Cape May Lewes Ferry: Fun for Kids and Adults

The Ferry Terminal in Lewes, Delaware

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Cape May Lewes Ferry

Ferry leaving the Lewes, DE terminal.
Ferry leaving the Lewes, DE terminal. | Source
Ferry Passing Lighthouses in Delaware Bay.
Ferry Passing Lighthouses in Delaware Bay. | Source
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Sunset view from ferry deck.
Sunset view from ferry deck. | Source

Cape May Lewes Ferry: More Than Just a Way to Cross the DE Bay

For years my family took the Cape May Lewes Ferry whenever we traveled from New York State to our Outer Banks, NC vacation destination. The 17 mile ferry ride cut 90 miles off the land route trip, but more than that it was the first shift into "vacation mode" for all of us, something we eagerly looked forward to. One whiff of the salty air blowing against our faces and hubby and I would smile and say, "Ah....vacation has started. We can relax now." Seagulls always followed the ferry hoping for scraps of food and dolphin leaped through the air as if they too, were glad we were riding on the ferry. When our son was little he loved being held in his Dad's arms and would gleefully point to the birds, dolphin and 3 lighthouses that we passed on our 80 minute boat ride (Cape May Light in NJ and Harbor of Refuge Light and Delaware Breakwater East End Light in DE). If we'd gotten off to a late start, we were sometimes treated to a magnificent sunset over the bay and my son would cuddle up with me on a bench with a blanket wrapped around his bare legs as we watched the orange and yellow sky gradually fade away. When he got older he loved wandering around the ship himself, playing the video games on-board and getting cafeteria style food from the snack bar.

But it was only when we moved to Delaware a decade ago that I began looking at the ferry as more than just a means of transportation and started taking advantage of the Lewes Terminal activities and the foot passenger service. Whether it's drizzling outside or a bright sunny day, a round-trip ferry ride is perfect for relaxing and getting away from life's strains and stresses for a few hours.


Play Miniature Golf and Watch Ferry Boats

Miniature Golf Course at Lewes, DE Terminal
Miniature Golf Course at Lewes, DE Terminal | Source

Lewes Terminal Photos

The Lewes ferry terminal is part of the Lewes Maritime History Trail.
The Lewes ferry terminal is part of the Lewes Maritime History Trail. | Source
Outdoor seating at Lewes Terminal.
Outdoor seating at Lewes Terminal. | Source
Patrons enjoying food and drinks at the On the Rocks Bar & Grill.
Patrons enjoying food and drinks at the On the Rocks Bar & Grill. | Source
Air conditioned tour bus parked at the Lewes ferry terminal ready to take passengers to the Tanger Outlets for tax free shopping.
Air conditioned tour bus parked at the Lewes ferry terminal ready to take passengers to the Tanger Outlets for tax free shopping. | Source
Trolley Stop at Lewes, DE terminal
Trolley Stop at Lewes, DE terminal | Source
Trolley Waiting to Take Passengers to Historic Lewes.
Trolley Waiting to Take Passengers to Historic Lewes. | Source

Fun Activities at the Lewes and Cape May Terminals

Though the ferry was constructed with transportation as its chief goal, the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) gradually began to recognize its potential as a tourist attraction and have done many things to draw tourists including substantially overhauling its two terminal facilities in 2000-2001. Cape May received a brand new terminal while the Lewes terminal was expanded and renovated. Both now feature unique "towers" which have elevators and staircases that connect the buildings to glass-enclosed walkways which have panoramic air-conditioned views of the bay. The walk-ways allow foot passengers to board vessels directly on the second deck avoiding vehicles that are driving onto the ferry.

Both terminals feature nautical themed gift shops and indoor food courts which are open year-round. They also have ticket and information booths and lots of brochures. In addition, history and art exhibits are sometimes on display.

From Memorial Day through July 3rd, the On the Rocks Bar and Grill located outside the Lewes terminal is open on weekends and through July 4 through Labor Day its open daily. The grill has a reputation for serving the best burgers in the area and the view is stunning whether you sit outside under the umbrella protected tables or inside in the air conditioned cafeteria. Young children love playing in the nautical style playground and older children enjoy playing miniature golf on the terminal grounds.

Visitors at both terminals can park for free in well-lit and security patrolled lots.

In Delaware, shuttles loop from the terminal to downtown Lewes, Tanger Outlets, and the Park & Ride lot where you may connect with the DART bus system to go to Rehoboth Beach or Ocean City, MD. during the summer months.

In New Jersey, the shuttle continuously loops between downtown Cape May and the ferry terminal during the summer months. Weekend shuttle service is offered in May and early June. Starting mid June, the shuttle service operates seven days a week through the end of Sept. In October the shuttle runs on weekends only. It's important to note that although pets are allowed on the ferries, they are not allowed onto the shuttle buses.

Pirate Pete Looking for Sailors

Pirate Pete waving to the crowds and posing for photos on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk while he looks for young people who would like to ride on the Cape May Lewes Ferry with him.
Pirate Pete waving to the crowds and posing for photos on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk while he looks for young people who would like to ride on the Cape May Lewes Ferry with him. | Source

Kids Play While Waiting for Cruise

Nautical Themed Playground at Lewes Terminal Makes Waiting for the Ferry Fun.
Nautical Themed Playground at Lewes Terminal Makes Waiting for the Ferry Fun. | Source

Lighthouse Pete's Family Fun Cruise

This cruise is a great way to introduce kids to a ferry boat ride and are available on select days during the summer season. Kids love being on board with Lighthouse Pete, an adorable mascot in pirate uniform who will help make the trip a fun-filled adventure for them. Kids will also learn tips on how to be safe sailors including:

  • Hold handrails when on stairs
  • Never run
  • Be extra careful when decks are wet
  • Be careful when going through doorways.

Pirate Pete cruises also have entertainment and music.There is no additional charge for Pirate Pete cruises beyond the usual price of ferry passage.

Historic Lewes Tours Available in Summer

Part of the Lewes Historic Society Complex which can be seen during a Historic Lewes Tour.
Part of the Lewes Historic Society Complex which can be seen during a Historic Lewes Tour. | Source
A Historic Lewes House Built to Resemble a Real Lighthouse.
A Historic Lewes House Built to Resemble a Real Lighthouse. | Source

Special Excursions for Foot Passengers

The ferry offers many popular programs and events. My personal favorites are:

  • The Historic Lewes Tour which includes a round-trip ferry ride departing from Cape May, NJ, shuttle service into Lewes, DE and admission into the Lewes Historical Society Complex, Cannonball House Maritime Museum and the Zwaanendael Museum. Cost is $25 per adult and $18 for kids between the ages of 6 to 13. A half hour trolley tour of Lewes can be added for an additional $3 per person.
  • The Cape May Guided Trolley Tour which includes a round-trip ferry ride from Lewes , DE and shuttle service into Cape May where you will enjoy a guided, 45-minute trolley tour of the town Historic District. Cost is $25 per adult and $18 for kids between the ages of 6 to 13.
  • Rock the Boat cruises which run most Friday nights during the summer and are free with the price of ferry passage. These cruises have great music onboard and depart from both terminals.
  • The Marine Naturalist Program which is hosted by the Wetlands Institute and is a live animal program onboard the ferry. Kids can see and learn about marine critters such as diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs and northern sea stars. An Institute Naturalist will also talk about local birds, fish and marine life. These cruises are also free with the price of ferry passage. They sail on select days during the summer months.

Take a Tall Ship Adventure on Kalmar Nyckel

Kalmar Nyckel is sometimes docked at the Lewes Ferry Terminal and available for special cruises, including pirate cruises.
Kalmar Nyckel is sometimes docked at the Lewes Ferry Terminal and available for special cruises, including pirate cruises. | Source

Close-up of Kalmar Nyckel

Close-up of Kalmar Nyckel. Note the detailed authentic features and the intricate rope and pulley system.
Close-up of Kalmar Nyckel. Note the detailed authentic features and the intricate rope and pulley system. | Source

The Kalmar Nyckel is an authentic replica of the tall ship of Delaware which brought the first European settlers to the Delaware Valley in 1638. The recreated vessel was launched in 1997 and its crew conducts day sales for schools, groups and individuals from New England to Virginia, providing participants with a unique opportunity to experience a 17th century sailing.

When in Southern Delaware, the tall ship docks at the Lewes terminal and offers tours and sails to the public. During some sailings crew members dress up as pirates and all sailings allow willing and able guests to participate in raising the sails. For more info and to purchase tickets call 302-429-7447 or 800-659-7447 or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org.

Authentic Carvings on Kalmar Nyckel

Close-up of Kalmar Nyckel.
Close-up of Kalmar Nyckel. | Source

Bike Rentals Available at Lewes Cycle Sports

Lewes Cycle Sports at the Lewes Ferry Terminal rents bicycles.
Lewes Cycle Sports at the Lewes Ferry Terminal rents bicycles. | Source
Bike rental with childseat on back.
Bike rental with childseat on back. | Source

Take Your Own Bike on the Ferry or Rent Bikes at Lewes, DE Terminal

Foot passengers can rent bicycles from Lewes Cycle Sports and pick the bicycles up at the Lewes, DE Terminal. Bicycle child seats are also available. Call Lewes Cycle Sports at 888-800-BIKE or 302-646-4544 to make the rental arrangements.

The ferry also encourages bicyclists to take their own bikes on the ferry for no additional charge beyond the $18 round-trip passenger ticket fee. Bikers can explore the surrounding area on their own. If you make a left hand turn out of the Lewes, DE ferry parking lot it is approximately 1 mile to the Cape Henlopen State Park and bicyclists can enter and use all Cape Henlopen Park facilities for free. This outstanding park has a seaside nature center, fishing pier, two ocean swimming beaches, a bath house, snack bars, disc golf, a concrete observation tower and miles of paved multipurpose trails. For more info about this park view my hub titled, Fun Summer Activities in Cape Henlopen State Park at http://happyboomernurse.hubpages.com/hub/Five-Fun-Summer-Activities-to-do-in-Cape-Henlopen-State-Park-in-Delaware.

To get to the historic section of Lewes, DE make a right hand turn out of the ferry lot and ride approximately 1 mile to the Lewes Town Beach which fronts the Delaware Bay. Biking another few miles along Savannah Road will take you to the historic section of Lewes which has many shops and restaurants.

Remember to bring water bottles when taking bike rides to keep yourself and the kids well hydrated while en route to your destination.


AAA Card Holders Eligible for Discounts

Delaware River and Bay Authority officials recently announced that the Cape May- Lewes Ferry will offer discounts to riders that show their AAA card starting Sept. 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013. AAA members are eligible for a $2 round-trip discount for adults, and a $1 discount for children ages 6 to 13.

Phone Number for Ferry Reservations & Schedules

You may also find out up to the minute information about all ferry schedules and book reservations by calling 1-800-643-3779.

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning Gail,

This was such a great hub..I think if no one has ever been on a ferry they will... once they read this fantastic hub, filled with lots of useful information. I love going on ferry's..There is something about this route of travel..It is even romantic to me..Probibly because so many love scenes have been on a ferry..sad good byes..too..

Thank you again,

Sunnie


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks for your uplifting comment. My uncle, who was dressed in his navy uniform took me and my siblings on our first ferry ride when he was home on leave. I was five years old and still remember the fantastic thrill of being on that boat, held up in my strong uncle's arms so I could get a better view. I think that was the very moment I fell in love with boats. Always loved a man in uniform, also.


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Robin 5 years ago from San Francisco

I love ferries! We should go on the ferry in San Francisco more. When we lived in Seattle, we would take the ferry often to the San Juan Islands; it was so much fun. I think our girls would love the experience like your kids. If we're ever in Deleware, we will have to visit!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Robin,

I think most kids do love ferries and many adults feel like a kid again when they're on them especially if they're with a child.

Thanks for taking time to read my hub and leave a comment.

btw, I love your profile picture. Your little girl looks adorable!


Husky1970 5 years ago

What a fantastic and informative hub! We traveled back from South Carolina one March and used the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. It would be really fun some year to combine that with all other ferry options. You are so correct about the ferry signifying the beginning of vacation. Thanks for this enjoyable and useful hub.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Husky1970,

Thanks so much for the positive feedback and for taking time to leave a comment. We do take the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel when traveling to the Outer Banks. That view is also stunning. So glad you enjoyed this hub.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

What a lot of fun this Hub is! Rated up and awesome!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Another one from you to add to my "must visit" list. thanks so much HBN.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Patty Inglish,

So glad you enjoyed it and the rate up is greatly appreciated.


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

I loved this hub! So much detailed info and the photos were beautiful.

I could picture your family on the ferry, you and your son cuddled on the bench and he old enough to finally be able to go off on his own a bit on the ferry. Made me think of my boys when they were younger.

Voted up and across except funny.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks for the great feedback, Danette, I really appreciate all your support and am thrilled you loved this hub.

That young son is now 31! He still loves boats, though, especially if he can fish from them. And he was always a fantastic little traveler!

Thanks for the vote up.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Hyphenbird,

Sorry this is out of sequence. I know I wrote a comment to you earlier tonight, but I must not have posted it!

I think we're all getting long "must visit" lists from these summer fun hubs that we're sharing.

Thanks so much for your support. It's greatly appreciated.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Gail-Congratulations on your nomination for the Favorite 14! Good luck to you. :) This is a great hub and well deserving.


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Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page

I've been on this Ferry many times. You did a beautiful job with this hub. Lovely pictures. Thanks.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks Denise,

Good luck to you, too. Your hub had a lot of substance and great tips for teens looking for jobs.

As always, I appreciate your support and kind words.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Francesca27,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and hub.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

a greast write about the Delaware Ferry and the things to do there, may have to visit there sometime. Very informative.

God Bless


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Vietnamvet,

Being nature lovers like me, I think you and Bobbi would love visiting the Delaware beaches, especially during late spring and early fall when most of the tourists are gone during the weekdays and the weather's still warm.

So glad you liked the hub and found it informative.

I always enjoy the hubs you do about upstate New York.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a great sounding place and fun ferry rides. The only ferries that I have ridden are in the San Juan Islands and in San Francisco...but will put the Cape May Lewes Ferry on my list if ever in that area. Will vote for your hub in the fan faves and congratulations. Well deserved! Also up, useful and beautiful votes.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

Thanks so much for your kind words and vote. As you'll see when you go to vote the hub that's been nominated is another one I recently wrote, "Fun Summer Activities in Cape Henlopen State Park." The Cape Henlopen State Park is within a mile of the Cape May Lewes Ferry so I designed both hubs to be linked together.

Again, I really appreciate your support of all my writings.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

This sounds like a great place to visit and ferry rides are always fun. We have a ferry not to far from where we live. We rode on a ferry around the 1000 islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway and that was really wonderful Very good, interesting hub.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Pamela,

The 1000 islands ferry in the St. Lawrence Seaway sounds awesome! Thanks so much for leaving such an interesting comment. It's greatly appreciated.

Also, good luck in the Fan Faves contest. I think your Caring for the Elderly Hub is excellent.


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kimh039 5 years ago

I'm seeing a trip up I-95 in my future. Thanks for the good info - and the maps. When I read your hubs, I feel like I am seeing the world from your eyes and your perspective, especially so since you use your own photos, but it really is a vacation out of my own head for awhile. Thanks for that, happyboomernurse:)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Aw Kim, your comments are so kind and really make my day. The ferry is right next to Cape Henlopen State Park and by the time your baby grand-daughter turns 3 she'd love visiting these places.

Even while she's still a baby or toddler, Lewes DE is a great place to visit as it has a Town Beach along the bay which is a small, non-commercial beach that has gentle waves. And Cape Henlopen State Park has a bayside beach with mild waves (in addition to its ocean beaches).

So glad you're enjoying my travel hubs. I'm so blessed to live in this area and I love sharing info about it with others.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wonderful, wonderful Hub Happyboomernurse. We had the treat of taking the New Ferry across to our Jersey side a few years back. It was Fun, except for when Lover Man sat backwards and got SeaSick! We always had a boat. But I told him not to sit that way, you know men...I drove us home. Next time I'd love to take our Bikes.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi b.Malin,

Your comment made me chuckle but then I felt guilty for laughing at poor Lover Man's seasickness! Sometimes the waves can get rough no matter how you sit, but usually it's fairly steady.

If you like bike riding, the Delaware side is great.

Thanks for all your support.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I enjoy all your descriptions of places that you have visited. Well done! Good luck in the contest!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks Peggy. Ditto to you! I always feel like I've taken a mini-vacation when I read your travel hubs.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Gail-Wow! Congratulations once more to you. Bravo. Let's see if we can get you into the tug of war contest! LOL


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks so much, Denise, I appreciate all the help I can get with facebook votes! Was so glad to see your "Basic Job Search Techniques for Teens" make hub of the day.


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annmackiemiller 5 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

great job - you've got my vote :0)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks so much Annmackiemiller. Your vote is greatly appreciated.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Such an awesome place with beautiful pictures! I keep seing commercials trying to get people to visit Florida, Oklahoma, or California. They should be airing commercials about visiting Delaware. Thank you for sharing.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Oh A.A. Zavala, your comments always make smile, but you're right- they should be airing commercials to lure tourists to southern Delaware, especially in the months of May, June and Sept. Oct. when the weather is great and the summer crowds are absent.

Thanks so much for your lovely comment. It brightened my day.


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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

Sounds like a wonderful excuse to take a vacation. I'd love to be a passenger on foot. This hub is a wonderful resource for anyone who needs vacation ideas in this area. Congrats on being selected for the Fan Faves this week.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi WannaB Writer,

Thanks so much for your congrats and for reading my hub and leaving feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed it. When I go to the Cape May side, I enjoy going as just a foot passenger. It's cheaper and saves parking hassles and extra expense.


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jwhitman 5 years ago from Albany, New York

This sounds fantastic! I'll have to remember this for my next trip to the Outer Banks- my kids will absolutely love it!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi jwhitman,

So glad you enjoyed this and it is a great way to break up the long drive to the Outer Banks for both kids and adults.

Thanks for taking time to read my hub and leave a comment. I really enjoyed your own hub on your annual visits to the OBX.


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

I love the images you shot of the lighthouses and the trolley. I would love to take a trip on this Ferry! Nice job, and congrats on being selected in 14 the Fan Faves~ Good luck!

K9


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Thanks for the kind comments K9keystrokes, and congratulations on your Women Spies hub being selected as a Fan Faves 14.

So glad you liked the photos of the lighthouses and the trolley. I appreciate your ongoing support of the hubs I've been writing.


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invitationwrite 5 years ago

Great hub!Rated up and awesome!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Invitationwrite,

Thanks for taking time to read my hub and for giving it a boost up. I appreciate your encouragement.


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

Driving onto the ferry and leaving all your routine cares behind must have been a great way to start a vacation! I love ferries, and still enjoy taking one of the free ferries along the Outer Banks for a little "cruise" on a beautiful day. The Cape May/Lewes Ferry terminals sound like they have much to offer -- I'd love to visit someday.

Great pictures, too! I could just imagine curling up on a bench and enjoying that sunset!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Stephanie,

I've ridden the Ocracoke Ferry and another one whose name I can't remember. I agree that basically any ferry is enjoyable and I'm sure you'd love the Cape May Lewes ferry. Hopefully you'll get a chance to ride it during your many travels.

Thanks so much for leaving a comment that augmented this hub with more info about ferries. It's greatly appreciated.


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your Fan Favs nomination! Good luck! It's been such a crazy summer that I haven't been on HP much lately - glad I caught your hub just in time to vote for it!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Summer's been hectic here, too, as we've had houseguests come and go and still expecting more.

Thanks so much for your vote Stephanie, it really means a lot to me that you've always been so supportive.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow...this was so beautiful. I had never knew about this place before. I also enjoy all stunning pictures here. Thanks for writing and share with us. Vote up!

Prasetio


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Prasetio30,

Thanks so much for your lovely comment and your ongoing support of my writing. I greatly appreciate it. It's nice that we can "travel" the world together on HubPages without even leaving our home countries. I enjoy your travel hubs and photos very much, also.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Gail,

thank you so much for sharing this brilliant hub which is interesting and very well presented. Your obvious hard work has certainly paid off.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Aw, you're making me blush Eiddwen, but your warm praise warms my heart. Thanks for your ongoing support of my writing. I love sharing photos of beautiful places in our country with those who live oversees and vice versa. We'll probably never get to see those places in person, but it's always fun to see them through the eyes of our hubber friends.


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hafeezrm 5 years ago from Pakistan

Nice and informative. I can share your views since I took Staten Island Ferry a number of times, because it was free. But my best travels were Alaska Ferry, Chilean Navimag Ferry and Melbourne-Hobart ferry.

But I was moved by your description and would certainly take Cape May Lewes Ferry next time I go to New York.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Welcome Hafeezrm,

So glad you enjoyed my hub. I think the Staten Island Ferry was the first one I was ever on though I was too small to know for sure. When I was 4 or 5, my Uncle was on leave from the Navy and took my older sister and myself on a ferry ride to NYC. It was a thrilling when he picked me up so that I could see the wake that the ferry was making.

Thanks for leaving such an interesting comment. It sounds like you've had many wonderful travel adventures.


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stephaniedas 5 years ago from Miami, US

This is a great hub about a great topic. Lewes and Cape May are two of our national treasures and deserve to be enjoyed by everyone.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Stephaniedas,

I so agree which is why I love sharing information about this area on Hub Pages. Am glad you like what I've written and appreciate your taking time to leave such a nice comment.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

You re really having fun visiting all these fantastic places. Wonderful!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Ubanichijioke,

I live about a half hour from these places and it's definitely been fun and also rewarding to be able to share them with others.

Thanks for all your support. It's greatly appreciated.


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

Hi, happy ! My husband and I took the ferry over to Cape May many long years ago. It was a wonderful trip. We spent the day walking around and checking out the beautiful Victorian architecture of Cape May.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Dolores,

Thanks for sharing your personal experience with the ferry. I adore Cape May and have taken the ferry from Lewes several times as a foot passenger then used the shuttle to explore Cape May's Victorian architecture, shop and dine out.


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Peggy W 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Gail,

I thought I would refresh my memory of what Cape May looks like since you just attended a workshop in this lovely location. It is really beautiful. Will share so that all who have not yet read this will become acquainted with this part of our beautiful country. I can almost imagine hearing seagulls and feeling those salt water breezes from here!


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Happyboomernurse 18 months ago from South Carolina Author

Hi Peggy,

Yes, I rode this beautiful ferry this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the seagulls and salt water breezes, plus watching a pod of dolphins swim around us, but the best part was that it saved me hours of driving time!

Thanks so much for sharing the hub.

Blessings,

Gail

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