The Cape May–Lewes Ferry will offer free passenger round-trip, same day travel for veterans and active military personnel with a valid ID on Nov. 11, in recognition of Veterans Day.
Military discounts are available every day year-round at the ferry, and this is the second year that the Delaware Bay service is offering the free fare in honor of Veterans Day. In addition, military personnel and veterans will receive a free cup of coffee or a fountain soda plus 11 percent off food or retail purchases in either terminal or aboard a ferry vessel.
The ferry family wanted to honor and thank the military community for their service to the country, according to Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations. Ferry officials also decided to dedicate the month to Veterans Appreciation rather than one day.
“We realize that May is typically Veterans Appreciation Month, but we are expanding that notion to include November,” said Customer Service Manager Terry Anstead. “All active or retired military personnel who use our service during the month of November — including on Veterans Day — will receive an emailed discount voucher before the end of the year. The voucher will be worth $11 off any future travel aboard the Ferry through May 31, 2019.”
A valid military ID is required to receive the discount voucher.
On Nov. 11, If traveling roundtrip with a vehicle, standard rates apply with a $14 discount. These discounted rates are valid Nov. 11 and cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. These discounted Veterans Day rates only apply on Veterans Day while the standard military discount applies year-round.
Make reservations by calling 800-643-3779.