Hilton Head Cruises

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3-Day Charleston Cruise

We are excited to introduce our Charleston Mini-Cruise, available from September 1st to October 15th, 2021. These three-day, two-night charters utilize our Caribbean-style term charter format shortened to three days. Relax as you experience the most beautiful part of the Intercoastal Waterway.  Once in Charleston, the itinerary is yours.  Our 5-Star service and gourmet dining, along with Charleston and the ICW will provide some of the best memories of 2021.

Hilton Head Yacht Charter's Top Shelf on the ICW
Hilton Head Yacht Charter's Chef Claude

Fully customizable itinerary:

Day 1:  

  1.   Depart Shelter Cove Marina.
  2. Welcome breakfast aboard Top Shelf.
  3. Cruise the Intercoastal Waterway (ICW).
  4. Lunch aboard Top Shelf.
  5. Arrive late afternoon at the Charleston Maritime Center.
  6. Dinner at one of Charleston’s best downtown restaurants.
  7. Retire to your stateroom aboard Top Shelf.

    Day 2:

    1. Breakfast on Top Shelf’s aft main deck.
    2. Harbor Cruise aboard Top Shelf
    3. Lunch aboard on the aft flybridge.
    4. Tour downtown Charleston.
    5. Five-course gourmet theme-night dinner aboard Top Shelf.
    6. Enjoy after-dinner cocktails on the upper aft flybridge lounge.
    7. Second night sleeping aboard Top Shelf.
      Hilton Head Yacht Charter 3-Day Charter
      Hilton Head Yacht Charter's Top Shelf Cruising South on the ICW

      Day 3:

      1. Depart Charleston Maritime Center.
      2. Breakfast on the aft deck. 
      3. Depart Charleston Harbor and cruise the Atlantic coastline – weather permitting.
      4. Lunch on the aft flybridge.
      5. Arrive at Port Royal Sound and cruise the ICW to Shelter Cove Marina.

      Day 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? Have you ever felt the acceleration of a Sea-Bob as you skim across the water 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 swim. All this awaits you aboard your day charter on Top Shelf.

      Now for our hidden secret… Our Team of Executive Chefs! The top executive chefs from Hilton Head and the surrounding areas will rotate duties to prepare the best luncheons Hilton Head has to offer both ashore or on the water. You will select your menu and our team of Executive Chefs will do the rest.

      The day wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some of your favorite beverages. We provide a “Top Shelf” complimentary premium bar service which will be on board waiting for you.

      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
      Top Shelf Snorkeling
      Tubing on Top Shelf

      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 Chefs

      Our executive chefs are some of the best on Hilton Head.  We rotate the chefs based on your culinary preferences.

      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.

      Night Cruises

      Hilton Head Yacht Charter at night is all about you. Imagine a luxury yacht, designed for ultimate entertainment, slipping through the waveless waters of Calibogue Sound. You and your guests are ready to experience all that the yachting world has to offer. Relax as you are now cruising under the stars.

      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.

      Our executive chefs will exceed all of your culinary expectations. Our executive chefs are local to Hilton Head. They will provide some of the best low country cuisine Hilton Head has to offer.  Best of all, you will be able to pick a dinner theme and then work with them to customize your dining experience.

      After dinner, retreat to the aft flybridge and take in the night skyline 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 cater to your every 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

      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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