are required, 800.643.3779.

Casino Connection: Available every Monday, Tuesday and Friday through August 29. The package includes round-trip ferry (departing from Lewes, DE at 9:15 a.m. returning at 6:00 p.m. from Cape May), round-trip transportation to Atlantic City, and a $23 cash bonus from Hilton Casino plus $5 food/beverage credit or Caesars Casino $17.00 Coin. Must be 21 years of age or older. Cost for casino only: $32.00 per person; $42.00 per person to add all you can eat Land & Sea Buffet at Hilton. Reservations are required – call Lion Tours at (410) 524-6667 MD/(302) 227-1076 DE .

Atlantic City Tours: Available every Wednesday and Thursday through August 30, our Lucky 7s package
includes round trip Ferry cruise and deluxe motorcoach transportation to Atlantic City’s Tropicana Resort. Adults: $9. Must be 21 years of age or older. Space is limited, reservations are required at 800.643.3779.

View Victoriana: The “nation’s oldest seaside resort” is known for its gentle sloping beaches, cool ocean breezes and stunning Victorian architecture. Available daily through the 11:15 a.m Northbound departure, June 17-September 28, the package includes round-trip ferry ride from Lewes and shuttle service into Cape May. From there, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) will take you on a guided, 45-minute trolley tour of the town’s Historic District. Following your tour, enjoy the city’s unique pedestrian mall and promenade which offer shops and boutiques galore. Adults: $23; Children 6 – 13: $17; Children under 6: Free.

Click here for a .pdf file of all of the CMLF’s programs.

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