15 Reasons to Take a Sunset Cruise in Lewes, Delaware

I’ve taken a few sunset cruises (like in Orange Beach, Alabama), and they rarely disappoint. There is just something special about being out on the water during those magical hours as the sun makes its descent below the horizon. If you are vacationing down in Southern Delaware, I’d highly recommend a Delaware Bay Evening Cruise with Cape Water Taxi and Tours. Captain Dave has perfectly timed his tours to arrive at the East End Lighthouse, just as the sun is dipping to the horizon behind the lighthouse, creating the perfect photo opportunities.

This 90-minute cruise on the 54-foot Discovery pontoon boat is not narrated, but you get to see some of the most popular attractions, including the East End Lighthouse, Cape Henlopen Point, the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal, Lewes Beach, and Cape Henlopen State Park.

The cruise can fit up to 65 people, but when we went there were only a couple of dozen, leaving us plenty of space to move around. Cape Water Taxi and Tours offers a wide variety of tours, including eco-tours, osprey banding tours, fireworks cruises, live music cruises, meteor shower cruises, trips down to Dewey Beach for dinner and drinks, and a water taxi service. While many of those options sound enticing, it is hard to imagine beating the sunset cruise.

I can come up with many reasons to take a sunset cruise in Lewes, Delaware with Cape Water Taxi, like the chance of seeing dolphins, the comfortable cruise on the pontoon boat, the ability to BYOB (and food), and how great Captain Dave is with kids. However, I thought it would really be easiest to let the photos do the talking. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right?

Blue Heron in the Lewes Canal

Captain Dave Cape Water Taxi and Tours

East End Lighthouse

sunset in Lewes Delaware

Sunset at the East End Lighthouse

Sunset in Lewes Delaware

Sunset cruise in Lewes Delaware

sunset osprey nest

sunset in Lewes Delaware

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sun reflecting on water

sunset jetty

sunset peace

Lewes DE Canal

Cape Water Taxi and Tours is located at 107 Anglers Road in Lewes, Delaware. Tickets can be purchased online for $22 for adults and $15 for children. If you are looking for a place to eat before your tour, I’d recommend both Crooked Hammock Brewery and Nectar in Lewes.

Be sure to bring along a sweater or light jacket as it gets cool after the sun sets. You can also bring your own drinks and food in a soft-sided cooler. The one thing you do not want to forget is your camera! Cruises are available on select dates through September so it isn’t too late to take a sunset cruise!


If you are visiting Southern Delaware (Rehoboth, Lewes, etc), then you should take a sunset cruise with Cape Water Tours -- these pictures are AMAZING!!!

Note: Our cruise was hosted by Cape Water Taxi and Tours and Southern Delaware Tourism. All opinions are my own.

Publish Date: September 14, 2016



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