About Rumbaba

Rumbaba has been sailing with guests in the USVI for over 12 years! If you are one of our many repeat guests, you may remember sailing with Captain Bobby or Captain Chad, both previous owner/captains. Rumbaba continues to maintain an excellent reputation and provide a truly unique and fun experience.


Our Crew

Melissa, Rumbaba ChartersMelissa

Owner, Captain, Mate

Melissa has been sailing the beautiful waters of the US and British Virgin Islands since 2010. A former chemistry teacher, her passion for learning and teaching comes through when she is on the water, sharing history, geology, marine biology, and anything else about her beloved island home, St. Thomas. She draws on her varied background in science, scuba diving, travel, and island life to make guests feel like they are home away from home on the ocean.

Alexander, Rumbaba Charters

Captain, Safety Officer, Grill Master

Captain Alexander joins Rumbaba’s crew with years of experience on traditional tall ships and racing sailboats. His stories of the high seas, local history, and expert grilling skills will make your day great!

Chad, Rumbaba ChartersChad

Relief Captain, Previous Owner

Captain Chad has been on and around the water his entire life and visiting or living in the Virgin Islands since the 1990s. Captain Chad loves to share his experience and passion for sailing, the ocean, and the marine environment. Whenever Captain Chad gets back down to St. Thomas, we invite him to sail with us aboard Rumbaba, just like old times!

Join Rumbaba Charters for an unforgettable St. Thomas day sail full of fun and adventure. Our sailing excursions offer breathtaking views, world-class snorkeling, and delicious food. Rumbaba will be the highlight of your trip to the US Virgin Islands!