How many people can we bring on the boat?
We are certified to carry a maximum of 12 passengers. This is a strict policy set by the US Coast Guard so we don’t have any flexibility. But this is actually a perfect number for a fun, comfortable and enjoyable cruise!
What happens if there’s bad weather?
Bella Roma is an ocean going boat so she can handle just about any weather Mother Nature decides to throw at her. If the weather is extremely bad during a trip and it has to be cancelled, we will prorate your trip and give you a refund. We want your trip to be safe and enjoyable!
What’s your cancellation policy?
Hey, sometimes things come up. You can cancel up to a week before your charter for a full refund so book early. After that, there’s a 50% penalty. Unfortunately, there’s no refund if you cancel the day before or the day of your charter.
Can we bring food?
Yes, of course! The galley is fairly small so it’s best not to plan on cooking a four course meal while you’re on the boat. Bringing prepared food is usually your best bet. We’re also happy to coordinate with a caterer and can make recommendations.
What about adult beverages?
Yes, feel free to bring alcohol. We will have a full assortment of soft drinks, mixers and ice for you to use. For safety reasons, we reserve the right to terminate the cruise if anyone gets extremely intoxicated. We certainly don’t want anyone falling overboard!
Can we smoke on the boat?
Unfortunately, there is a general no smoking rule on the boat. Under certain calm conditions, though, the captain *may* allow cigarette smoking on the swim platform while the boat is anchored. There is definitely no cigar smoking or illegal substances allowed at all. Hookah is banned as well.
Where does the boat go?
We cruise up and down Old Hickory Lake. Typically, we’ll cruise for an hour or so and then anchor in a cove where passengers often like to do some swimming and relaxing. After that, we usually finish up with another hour to an hour and a half cruise back to the dock.
Can we go swimming?
Absolutely! When we anchor down, passengers often like to jump in the water and swim. We’ve got plenty of floats and rafts but please bring your own towels and sunscreen.
Do you offer booking times other than the two options?
We try to be as accommodating as possible. There is usually more flexibility during the week than on weekends. Give us a call and we’ll try to work something out.
Do you offer overnight options?
Unfortunately, we don’t offer any overnight accommodations at this time.