About Us and our boat charters

Licensed Captain and Professional Crew

RiverShip Cruises has been hosting Nashville locals and tourists to memorable river boat tours, boat charters and events up and down the Cumberland River since 2007 from Hendersonville, Gallatin and Nashville. 

The Vagabum's esteemed captain, Captain Russ, has over 30 years of experience as a commercial riverboat captain and is a long time local resident. With a full crew and licensed Captain, you can rest assure that safety and an exceptional experience is our top priority. 

Event Specialists

Specialists in events, Nashville's RiverShip Cruises meets your every need and manages all of the details, so that you can simply enjoy the time with your guests. From weddings, anniversaries, bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate events and social gatherings, you can trust that everyone will have a great time!

Dining Options

We offer a variety of dining options including a full dining experience with specialty menu, bring your own and prepare on-board in our full-sized kitchen, or use our outdoor BBQ grill, or use your own caterer and we will work closely with them to make sure that everything is perfect for you and your guests. 

Note: You may bring alcohol on-board. Bar-ware and mixers are available with advanced notice. 

About the vagabum


About the Ship

The Vagabum is an ocean-experienced mini-ship that is capable of sailing with passenger comfort and enjoyment in most weather conditions. It is a 65' ship with plenty of indoor and outdoor protected area in which to gather and party. We are able to sail in any weather except high wind or fog. The captains priority is passenger safety and makes all final decisions before launching. 

The Vagabum offers a 360 degree view from various areas of the ship. There is plenty of seating available both indoor and outdoor, including a spacious, air-conditioned salon for your comfort. 


Cruise packages often include a visit to the beautiful private coves along the Cumberland River/ Old Hickory Lake. Our experienced staff handles dropping anchor so that your group may safely enjoy swimming, water activities or the use of our on-board kayak!

A minimum of 2-hours is required when booking a private charter; however there is no limit to the number of hours you may book for your excursion over two-hours. 

Cruise rates and details are available by calling (615) 824-8511 or, request to have one of our shipmates contact you by completing the contact form below. 


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RiverShip Cruises' charters begin and end at the Cheekwood Marina - C Dock in Hendersonville, TN. Be sure to ask about our luxury, limo shuttle service to and from your hotel or point of pick-up.

Rivership Cruises

259 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075, United States

(615) 824-8511