The Cape May–Lewes Ferry is a ferry system that traverses a 17-mile crossing of the Delaware Bay to connect North Cape May, NJ with Lewes, DE. The ferry constitutes a portion of U.S. Route 9, and is the final crossing of the Delaware River-Delaware Bay waterway before it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Pets are welcome on all exterior decks aboard all Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessels; however, pets are not permitted in interior spaces where food is prepared, served or consumed. Pets are not permitted on the shuttles. Pets must be on a leash and under control at all times.