Sail the Virgin Islands with Wild Rumpus! | Modern Sailing

Sail the Virgin Islands with Wild Rumpus!

Leave your cares behind and embark on an unforgettable all-inclusive Caribbean adventure with Wild Rumpus! Modern Sailing is pleased to partner with one of our instructors, Captain Scott Bonder, to offer all-inclusive skippered charters aboard Scott's 53' Xquisite X5 Plus catamaran, Wild Rumpus, among the beautiful Caribbean Virgin Islands.

Choose from a variety of breathtaking islands to visit, including Puerto Rico, Culebra, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, and more. (We plan to include the British Virgin Islands as an option soon!)

Your customized all-inclusive charter can provide all the best experiences and activities that the Caribbean cruising lifestyle has to offer. Enjoy the thrill of sailing the trade winds over brilliant blue ocean waters as Wild Rumpus swifty and safely carries you from one paradise to another. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich history of these breathtaking islands. Snorkel pristine reefs and discover underwater worlds teeming with vibrant marine life. Relax and unwind with a tropical drink in hand and toes in soft sand. Watch the sun sink slowly into the horizon, sample the local night life, and fall asleep comfortably in the embrace of your luxurious private cabin. With personalized service, the choices are yours!

Don't miss out on the sailing vacation of a lifetime. Virgin Island charters aboard Wild Rumpus are available November through May only. Connect with the Wild Rumpus crew and book your adventure now!  

If you'd like to earn your ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising certification while sailing Wild Rumpus among the Virgin Islands, visit our ASA 106 in the Caribbean page.

Continue reading to learn more about this "Xquisite" luxury cataraman and the delights in store for all those who sail aboard her.


Luxury Catamaran Charter Boat Information

Wild Rumpus is one of the first X5 Plus models to be built by Xquisite Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa. She is designed to take you from one beautiful destination to another all while enveloping you in luxury. The powerful sail plan assures that you will experience the thrill of sailing over blue ocean waters island-to-island like the sailors of antiquity, sans the salt-soaked bunks, splinters, and weevils.


Wild Rumpus is perfectly suited for four guests to enjoy her luxurious cabins with en suite heads for complete comfort and privacy. By utilizing the spacious saloon table, which converts into a queen-sized bed, she can accomodate up to six passengers total. 

Every cabin features memory foam mattresses, air conditioning, a full electric head, separate shower, opening hatches for ventilation, and outstanding views. Every room also has outlets for charging your portable electronic devices. 



The saloon, much like a living room and kitchen in an apartment, is the indoor social center of Wild Rumpus. Offering a dining table, generous seating, and a gourmet kitchen, guests will feel at home here. In the evening, the saloon table can be converted to a queen-sized bed.

Yes, that is a porthole in the saloon floor for viewing the sea and its creatures below!


The cockpit, which is the open area at the stern, is comfortable and inviting. Seating, another dining table, lounges, a day bed, a wet bar, and grill make this space a perfect gathering and relaxation spot. The outdoor fresh water shower features a rain shower head for your post salt-water swim in the beautiful anchorages that you will visit during your adventure.

The cockpit includes a daybed for those who prefer napping or sleeping outdoors.


At the bow is yet more seating and two trampolines (the netted area over the water) that are comfortable and offer great ventilation. The bow trampolines are wonderful for sunbathing, reading, and napping while anchored or underway.

The two bow seats provide fun and exciting thrones from which to survey the open sea while underway. There is no better spot for dolphin-watching!


  • Length Overall:  53'
  • Length at waterline: 50'
  • Beam (width):  26'
  • Draft: 4'4"
  • Displacement: 40,000 lbs


  • Mainsail: 1130 sf
  • Jib: 420 sf
  • Genoa: 721 sf
  • Code 65 Symmetrical Spinaker: 1400 sf

All bookings and questions about chartering Wild Rumpus are managed by Scott and his crew. Do you have questions about chartering Wild Rumpus in the Virgin Islands anytime November through May? Please contact the crew via the Wild Rumpus Sailing website

Meet Your Crew

Hailing from San Francisco Bay, the crew of Wild Rumpus are licensed captains, intimately knowledgeable of the boat, and experienced sailing among the Virgin Islands. 




Scott is the owner of Wild Rumpus and a Modern Sailing instructor. Stacey and Eric will be your friendly and capable hosts for charters November through April. They are eager to share their love of sailing - especially their love of Caribbean cruising - with you!

To learn more about Stacey, Eric, and Scott, visit the Crew Biographies page on the Wild Rumpus Sailing website. 

Services, Pricing, and Availability


Aboard Wild Rumpus, your crew will meet your every need and your involvement in the sailing activities is up to you. This is a full-service, fully provisioned trip, including food and alcohol.

Airfare to the Virgin Islands, ferries, taxis, dining ashore at restaurants, and services arranged with third-party providers (such as dive shops and tour guides) are not included in the price.


  • Regular Rates = $20,000 per week (7 days, 6 nights)
  • Modern Sailing Clients* VIP Rate = $19,000 per week
  • Modern Sailing Clients* VIP Early Booking Rate = $18,000 (book by September 15, 2023)

*A "Modern Sailing client" is defined for this purpose as anyone who discovered Wild Rumpus Charters by means of this webpage, a Modern Sailing team member or customer, our email newsletter, or Modern Sailing social media post(s). 


Check the Google Calendar to see if Wild Rumpus is available on your preferred dates. If you see dates blocked with "Virgin Islands Charter Availability" followed by a price, the boat is available for you. 

How does a Wild Rumpus charter differ from a Modern Sailing Global Destinations Flotilla?

A Wild Rumpus charter is a luxury all-inclusive experience that differs in a few ways from a Modern Sailing Global Destinations flotilla.

  • Choice of companions/guests. On a Wild Rumpus charter, you decide who will share the boat with you. On a Global Destinations flotilla, participants purchase a cabin and do not have full control over who will be in the other cabins.
  • Custom itinerary. On Global Destinations flotillas, the weather and the captains ultimately decide the trip itinerary. On Wild Rumpus, you have a lot more say over where and when you will go and what you will do when you get there. Your captain's first job is to keep you and the boat safe, then to provide you with a personalized itinerary that includes your preferred destinations and experiences. Rest and relax as much or as little as you want.
  • Personalized service. The Wild Rumpus crew is available to meet your every need. Snacks, meals, and beverages aboard are prepared for you while you enjoy adventuring or relaxing. This is a different level of service from Modern Sailing's Global Destinations flotillas, in which participants act as crew members cooperating together in the sailing, cooking, and cleaning activities.  

Wild Rumpus Charter Testimonials

"I just returned from a delightful week on Wild Rumpus exploring St. Thomas and St. John. I grew up visiting the Virgin Islands, as my father had a sailboat there, and I’ve always said Caribbean sailing trips are my favorite kind of vacation.  But never have I explored them with this much comfort and with a team that took the level of care that the crew of Wild Rumpus offered our family. Wild Rumpus is an exceptional vacation choice: The custom nature of the itinerary, the professionalism of the crew, the luxury of the accommodations (an actually comfortable bed! A spacious master suite! A washer and dryer on board! Plenty of places to recline with a book or an island cocktail!) 

"Whatever you need, the crew will design the trip to maximize your family or friends’ time together. What this means in practice is that you end up with more quality time with the people you vacation with.  That meant more time connecting with my daughter, my husband, and my good friend. With meals, cleaning, and plans taken care of, I was able to relax in a way that I haven’t in years! I came back home refreshed, full of great memories of beautiful views, sea turtles, sand castles, expansive starry skies, and laughter. Thank you Wild Rumpus!" ~ Elizabeth H.

"Just came back from one of the most magical and peaceful weeks of my life sailing around St John in the US Virgin Islands. Days filled with swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP’ing, reading, delicious food, amazing people, and frozen drinks really does wonders for the soul, not to mention the star gazing and fish jumping that happen at night. I feel truly blessed and grateful - thank you for a fantastic week. Long live Wild Rumpus!" - Emilie R.

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  • Alisa Driscoll, Dual Site Member

    Here are some snaps of Our Saturday, August 20, 2022 Modern Sailing Expedition with Captain Robert Bivin, who was outstanding. Please convey photos and thanks to him. He is an outstanding individual, leader and sailing instructor. His knowledge and experience made us all feel safe and our Farallones Day Trip educational and just amazing. 

    Alisa Driscoll
  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • Andrew Goble, San Francisco

    It has been wonderful sailing with MSC over the years. Please extend my thanks to the owners, management, and staff for unrequited professionalism and high standards in a charter fleet. I have sailed with several in my years and none nearly hold a candle to the quality of business and staff at Modern Sailing.

    Andrew Goble and Crew

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