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Sunset (and Wine) Lovers Cruises Returns to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry  - Popular Special Cruises Scheduled for September and early October

By Cape May-Lewes Ferry | Sep 09, 2013
Photo by: DRBA

(Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials announced that another series of their popular Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises on the Delaware Bay will be offered in September and early October, beginning on Friday, September 13.  The Lewes cruises will depart the terminal on four consecutive Fridays at 4:15 p.m. while the Cape May cruises are scheduled to leave the terminal on four successive Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.

According to Heath Gehrke, Director of Operations for the Cape May – Lewes Ferry, the Wine Lovers Sunset Cruise is that unique remedy for residents and visitors looking to take a break from the ordinary.  “As fall sets in, what could be better than to sip a fine wine, savor some delicious Hors d'oeuvres, listen to great music and enjoy a dramatic sunset?” Gehrke said.  “Think of the response when you say to your partner, ‘Honey, I’m taking you on a cruise!’ What a memorable way to experience the Ferry and the wonders of the Delaware Bay as a foot passenger.” 

Enjoy a sunset on your cruise across the Delaware Bay as you savor some of the finest wines and Hors d'oeuvres.  The package includes return-trip foot passenger ferry cruise, wine samplings and pairings, and the opportunity to purchase featured wines by the glass aboard the Ferry.  Live music will also be provided.

The first series of Wine Lovers Sunset Cruises were held in June 2006 and have continued to be extremely popular with both residents and vacationers. 

Lewes Cruises:                  Fridays, September 13, 20, 27 and October 4

                                                4:15 p.m. departure

                Host:  Outlet Liquors

                Entertainment:  Cathy Gorman, Soloist

Cape May Cruises:          Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28, and October 5

                                                6:00 p.m. departure

Host:     Fedway (Federal Wine & Liquor distributor)

Entertainment:  Bill Caterini, an acoustic guitarist, September 14, 21; Jim Doran, an acoustic guitarist, September 28 and October 5.

Check-in begins in the ferry terminal 30 minutes before cruise time.  The cost is $50, which includes a round-trip foot passenger ticket, wine samples and appetizing Hors d'oeuvres, informal discussion about the wine, the opportunity to purchase featured wines by the glass, and live music. At the end of each cruise, a drawing will be held for a surprise giveaway! Participants must be 21 years of age or older.  Space is limited!  Reservations are required at 1-800-64-FERRY (33779).

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 forty million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964.  In 2011, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. 

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