If you’re going to be spending the day on a private boat charter, you’re probably wondering what you should bring.
Most luxury yacht charters have everything guests need on board. In most cases, you don’t need to bring much to your private charter.

You might be surprised to find out what you should – and should not – bring on a private yacht charter in Hilton Head.

Check out recommended items to leave behind and bring on your trip!

What to Bring on a Daytime Private Boat Charter

Hilton Head Yacht Charter has a ton of exciting watersports and activities for an action-packed day on the water.

Of course, that means you’ll want to bring a swimsuit, but you’ll also want a coverup to throw on before you eat your gourmet lunch, prepared by our onboard executive chef.

We recommend bringing a change of dry, comfortable clothes. You’ll have full access to our VIP staterooms and en suites to freshen up, change, and rest as needed.

Top Shelf motor yacht's floating deck. Two kids on the platform, four others floating in the ocean near the deck.

What Amenities does a Yacht Have?

Your private boat rental comes fully stocked with premium alcohol (wine, champagne, beer, liquors, mixers) soda, water, and snacks.

Be sure to let our concierge know your favorites so we can ensure all your consumables are ready and waiting for you.

For one thing, you don’t need to bring any water toys because Top Shelf has everything! We also stock sunscreen and towels so leave that behind and add another outfit to your luggage

Here are just some of the activities our guests enjoy aboard Top Shelf:

  • Waterskiing, paddleboarding, tubing and wakeboarding
  • Sea Scooters and SeaBobs
  • Floating Swim Platform with lounge chairs


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Sunset glow on the horizon of the ocean

What to Bring on a Sunset Yacht Cruise

Without a doubt, your gourmet, sunset dinner cruise will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t soon forget. What do you actually need to bring?

First, it’s always a safe choice to pack layers; Hilton Head is famous for our warm island breeze. But, it’s always a few degrees cooler on the water than it is on land.

In yachting, it’s customary to go barefoot onboard. You will need a comfy pair of shoes to get from the dock to the yacht.

To be sure you have an excellent private boat charter, request your choice of special bottle of wine or brand of cigar from our concierge. Our crew will ensure we have stocked prior to your sunset cruise.

Of course, if you’re planning to spend time out on the town after your dinner cruise, feel free to bring a change of clothes. Our guests are welcome to utilize the staterooms as they wish.

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What to Leave at Home

The beauty of chartering an 80 ft. private motor yacht like Top Shelf is that it comes fully stocked with just about everything you could ever need.

In particular, the food on your private boat charter will be anything and everything you enjoy.

From beverages and snacks, to your custom menu, our goal is to elevate your luxury experience new heights.

The most important note: there is no need to bring any drinks or food. Simply bring yourself and your guests, ready to set sail on an unforgettable experience!


Now that you know exactly what you need to bring aboard a private boat charter, get started on booking your journey on motor yacht Top Shelf. Contact our concierge to lock-in your dates and plan out all the exciting details of your itinerary.

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