Hilton Head Cruises

Day or Night, We Have a Cruise For You

Day Charters: Private Yacht Cruises

Hilton Head Yacht Charter is all about you. Imagine your own floating resort on the calm inland waters of Hilton Head. Choose your guests, activities, menus, and everything else. Your day cruise is only limited by your imagination and those of your guests.

Do you want to learn to waterski? How about Wakeboarding? Have you ever felt the acceleration of a Sea-Bob as you skim across the water at 15 knots and then dive to 6 feet? How about the bouncing and non-stop laughs while tubing?

Catch your breath, slow down, and relax on your floating platform lounge chairs, or you can just simply climb down the swim ladder for a quick dip. All this awaits you aboard your day charter on Top Shelf.

Now for our hidden secret… Executive Chef Joel.  He is a former top executive chef in San Francisco and Charleston 20 years.  Prior to joining Top Shelf, he worked for 5 years in the Caribbean.  Chef Joel will prepare the best luncheon you’ve ever had Hilton Head, and that’s a promise. You will customize your menu during our event planning process, and Chef Joel will do the rest.

The day wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some of your favorite beverages. We provide a complimentary premium bar service which will be on board waiting for you.  Challenge Sara, our Stewardess with years of bartending experience, to create your favorite craft cocktails from our Top Shelf bar located on the flybridge aft.

It’s all about you! Come experience the best day on the water that Hilton Head has to offer.

We can’t wait to welcome you on board!

Top Shelf Aft Wake
Tubing on Top Shelf
Hilton Head Yacht Charter on Broad Creek

Water Sports


Day Charters on Top Shelf are all about watersports and water-based activities.  Open the boxes below to learn more about the water toys we offer.

Sea Bob

If you have never experienced riding a SeaBob, you are in for a treat.  Imagine how a dolphin swims through the water, this is how you will feel swimming at 11 miles per hour above and under the water!

Tow Sports

Tubing on the Obrien Booker 2 Tube is simply a blast.  The tube slides easily to both sides to get you airborne over the wake.  In Addition, the Zup Board is a versatile kneeboard/wakeboard combination.  The Sea-Doo 155 Speedster Jetboat is our 215 HP towing platform.  Lots of laughs guaranteed with these watersport activities.

Paddle Boards

Take our two paddleboards for a trip to explore some of the low country tidal creeks. 

Other Toys

The crew will inflate a floating sundeck that is a great place for the adults to slip in and out of the water.  In addition, Yamaha Sea Scooters, other toys will be available for your enjoyment.

Top Shelf

Vessel Layout

Top Shelf is an 80 foot Hatteras Sky Lounge Motor Yacht.  She sleeps 8 passengers in 4 staterooms. Click the boxes below to explore the deck layouts.

Sun Decks

Top Shelf has 3 main sunning decks including the bow sun-pad, the Aft Flybridge Lounge and the floating Swim Platform which includes inflatable chairs.  

Lounge Areas

Both aft, the aft-deck lounge area is a comfortable dining area for 8 guests.  The crew can erect the sailcloth shades for the Flybridge Skylounge to make this a wonder area to relax.

State Rooms

Staterooms on Top Shelf are located on the lower deck consisting of a full-width master cabin, a VIP cabin in the bow, and two staterooms both Starboard and Port.  All cabins have an ensuite head.


Top Shelf has a full galley on board where Chef Jenn performs her magic.  The galley is fully equipped to serve your delicious lunch or delicate afternoon pastries.


Executive Chef Joel

Lauded by guests (including Vogue’s Editor on a charter in 2023), Chef Joel will impress you beyond your wildest culinary dreams.

Lunch Menu

Your lunch menu is as customizable as your cruise.  Our executive chefs are changing things up all the time.

Endless Snacks

During your cruise, you will be surprised by the assortment of healthy and fun snacks.  Click Here to get a sneak preview of some of these creations.

Cocktail Specialties

Premium cocktails, beer, and healthy hydration are all complimentary and part of the day aboard Top Shelf.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Let our executive chefs put their final touches on your birthday, anniversary, or other special occasions.  Click Here for some of their latest ideas.

Luxury Yacht Cruise: Night Charters

 Experiencing Top Shelf slipping through the waveless waters of Calibogue Sound as the sun sets. Imagine yourself aboard our luxury yacht, designed for ultimate entertainment, as you and your guests enjoy true five-star treatment. Relax as we cater to your every need as we cruise under the starry skies of the Lowcountry. 

Night cruising aboard Top Shelf is also about the cuisine. Do you want a four-course formal dining experience created by our celebrated executive chefs and served by a butler? How about casual dining for the kids on the aft deck while the adults enjoy a more sophisticated venue indoors? Maybe extraordinary hor d’oeuvres served to your guests on the aft flybridge during your important business cocktail party.

Chef Joel, Top Shelf’s executive chef will exceed all of your culinary expectations. Chef Joel was formally trained in Charleston, SC before moving to San Francisco as an Executive Chef for 20 years.  Chef Joel will provide some of the best Lowcountry cuisine Hilton Head has to offer.  Best of all, you will be able to pick a dinner theme and then work with our concierge to finalize every detail of your dining experience.

After dinner, retreat to the flybridge aft and take in the night skies of Hilton Head. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or a fine cigar. Your conversations will be exciting and enjoyable. Our crew will be right there to ensure you have absolutely everything you need.

It’s all about you! Come experience the best night on the water that Hilton Head has to offer.

We can’t wait to welcome you on board!

Dining on Top Shelf
Dining on Top Shelf
Sunset photo: sun is at the horizon meeting the water. There is a large sun flare and some grey puffy clouds in the sky. The ocean water in the foreground is calm, with a few small waves.

Theme Evening

Customize Your Evening

After booking your Gold Service dinner cruise, you will work with your event concierge to select your dinner theme and finalize menus.

Recently Prepared Themes

Click Here to view some of our executive chef’s latest creations.

Theme Night

When you select the Gold option package with your charter, you will work with our booking concierge to pick your evening’s theme.  Some popular themes include “Caribbean” and “French” themes.

Four Course Cuisine

Customize Your Menu

Once you book your Silver Service You will work with your cruise concierge to select and customize your four-course dinner menu.

Aft Deck Dining

This outdoor dining area seats 8 and allows guests to enjoy the sights and sounds of cruising on the Calibogue Sound.

Aft Flybridge Lounge

For larger groups, the crew will remove the daytime sail-cloth shade for the flybridge lounge and set up a table for twelve.  You will dine with the magnificent view of the stars and the shores of Hilton Head.

Cocktails & Hor d’Oveures

Cocktail Parties

Cocktail party planning is a snap with the Bronze Service and your cruise concierge. Delicious Hor d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails will be served.

Cocktails Specialties

Premium cocktails, beer, and healthy hydration are all part of the Bronze evening cruise aboard Top Shelf.


Our executive chefs are constantly inventing new after-dinner treats.  Click Here to view some of their latest creations.

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