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RiverShip Cruises VAGABUM

Somewhere between houseboat rentals and a private yacht charter is the river ship VAGABUM; a 65', all steel, any weather, ocean-experienced, mini-ship available for your Nashville boat rentals. It truly is a "Ship" versus houseboat, sailboat, pontoon or any other traditional lake or river boat. RiverShip VAGABUM and Captain Nelson Cruises provide an extremely unique and exciting boating rental experience on the beautiful Cumberland River & Old Hickory Lake from the Port of Hendersonville around Nashville, TN.

VAGABUM provides

all of the amenities of a houseboat

and all the luxury of your own

private yacht.  From the huge air-

conditioned Salon for a special event,

or any unique dining experience on

the lake, to multiple decks for

sunbathing, jumping in the lake,

enjoying the lake breeze, or just a

peaceful boat ride, VAGABUM is the

ideal venue for boating enthusiasts,

corporate retreats, dinner cruises,

bachelor & bachelorette parties or any private event, far surpassing any boat rental experience one could imagine.

Home-Sites of the Stars TOUR

Whatever the occasion, your private charter of Vagabum will leave your friends, family or co-workers amazed with your unique taste and creativity in boat rental experiences.  And you will always leave them wanting more!

Captain Nelson RiverShip Cruises provides a one-of-a-kind boat rental excursion up and down the beautiful waters of Nashville’s scenic and historical Old Hickory Lake. Imagine a Nashville tour like no other where you can cruise the lake to see home-sites of the stars: Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Gary Allan, Lorrie Morgan, Marty Stuart and Connie Smith and many others. Plus, step back into history to see the honeymoon cabin site of Rachel and President Andrew Jackson and Rock Castle, the home of General Daniel Smith that named Tennessee.  Our RiverShip boat rental is a unique boating tour of Nashville's celebrities you and your party guests will not forget!