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Private Sailing Yacht With Skipper SPECIAL OFFFER!

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms With A Different View Every Day

REDUCED REMAINING WEEKS was £3500 now £3200

Come and experience the wonderful beauty of the Ionian islands on a private sailing yacht with your very own skipper. No sailing experience is necessary. If you want to learn to sail this is a great opportunity.

Every morning wake up to a different view in one of the many tranquil bays or picturesque harbour's that the Ionian has to offer.

This owners version yacht is 49feet/15 meter sailing boat. The accommodation is luxurious and spacious and very comfortable. There is plenty of room to relax and dine above or below decks.

If you are looking for a special holiday whether it be adventure, activity, romantic, fun, relaxing, or all five combined, sailing yacht Shanti will definitely be the choice for you.

More Details

Mal Stockton
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mal Stockton

Mal is the owner/skipper of the yacht. You will be in safe hands as for many years Malcolm has worked as a professional sailor on large private, charter and racing yachts. A job that has taken him all over the world and gained him a wealth of knowledge in the sailing and hospitality industry. Early on in his career Malcolm worked as a sailing instructor at 'Plas Menai' the national water-sports centre in Wales. He is always happy to teach sailing and pass on his experience during your time on the yacht. A friendly and relaxed host with excellent knowledge of the Ionian islands and who has many local friends, you will be sure to have a memorable time on this beautiful yacht.

Mal Stockton purchased this yacht in 2012


Sami Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are two bathrooms on the yacht, the first is en-suite in the master cabin. The second is shared by the second double and captain. Both cabins have wash basin, toilet and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master cabin is very spacious and has lots of storage space. The second cabin is also a double. For a charter boat of her size the cabins are very spacious as 'Shanti' is the owners version, so has fewer but larger cabin space.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This holiday is a chance to experience life aboard a luxury yacht with your very own captain to show you the beautiful Ionian islands.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have just had the most amazing week aboard Shanti. She is a beautiful yacht; spacious, comfortable and immaculately maintained. From the first moment we met Malcolm we were made to feel welcome and his passion to ensure that we had the best holiday doing what we wanted to do, made for a truly brilliant sailing and holiday experience. His extensive sailing ability made us feel in very safe hands and his knowledge of the local coastline meant we visited some beautiful bays where we anchored and swam in crystal clear water.

Highlights were tacking along the Meganisi Straights and effortlessly making us work well as a team(!), diving off the front of the boat, sharing a meal in the evening at anchor, waking up in a deserted little bay and when we were becalmed, cutting the engine and swimming from the boat in the middle of the sea......we could go on!

Thank you so much Malcolm for a truly memorable holiday.

Super Shanti!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best holiday ever - Bing Bang Bong!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 11 year old son and his best friend have just had the most wonderful week onboard Shanti, sailing across the Ionian Islands. It is by far the best way of experiencing Greece when the weather is hot - feeling free, pushing out to the sea with the cooling winds and stopping for a swim and snorkel in pristine coves in various islands. Some nights we moored at the peer and ate in local restaurants (with wifi for the boys!) and others we anchored out in picturesque coves and cooked on the boat.

Shanti was by far the most beautiful boat in the harbour and manoeuvred superbly by our world class skipper, Malcolm. He is a perfect guide to the area and let us all get involved in making Shanti fly, a great adrenaline rush for us novices whilst knowing that Malcolm would keep us safe. The boys had a great time driving the boat, tacking and tying lots and lots of knots, and when they got bored of sailing they would build dens in their cabin. In the evenings they loved the swimming, fishing, snorkelling, paddle boarding and just generally messing about outdoors.

Shanti is super comfortable and spacious and everything is in perfect condition. We slept so well in our cabin, soothed by the creeks of the boom and water lapping against the boat. There was ample space below and on the deck for us all and we gelled well as a group, chatting and listening to music or just dreaming in the magical blueness of it all.

We would advise booking enough time, not even seven days feels sufficient. Be warned, once you are on Shanti you will never want to leave! Thank you so much Malcolm for looking after us, we will definitely be back! Bing bang bong!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ionian Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our Fabulous "Shanti" Holiday having had the happiest of holidays. My husband and I and our two teenagers loved the adventure, all made possible by Malcolm our amazing skipper. The boat was immaculate, comfortable, stylish, gave us a wonderful sailing experience and was by far the most beautiful boat in the harbour! We swam off the boat every morning, snorkelling and admiring the lovely sea life and unspoilt views of the stunning Ionian islands and then headed out into the wider sea for some thrilling sailing every afternoon. Malcolm was a great guide for the area - a font of knowledge on the best places to moor, eat, drink, shop, sail and generally have a great time. He was also a brilliant sailor and a really fun person and we all learnt a huge amount in the short week we were on board Shanti with his gentle guidance and encouragement with lots of laughs along the way. Thank you Malcolm for such a special holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words, it was a wonderful week sailing and a complete pleasure having you all on board. Keep sailing guy's!! Best wishes, Malcolm
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Our best family vacation, ever.

  • 5 of 5

We have spent the most amazing week on board S/Y Shanti with Malcolm. It was a first real sailing trip for my wife and son (8 y.o.) and they absolutely loved it.

Shanti is very spacious and comfortable fast cruiser with all the modern amenities - the stay was really comfortable in terms of having living space, large cockpit area, well-equipped galley, etc. However, the boat alone does not make the experience so special - Malcolm does.

Malcolm is a very professional host and skipper. He handles the boat with grace and always in a safe and considerate manner. As guests, we discussed our route and multiple options every evening and in the morning, Malcolm knows the area really well and can always suggest a harbour, restaurant or an anchorage. Small things, like ability to call a restaurant owner at noon and reserve marina space for dinner made the whole experience very relaxing.

The Ioninan itself is a perfect spot for such a vacation - lots of islands and harbours in close proximity of each other, with beautiful, clear water.

We will be back next year :)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Shanti was a great sailing boat loved and cared for by mal the owner/skipper. To which he extended that attention and care to ensuring we got what we wanted out of our week. He taught us a great deal about sailing and shared some amazing experiences- a true genuine man. Would recommend hiring shanti and mal for your sailing experience, whether you are novices (like us) or more experienced sailors and want to experience a beautiful sailing boat - surpasses any experience you will get with a mainstream sailing holiday company. We are hooked see you soon!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Shanti, Shanti'

  • 5 of 5

We (parents and fourteen year old son) spent five days in the middle of August on Shanti, a beautiful 50 foot sailing yacht. We were looking for something more than a villa with a pool and were able to slot our time on board in the middle of our two week holiday to Kefalonia.

As complete novice sailors we did not know what to expect but it turned out to be a great first sailing experience for us, enhanced by our brilliant skipper, Malcolm. As well as learning some basic sailing skills we had a very relaxing time, saw some beautiful places and enjoyed many laughs along the way. From the moment we stepped onto Shanti Malcolm ensured that we felt at home with his relaxed yet fully professional approach. The cabin space on board is a good size with comfy beds and well equipped cooking facilities including a large fridge for nice cool drinks on board. We also had the opportunity to sample local dishes along the way at various tavernas which were all great value.

We came away feeling that our five days on board (Malcolm had advised booking for longer!) was a little too short and a full week would have been better to do everything we wanted to. Nevertheless we managed to visit three other islands during our time and found this a great way to explore the area. Highlights, particularly for our son, were diving from the bow of Shanti into the crystal clear waters, snorkeling (especially the sunken airplane!) and of course taking the helm of Shanti!

We would thoroughly recommend a trip on Shanti and hope to repeat the experience again ourselves.

Bravo Malcolm!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, Jessica and Jasper, It was a pleasure to meet and sail with you all. We did have alot of fun in those five days!! It would be lovely to see you again next year, we're going to extend our routes up to Corfu so we would have loads more places to explore... Many,many thanks for your kind words, Malcolm.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres

During your stay on the yacht there are many beautiful and interesting places to see and visit. We will cruise between Kefalonia, Ithaca, Meganisi, Lefkada, Skorpio and other islands in the area. Each island is full of its own history and natural beauty. As you sail between islands you will be constantly amazed by the incredible beauty of the Ionian that can only be fully appreciated from the sea. Anchor off in small bays and swim or snorkel in crystal clear turquoise water, explore some of the secluded beaches only accessible by boat. Look out for the wildlife en route dolphins and sea turtles are often spotted in these waters. We use 2 different bases to pickup and drop off, Sami on Kefalonia and Nidri on Lefkada. To find out where the yacht will be for your chosen week please enquire

Suggested itinerary

Day 1 Meet the Yacht in the pretty harbour town of Sami on Kefalonia or Nidri on Lefkada.

Day 2 Sail to the island of Ithaca, anchor for a swim and lunch. Then off to the beautiful town of Vathi stern too for the night. Fabulous shopping and great restaurants.

Day 3 Sail to the island of Meganisi, visit the amazing caves or anchor in one of the secluded bays, then to Spartochori for the evening. You can take an evening stroll to the pretty village of Spartochori or just relax on the yacht in the marina.

Day 4 Have lunch anchored off the island of Skorpio, this beautiful island is owned by the Onassis family. Then sail down to pretty harbour of Sivota for the evening.

Day 5 Sail to the bustling harbour of Kioni on the island of Ithaca. Kioni has great artisan shopping and lovely seafood restaurants.

Day 6 Head up to the beautiful harbour of Fiskardo on the northern tip of Kefalonia, this is a magical town.

Day 7 Sail south stopping for lunch and a swim and then back to either SAmi in Kefalonia or Nidri in Lefkada

This is only a suggested itinerary. We can pace the holiday to your own requirements, We can also arrange other activities during your holiday including diving, horse riding, kite surfing or car hire for a trip around any of the islands.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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