History Happened Here or Piracy Happened Here Tour



Join a knowledgeable Lewes Historical Society guide on board a Cape Water Tours vessel for a cruise along Lewes' waterways. Journey back in time to her maritime past. Hear about the important role of the Delaware Breakwater and the history of its construction. Get an up close photographic opportunity of the 1855 East End Lighthouse, a long-time local landmark.

2017 Schedule:  Mondays @ 3:30-5pm from June 5-September 25

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Join the Lewes Historical Society and Cape Water Tours for a cruise you are guaranteed not to forget. Led by costumed interpreter J. Marcos Salaverria, the Director of Education of the Lewes Historical Society, you will be guided down the Lewes Canal and into the Delaware Bay with Pirate and Maritime Folklore. Journey back in time into Lewes's maritime past through the centuries.  Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map.  Hear about the pirates that sailed the same local waters you’ll travel upon.  Come to understand the difficulties in navigating the Cape's sometimes treacherously shallow waters.  View lighthouses that for generations have assisted in guiding ships, visitors and cargo through the area. Learn about the important role of the Delaware Bay River Pilots Association and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks during the 19th and 20th centuries.  Click "BOOK NOW" to check availability for the PIRACY HAPPENED HERE CRUISE.

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           $21 SENIORS 60 AND OVER

           $15 CHILDREN 11 AND UNDER 


lighthouse inner wall        Maritime History 1

Bring your friends, family, visitors, co-workers or just yourself along with your picnic dinner and/or your favorite beverage. Alcohol is allowed.