Cape May-Lewes Ferry may be the answer to your long road trips to the beach this summer. It is an inexpensive and fun way to get to various mid-atlantic beach destinations. Why spend hours in the car, when you can take the ferry.
Summer road trips to the beach mean long car rides, and for many kids, that means screen time — the average child is getting 7 hours of screen time a day. That number seems crazy high to me! I would say it’s time to MAKE the kids, put down the devices and explore the world around them. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry provides the perfect backdrop to do just that.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
This summer if you are heading to Southern New Jersey or Delaware beaches your kids can trade 85 minutes of screen time for 85 minutes of family time. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry provides a fun trip to the shore taking in historic lighthouses, fresh breezes and maybe a glimpse of Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins.
You can even take a day trip to explore a new beach town, the options are endless with the ferry. Whether venturing north or south, there are plenty of outdoor activities in either Cape May, NJ or Lewes, DE to please even the most device-dependent child.
In Cape May, visit the Cape May County Zoo, ranked the 13th best in the world according to TripAdvisor; in Lewes, continue the outdoor experience with a trip to Cape Henlopen State Park. By the time your kids finish their round-trip three-hour tour aboard the Ferry, they will be too tired to pick up their devices.
Quick facts about the Ferry:
- Children under 6 and pets ride free. There are also special discounts available for seniors and military.
- Allows passengers traveling by RV, car, motorcycle, bicycle or foot; with capacity for up to 100 cars per trip.
- Offers views of historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort!
- Operates 365 days a year, with more hours during the peak summer months.
- Travels 17 miles in 85 minutes, offering a mode of travel that lets passengers sit back, relax and unwind.
If you are the Jersey Shore this summer take a day trip over to the Delaware town of Lewes. And if you are in Ocean City, MD or the Delaware Beaches go explore Cape May for the day.
I haven’t been on the ferry since I was a kid myself. I think it’s time to take a day trip this summer and explore Cape May.