Boat Rental vs Yacht Charter

by | Feb 28, 2021

Boat Rental Decisions on Hilton Head

When Julianne and I were developing the Hilton Head Yacht Charter concept, we asked our friends here in Hilton Head that had cruised with us in Turkey to describe the difference between chartering Top Shelf and traditional boat rental.

Although not by any means a statistical sample, the three couples all had similar comments. They all spoke of the variety of entertainment that Top Shelf offers.


Hilton Head Center Console Fishing Rental

They all got to experience tubing behind the JetBoat, riding & diving with the Sea Bob, relaxing on the bow sun deck, enjoying a gourmet lunch prepared by the yacht’s chef, and floating off of the back swim platform. These are the yacht cruising activities they said separates Top Shelf from traditional boat rentals.

Hilton Head Yacht Charter's Aft Deck Lounge


Most boat rentals allow for specific activities. You can’t bring a gourmet lunch on a jet ski. Smaller vessels offer some options but do not provide personal go-fast activities like Hydrofoils, Jetboat Tubing and Sea Bobs. Center-Consoles are great for fishing but typically fall short for comfort and relaxing on the water.

Top Shelf will provide your friends and family a wider variety of activities for both young and old while on the water. Much more than a traditional boat rental. However, you must weigh these advantages against the price points of yacht charter versus boat rental.

We all hope you have an opportunity to spend some time on Hilton Head Yacht Charter’s luxury yacht Top Shelf.

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