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The Greenwich marina on the Cohannsey, has a very good resturant with local crab dishes, and it is possible to anchor in the river opposite the resturant.
The anchorage behind Reedy Island below the C&D canal is well sheltered from commercial shipping wakes.
Not very well protected, but you can also anchor off the municipal park in Newcastle DE.
Essington PA has protected anchorage behind Little Tinicum Island, and marinas under the Philadelphia International Airport approach.
Philadelphia has no anchorages, but Penns Landing or Philadelphia Marine Center are not bad for an overnight rest (not quiet).
Wiggins Marina operated by Camden NJ even less quiet when there is a concert at the Tweeter Center.
Dredge Harbour and Winters Marina in Riverside NJ, be really careful at low tide.
Neshaminy Creek State Park Marina at Croyden PA, and some anchorage area on the NJ side opposite the Marina, or Bristol PA, but you will be almost home any way.
If the wind and tide are in your favour, it should only be one stop midway at Reedy Island or Delaware City, but you could do Cape May to Bristol in 24 hrs. Once above Delaware City there is more commercial traffic so keep looking back for that tug and barge about to crush you.
Wait out the tide changes, there is nothing more dispiriting that having your knot meter show 5 or 6 knots and being stationary.