Sean Kampfer

Nationality: American

Born and raised on Long Island NY, Captain Sean joined the boating scene at a young age. Beginning with his parent’s boats and restoring an old sailing boat of his own he eventually began running water taxis and mid-size passenger vessels to the city.

Falling hard for yachting one summer after joining a busy charter yacht in New England he has not looked back. Sean is a hands-on captain who takes great pride in any vessel or program he runs.

He is guest satisfaction oriented and aims to make your time aboard TAIL LIGHTS a fantastic and memorable one! Sean is a licensed pilot and in his spare time you might find him sailing, flying, snowboarding, golfing, and spending plenty of time at the beach.



Bobby Childs

Nationality: American

Chef Bobby Childs graduated  from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley where he spent 5 years developing his skills before joining yachts.

Bobby has worked in yachting for 10 years and during that time has traveled all over the world.

During Bobby’s years of experience working on Yachts he has gained knowledge of local provisioning & availability of produce which has become invaluable in helping to offer inspirational dining experiences to meet a wide range of dietary requirements.

In his off time he enjoys going to the gym, being an uncle, camping, and pretty much anything outdoors. He hopes to one days have his own cooking show on the food network.

Chef Bobby is exited to share his culinary creations with the TAIL LIGHTS charter guests and crew.

Chief Stewardess

Michelle Horton

Nationality: American

Michelle was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She moved to Santa Barbara where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Santa Barbara. Michelle worked a full-time serving job at the Ritz Carlton, Bacara, where she found her passion for exceeding guest expectations and enjoyed meeting people from all around the world.

After graduation, she moved to San Francisco to start her career at UBS as a Client Service Associate. After 2 years, Michelle decided to pursue her dream working in the yachting industry. She packed her life in a 90 pound suitcase, booked a one-way flight to Florida and never looked back.

Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking, exercising and anything water-related. She loves the beach, so that is where she can be found in her spare time. Michelle’s bubbly and outgoing personality, combined with her passion for hospitality makes her a very valuable crew member on board TAIL LIGHTS!


Shane Boyle

Nationality: American

Born in New Jersey as well as  the west coast of Florida, Shane learned to love the water and watersports at a young age. In his spare time he enjoys kiteboarding and free diving as well as scuba diving.

He began his career in yachting operating tenders for guest excursions. Over his three years in yachting he has helped guests to explore unique locations, and embark upon once in a lifetime experiences. Fishing is also one of his favorite excursions to go on with guests, he knows all the great spots.

He currently holds has his 100 Ton Master & 200 Ton Mate license.

Shane is great at teaching any water-sport that the guests want to experience and is looking forward to adding an element of excitement to your journey aboard TAIL LIGHTS.


Kenzie Robinson

Nationality: American

Born and raised in Ohio, yachting wasn’t always on Kenzie’s radar, but after completing a business degree at OSU and spending some time in the corporate world, she knew she wanted something different.

Her love of travel and zest for life introduced her to the industry, and the amazing people she’s met and experiences she’s had along the way have fueled her excitement for this world and dedication to sharing it with others.

Kenzie loves being outdoors and is always ready for the next adventure. She enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, good food, and good books and is always picking up new hobbies. As part of TAIL LIGHTS wonderful crew, she looks forward to providing a fun and memorable experience for all guests onboard.

2nd Stewardess

Paloma Estrada

Nationality: American

Paloma grew up in sunny San Diego.  She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating she made her way up to San Francisco for two years to try out the corporate lifestyle. She realized that the office environment wasn’t her, and she packed up her things and moved to sunny Fort Lauderdale.

Since joining yachting, Paloma has completed charters in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Alaska. She has learned to cultivate exceptional service and experiences for all guests. One of her main passions onboard is being able to let her creative side show by designing beautiful table settings and décor along with unique flower arrangements. Paloma loves to paint, draw, swim, hike and explore the outdoors. She’s excited to make your experience on TAIL LIGHTS the most memorable it can be! (Fun fact: Paloma and Michelle have been best friends since college :))