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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Announces Special Six Week Promotion -“Local Loyalty” and “Spring Sail!” Promotional Fares Available through May 16, 2013

By Cape May-Lewes Ferry | Mar 28, 2013
Photo by: DRBA Passengers relax on the deck chairs of the MV Delaware.

(Cape May, NJ)  Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry officials announced two new promotional fares:  a new “Spring Sail!” fare and a new “Local Loyalty” fare.  These special fares are only available for reserved round trip vehicle fares beginning April 1 and continuing through May 16, 2013.  Round trip vehicle passage at these discounted rates is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the six week promotion.    

According to Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations, the six week promotion is the first of its kind at the Ferry.  “I think we’re all tired of this winter weather,” Gehrke said.  “With these promotional rates, we’re hoping to help customers “Spring” out of the winter doldrums! We want to reward our loyal local customers, acquaint locals and visitors alike with our new early departures, and really kick start our season.”

The round-trip vehicle discounts are available Tuesday through Thursday for both the “Spring Sail!” and Local Loyalty Fares, but space is limited and reservations are required.  While the “Spring Sail!” fare is only available on the 6:30 a.m. departure from Cape May, NJ and 8:00 a.m. departure leaving Lewes, DE; the Local Loyalty Fare is available during all mid-week departures (Tuesday - Thursday).  The Local Loyalty Fare is available to residents of Cape May and Sussex counties, and requires a photo ID with an address in these counties at check in.

Last week, Ferry officials announced a new schedule with earlier departures on both sides of the Delaware Bay.  The new schedule, which is effective on April 1, 2013, is as follows:

Leaving Cape May, NJ                       Leaving Lewes, DE                

6:30 a.m.                                                           8:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.                                                         11:15 a.m.

2:30 p.m.                                                           4:15 p.m.

6:00 p.m.                                                           7:45 p.m.

Customers who plan to use the Cape May - Lewes Ferry are urged to call the Ferry’s Guest Services Department toll free at 800 64 FERRY (800.643.3779) or visit us online at www.cmlf.com to reserve their space.  The Local Loyalty Fare is available through the call center only.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 40 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2012, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779.

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