The Woodland Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). It went into service following the Official Christening Event that occurred on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. It was officially christened the Tina Fallon, after the long-serving Seaford area Representative. The naming of the vessel was per legislation.
The Woodland Ferry transports vehicle and foot passengers between Seaford and Laurel, Delaware. However, traffic from nearby Bethel, Blades and even Galesville, Maryland use the ferry as well.
The ferry operates year-round with service from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily during spring and summer. The ferry operates shorter hours during the fall and winter due to daylight savings time.
The ferry is closed on Thursday mornings for routine maintenance. Motorists can access this website at anytime to view the link above for the real-time operational status of the ferry.
There is no fee to use the ferry.
Woodland Ferry Facts
Approximately 225 vehicles per day use the crossing on a typical summer day, with annual estimates at approximately 45,000 trips per year.
The six-car Tina Fallon was built in 2008 and put into service on October 29, 2008. This purchase was acknowledged by House Bill 550 (page 64) in the 142nd General Assembly.
The Ferry is promoted by the Woodland Ferry Association and the City of Seaford as a tourist attraction, due to its historical significance. It has appeal to those who follow/visit ferry crossings.