Cape May-Lewes Ferry Lifts Bicyclists Ban, Foot Passenger Ban Remains

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Lewes Ferry officials announced some travel modifications to its restrictions related the COVID – 19 pandemic announced earlier this spring. Effective immediately, bicyclists are now permitted to board the vessel. Guests should enter the terminal via the tollbooth, where they will be checked in and directed to parking areas. Bicyclists – like vehicle passengers – are free to roam the outer decks and enjoy the sunshine, but some special rules must be followed. Passengers must wear a face mask and stay socially distanced from anyone not in their traveling party. Passengers are urged to pay attention to the directional signage onboard the vessel to help control the flow of traffic.

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

The Ferry operating schedule has been modified to include four (4) daily departures from both Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE. Additionally, our summer schedule has been updated through Labor Day weekend, with additional crossings available Friday – Sunday and holidays beginning July 3. The following is the four round trip base schedule that will remain in effect until further notice:

 

The following safety precautions remain in place:

· All foot passenger travel remains suspended until further notice.

· Reservations are required, and no cash will be accepted.

· Masks are required anytime passengers step out of the vehicle and for bicyclists.

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