Cruise in Style on a Private Yacht

Bella Roma is a 73′ Motor Yacht available for daily cruises on Old Hickory Lake in Nashville, TN. Family reunions, friend gatherings, corporate events, and bachelor/bachelorette parties are all excellent opportunities to get together and set sail. We currently have two standard booking options for a maximum of 12 passengers on each cruise. Both are bare boat cruises where you can either provide your own USCG licensed captain or use one of our approved captains. If you provide your own captain and crew, you’ll get a $250 discount off the charter prices listed below.

Two Options

Lunchtime Cruise ($1475)

Our first cruise of the day begins at 10:30 am when we set out for four hours to see the lake and enjoy the water. Feel free to bring your own lunch and beverages to enjoy your time.

Late Afternoon Cruise ($1475)

Your adventure begins at 3:30 pm when we set out on a four hour cruise to enjoy the water and catch the setting sun. Bring your own food and beverages to make the day complete.

*Note: Prices don’t include tax or gratuity.

Here’s How It Works

Go to the reservation page and find a day and time that works for you. You can reserve your spot with a 50% deposit. The remaining amount will be due the week of your cruise (you will receive an email from us with a link for you to pay the balance). If you want more than 4 hours, book two slots and get an extra hour for free.

On the day of your charter, arrive 15 minutes early so we can get everyone on board and depart on time. Bring any food or adult beverages you’d like to enjoy and we’ll provide the soft drinks, water and ice. It’s that simple!


Cruises depart from Cedar Creek Marina at 9120 Saundersville Road, Mt Juliet, TN and return to the same place. The marina is about 40 minutes from downtown Nashville. Details about where to meet the boat will be provided when you book your time slot. We cruise around Old Hickory Lake depending on what you want to do and see.

Let Us Know If You Have Any Questions

Here’s What People are Saying

Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 26 ratings)

Love, Love, Love!

We loved, loved this family outing and it was all because of the Captain, First Mate Michelle, and the spacious, classy yacht. We loved seeing the colorful leaves, the houses from the lake, and the dam. It couldn’t have been a better family time! We highly recommend this cruise!


Family Reunion

We used the Bella Roma for a family reunion and could not have been more pleased with the choice. Sunshine Yacht Cruises is both a great team to work with in planning but also in executing the cruise itself. First class all the way!

J. Barr

Great Experience!

This was a great experience! The Captain was very pleasant and the yacht was so clean! My family loved it so much they are planning to schedule an all day ride. This last minute idea turned out Perfect!


Best Birthday Ever!

I celebrated my 41st birthday on the Bella Roma. All I can say is wow! This has to go down as my best birthday ever.

Terrica B

Going Away Party

We had my daughters college party aboard the Bella Roma for an afternoon cruise. Michelle and Brian were extremely easy and gracious to work with. We wanted it to be a surprise so we had her friends board early for the cruise. We were out on the water wake boarding on our own boat and intercepted them on the lake for the surprise. We all had a great time and it was a great party. I highly recommend this adventure with Captain Brian.

Steve Tarbuck

The Bella Roma!

The Bella Roma was the biggest boat on the lake and the captain and his wife were overly generous and made sure we had a great time. It was a first time experience for me and my husband and our friends and family. We celebrated my husband’s birthday and had a grand time. The boat was so clean and in good shape inside and out. Will be booking again real soon!


The Perfect Hosts

Michelle and Brian were the PERFECT hosts. Not only did they make us feel safe, they also provided the perfect environment for an amazing day. The boat is impeccably kept. Water toys were the perfect complement to the day. I can say without a doubt I would recommend this experience to ANYONE!


Great time!

Had a great time! Looking forward to another cruise in the near future. Thanks Sunshine Yachts!

James Thomas


If I could give 10 stars I would. I was planning my best friend’s bachelorette and needed to plan an activity and I am SO happy that I found Sunshine Yacht Cruises. The Captain and Michelle are OUTSTANDING. The Bella Roma is truly the most beautiful boat I’ve ever seen/been on. They were extremely accommodating to our group and went ABOVE and BEYOND. We had the time of our lives on this boat and were so sad when the day was over. Easily the HIGHLIGHT of the bachelorette weekend. The space is clean, luxurious and spacious. Overall 10/10 and I could not recommend them enough!!!!

Bridget B

My birthday was perfect!

My birthday was perfect thanks to them. I had an absolutely amazing time! The Captain was every bit of amazing and fun & Michele’s hospitality was unmatched. They made sure we had the most amazing time. This boat is massive in person! I absolutely can’t wait to go back with my friends and family.


Most Amazing Time

We had the most amazing time on the Bella Roma! The staff was super friendly and helpful. The boat was beautiful & MOST OF ALL the customer service was GREAT!!!! We will definitely be booking again!

Ashley Miller

Great experience!

Such a great experience! The boat was nothing short of amazing and the staff was extremely friendly & accommodating! I can’t wait to sail with them again.


Awesome time!

I had an Awesome time! Just what my crew and I needed for a girl’s luxury day out. You will not be disappointed. Will definitely book again soon!



The Captain and Michelle were THE ABSOLUTE BEST!! We booked very last minute, but they were able to accommodate us. They were SO nice and we couldn’t have had a better time. It rained a little, but there was plenty of room for us to be under the covered patio and inside. We live in town and we are definitely planning another charter with them again. Thank you so much guys!

The Redneck Yacht Club

It was perfect!

We flew in from Pittsburgh for a surprise birthday party. It was perfect! The Captain and his first mate Michelle did an outstanding job .They were very accommodating and made us feel welcome. The yacht was awesome! If you’re looking for a good time on the water I would highly recommend this adventure.

Karen Hollis

The Bella Roma!

The Bella Roma and her Captain did not disappoint. We had a fantastic time celebrating a 50th birthday. The Captain and his 1st mate, Michelle, were welcoming, fun and professional. I highly recommend this, especially if you’re looking for something a little different …. Go for it! You’ll be glad you did! Thank you Sunshine Yacht Cruises!


What an amazing time!

We had an amazing time! Celebrating my sisters 30th Birthday. The Yacht is in fantastic condition and is large and spacious. The captain was excellent‼️ As well as JR. We had an awesome time.

Thanks Nastassja


We had a great time!

We were in Nashville for the weekend celebrating a bride to be. Heath did a great job and took really good care of our group. We had originally booked another boat and they cancelled on us the Thursday before we left town. Luckily for us, our Bride to Be found Sunshine and booked us. Heath really did go above and beyond for us. Our original plan was to grill lunch and since that was not an option, Heath cooked our grub in the kitchen for us – great job!! We are already talking about booking for next year and recommend this cruise to everyone.

Tina Phelps

Amazing Sunset Cruise

On the last day of our Nashville vacation we hired the Bella Roma and had a wonderful time cruising around Old Hickory Lake (part of the Cumberland River) during sunset. The yacht easily accommodated our party of nine and the staff were excellent hosts! When we visit Nashville and area again we plan to repeat this experience!

Tracy Gale-Hansen

Fantastic Time!

We went with 4 other couples yesterday at 11am. It was so nice & melissa waited on us hand & foot! It was hot of course but it helped to keep us cool when we were cruising. We got to sit up on top with the captain. Everything was so clean. I was afraid the water would be crowded with boats since it was a holiday weekend but it wasn’t. I would love to be on this boat again!


We had the best time!

We had the best time! I would totally recommend to anyone looking to have a nice relaxing get away.

Lauren Larscheid

Wedding on the Water

This was our second charter on the Bella Roma. Captain Brian and Stephanie were great hosts on their beautiful Bella Roma an immaculate 73 ft yacht! So much room and space for everyone. We got married by Brian on the front deck with our boys in tow. A truly perfect afternoon. Thank you Brian and Stephanie for making our special day so memorable!

Mike D.

What an Adventure!

This boat just ruined us. We will never be satisfied renting any other type of boat … ever! This is the way to spend an afternoon on the water. I chartered this for my wife’s surprise birthday with the kids and their family. We couldn’t believe how amazing this is. What a luxurious vessel.

The Bella Roma attracts a lot of attention as it passes by other boats. Our 5 year old grandkids had the time of their lives. Why would anyone rent a pontoon boat when you can have all the amenities this charter offers for about the same cost? (especially air conditioning). Thanks Sunshine Yacht Cruises ……keep a spot open for us. We’ll be back soon!

John Kermeen

We had a great time

We had a great time spending the day on Bella Roma. We had a family celebration for my father-in-laws 80th birthday. The boat trip was great! We will rent the boat again. Thanks for a fabulous day on the lake.

Pitt Family

This is an experience!

This is an experience for the books! We had such a wonderful time cruising around, kicking back and relaxing. The crew offered top-notch hospitality, and the Bella Roma is clean and luxurious. I’d highly recommend — can’t wait to do it again!


The real deal!

We booked Bella Roma for a bachelor party. To start, pictures do not do justice to this boat, it is the real deal. You never know what you will get when booking online and finally, when it counted the most, it paid off. We cannot say enough praise about the Captain and the amazing job he did. It was definitely the highlight of the trip. We are looking forward to coming back again. I highly recommend this boat for your next event!

Anthony Brown

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