ANAHITA GUESTS COMMENTS

CROATIA 2017
Thank you for a fantastic journey that allowed us to discover the magic islands of the Dalmatia which we did not know at all. It was a wonderful introduction that will take us further along these routes.
Wishing you great winds and much success,

Agath Heilmann
Charter Croatia July 2016
Dear Bijan,

We feel blessed to have been a part of the Anahita family these paste 8 days--It seems much shorter yet much longer too. You too are an amazing team- talented, gracious and kind. Thank you for hosting us, and for all your wonderful care. We thoroughly enjoyed the time together, you made everything a pleasure. We hope to see you again in the Caribbean.

Jimmy, Susan, Andrew Jamie and Matthew. Barge.

Los Angeles Croatia

It was a very peaceful and relaxing trip along the coast of Croatia with gorgeous views. Andrew
Croatia Charter
Dear Bijan and Roseanne:

We feel so blessed that we were sailing on your beautiful Anahita for our first trip to Croatia with the Riverside Yacht Club. Anahita sails as well as any boat we have ever sailed on, and Roseanne Spoiled us with delicious meals and appetizers. Thank you for sending us home with one of your recipes! Bijan, thank you for showing us so many beautiful places, and for sharing your special rum. Thank you for your beautiful hospitality and graciousness. Anahita is a lovely place to be. The meals, the wine and the rum were all spectacular. Thank you for making this a very special vacation with wonderful memories to carry home with.

All the very best,

Mitzi, Ellen, and Bob.
April 3 8, 2014, Family of 4, St. Vincent to Union
Dear Roseanne & Bijan:
Thank you so much for an unforgettable holiday, sharing your home making it ours for our short stay. This holiday has been very special making milestones and a holiday we have wanted to do for a long time!
Roseanne you are an amazing hostess and cook. Loved it all! Bijan, we thank you for going to Petit Tabac, Always look for, "Life's first". You are a very special sailor. Thank you ! for making our first sailing trip very special.
Cheers and many more years of happy sailing. Hope to see you again.
Troy, Lori, & Nolan

I will always remember my first sailing holiday. Now I know for sure what I want to do when I grow older.
Thanks Bijan & Roseanne.
Erin
28 Dec 2013 4 Jan 2014, BVI, family of 6 from North Carolina
Dear Bijan and Roseanne,

Thank you for a fabulous week in the BVI's. Your hospitality and attention to us was very special.
In planning this trip, we paid particular attention to the captain and crew, in hopes that we would all be very compatible and friendly. You both made this trip so warm and wonderful for us.
Roseanne, I never dreamed the food would be anything like the continuous superb meals in all of my travels. I have never had three fantastic meals plus snacks for seven days. Thanks.

Bijan and Roseanne, This was the first sailing trip for my daughter Alex, my niece Laura, my sweetie Brian and myself, and you two made it a spectacular first! It was wonderful to hear all about your travels and adventures. Your knowledge about the BVI's was so helpful in knowing lots of fun places for snorkeling and tubing. You two are such kind and gracious hosts and you made us feel special from the first minute we met.
Roseanne, every fabulous meal and special snack were beyond what we expected. (Alex certainly appreciated your PB&J sandwiches!)
I will eagerly recommend you and Anahita to anyone I know who is looking to charter a boat.
With thanks and gratitude,
Caroline

Bijan & Roseanne, Thank you for the best vacation! I have always wanted to try sailing and I loved it! Bijan- thank you for teaching me how to sail! Roseanne, you are wonderful and your food was so good! We had so much fun with both of you dancing at Foxy's and playing games on the boat.
Don't be surprised if you find a stowaway! I don't want to leave! Thank you both for everything.
Love, Laura

Dear Bijan and Roseanne,

I am so blessed to have met you both! You are both such amazing and kind people! I had a wonderful trip and do not want to go home. Thank you for your hospitality and generosity, it didn't go unnoticed. I will surely recommend you to anyone looking for a fabulous sailing trip!

Bijan - thank you for working so hard to make our trip as enjoyable as possible.
I will miss you Roseanne - You have such a kind and gentle spirit and I will miss your beautiful smile. I hope you have many more fabulous trips to come! Thank you both for everything. I will never forget you! Keep in touch!
Alex
TransAtlantic Crossings
I've had the pleasure of crewing for Bjian Kalantari twice, (on) both Trans-Atlantic crossings in 2009. Rosanne (the chef) is an amazing person, (Bijan) a gracious host and their operation is top notch. The vessel is pristine, fast and very comfortable. Bijan's skills as a captain are excellent and I would highly recommend Anahita for your next trip, you will not be disappointed. Keep up the good work Bijan, nice job.

Bill Murray
Montenegro and Croatia
19th - 26th August 2013

Thank you very much both Bijan and Roseanne for a wonderful week on Anahjita. In spite of the fact that the wind was not much in our favor, she was a lovely boat to sail and we enjoyed exploring the different islands- and particularly our favorite spot on Mljet. Lots of brilliant snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and climbing, (and cliff jumping). for boys. We were looked after brilliantly by you both, so we had a lovely relaxing time, Roseanne particularly- thank you for endless delicious meals and all your slaving over a hot stove while we were having fun.
A brilliant, memorable and relaxing week!
With many thanks from the Collins family.
Honeymoon 30 July - 6 August, 2013 Montenegro to Croatia
Dear Bijan and Roseanne:

Thank you both so much for an incredible honey moon! It was fun, relaxing and romantic. Bijan your choice of islands was perfect for us- We specially liked Lopud and Sipan. Roseanne. we couldn't have asked for better food, and will definitely be contacting you for some recipes! In planning our future vacations, we will definitely keep Anahita in mind. Or perhaps one day we will sail with you in our own boat, since both of us have been inspired to take up sailing.

All the best in your travels!

Olivia and Brian
June 2013 Amalfi coast
June 12-19, 2013

Dear Bijan and Roseanne;

This has been a trip of a lifetime. Your generosity has made us feel at home. We are so grateful that you have welcomed us into your home. We can't imagine seeing the Amalfi Coast any other way, and we hope to see you again on another cruise in another part of the world. The food has been absolutely incredible. I can't imagine the work that goes into hosting us. we have felt completely spoiled.

Safe Sailing,
Jodi, Steve; Shara & Tim
Easter 2013
Easter 2013- March 31st St. Thomas

Bijan & Roseanne

We want to thank you for another wonderful week of sailing, dining and enjoyment in the USVI and BVI. Your ability to make, "Your boat", into, "Our boat" makes sailing with you a completely enjoyable and memorable experience. No one does it better! And of course the food was gourmet level as we sailed-how-do-you-do it? You are both wonderful people that we very much appreciate having the opportunity to know and to sail (with). We wish you a safe crossing next month and look forward to sailing again.

Warm regards,
Ted & Kristen


Bijan:

Thanks to you and Rosanne for another great week of sailing and good adventure. You both have just the right touch for making guests feel welcome aboard, and for allowing them to enjoy the wonderful space of Anahita. Roseanne's meals were again worthy of a fine restaurant in Manhattan, and your sailing skills were on good display during the brief squall through which we sailed on our way to West End.

Best regards,

Ted
Fantastic Trip! BVI 2012
January 5, 2013 BVI
Thank you for a fantastic trip! You were the perfect host and our vacation couldnt have been better. We had good weather, nice winds and fun activities every day. We have fun stories from the entire trip.
The food was some of the best that we have had. We were amazed every night by what came up from the galley.
Thank you for yoiur attention to every detail. We will remember you both and hope to see you soon!
Bob, Sharon, Katie & Emily
Christmas 2012
December 27, 2012 BVI

Thank you for a wonderful trip. the food was excellent, the sailing inspiring, and the care and attention Bijan and Roseanne showed to me and my family was heart-warming. Look forward to our next trip!!

Ian Hague- Matilda and Babeth
February 2012
February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the charter. The crew was fabulous helpful, friendly, accommodating and particularly kind to our 8 year old granddaughter.

The yacht was spotless, comfortable and well maintained. The meals were excellent (both in) quality and presentation.

We would absolutely charter this yacht again . . . really cant think of anything we would change about this trip. Bijan and Roseanne were excellent companions and worked very hard to provide us with the best possible experience.
Bodrum, Turkey
July 31, 2012

Venice, Italy to Bodrum, Turkey

Dear Bijan & Roseanne

Thank you so much for taking us on this adventure of a lifetime! We are so grateful that you took us on to your Anahita home, and made us feel so welcome.

We will always remember the art of the way SPOTS you found for us to play in, the relaxing evenings having dinner on board and the many trips back and forth to shore at odd hours on the tender.

This is probably our last family trip together now that Nellie is moving on, and we couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. It is the end of an era for us, but also a new beginning.

Thank you again for making it so special.

Love, your friends,
Lucy and Chuck
Atlantic Crossing
May 25, 2012
Gibraltar

Dear Bijan and Roseanne: We just finished our wonderful Atlantic crossing. We couldn't have found a better boat, better captain or better chef for this wonderful experience of our lives. Thank you very much for your continued attention during the entire trip. See you in Guatemala, Rene

My dear friends Bijan and Roseanne, (The best of the best!). What comes from the bottom of my heart can be said in a few words: thank you so much for this wonderful Atlantic crossing!! Thank you for your hospitality, the excellent food, and all your concern to make this trip an unforgettable adventure!! Don't forget, "Music is the power of life".!! Patricia
DEC. 31, 2011:

This has been a sailing vacation for the record books. We have never had as much fun as we did with the two of you. Rail down, big waves.

The food was perfect, the menu fresh and copious, and the company outstanding.

We will be back.

Thank you

John and Cheryl
In Grenada
March 14, 2007:

A honeymoon we will never forget! Perfect amount of adventure, relaxing, and some of the most amazing snorkeling and water we have seen. Sandy Island,(Carriacou), was a true paradise.

Bijan, you were an amazing host/captain from beginning to end make a terrific rum punch.

Barbara we enjoyed every meal you prepared, as we were totally spoiled for the whole four days.

Thank you both. The wonderful honeymoon will always be in our memory.

Mike and Kristy
The sailing was great
Appolo and I have just spent the last week abord S/Y Anahita. We did some water skiing and snorkling. The sailboat performed very well under many different points of sailing.
We did two of our favorite hikes, one on Peter Island, and the other on Virgin Gorda.
The crew Captain Bijan, and cook Carmen were delightful and extremely pleasant. They worked very hard to satisfy our every whim. But when all was said and done we will miss them both. We truly hope that our paths will cross again.
An extremely delightful week, with a fabulous picnic on the beach on Anegada, and return to Sandy Spite Island with it's idyllic palm tree.
Wishing the both of you good winds,
Truly yours,
Taylor and Appolo
Thanks for a wonderful trip
We had a great time sailing, snorkling, and discovering the Baths and other islands. These are memories that we will keep for a lifetime.

Elian,
Fred and the kids
Virgin Islands
Dear Bijan and Judy:

What a fabulous week! From gourmet meals to an array of fascinating activities with wonderful libations intertwined; it has been perfect.

Thank you Bijan and Judy for creating our memorable family vacation.

Much love,
Chattanooga, Tennessee
British Virgin Islands
Couldn't have been a better week for us; many many thanks. Sailing, swimming, snorkeling, donut,(Blaster), for the kids, and a very relaxing atmosphere. Excellent food rounded it off perfectly. Roll on next year! Lucien

Thank you very much for a fabulous week. A perfect way to turn 40. the whole family had a perfect holiday. I loved Anegada- the coral island- perfect white sand beech. We played shipwrecked pirates. A holiday in paradise. We will be back. thank you. Lucy

We have had a great time on Anahita. I have really enjoyed all of the activities. I liked the food. I have improved my water skiing a lot. I loved snorkeling at the choral reefs.
Amber Age 11

Thank you for a lovely holiday in the Caribbean. I have improved a lot on my water sports. I specially liked the water sports the most.
Thomas Age 8

I specially liked water skiing, and donuting and snorkeling.
Sebby age 7
Maine Charter in August 2007
Dear Bijan:
Sorry to be so slow getting back to you. I am still dreaming of the trip.
I think there could not be a better place to sail in August than Maine. Perfect cool weather, especially if one comes from a hot place, wonderful little harbors, both inhabited and not,
pefect scenery and great water for sailing. We could have used a little more wind, but certainly had some good ones, and hey, you take what you get in that department. Anahita was a great boat to make the trip on -- lots of sun, protection from the rain and wind if you want it, and great comfort, yet a boat capable of handling anything. When friends ask where I was, they are all terribly envious. I'd go again in a minute!
Best regards to you -- I hope the two week trip is as successful as ours was.

Al
Publisher
The American Spectator
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7 September 2007

To: Bijan Judy and Fran,

I enjoyed enormously a 2 weeks' cruise with you all. Going to Roque Island was a unique experience, a highlight amongst others. Friendship forged while sailing is like discovering the truth that friendship may endure.
May your future have fair winds and calm seas.
Sincerely,
Elihu YOrk MD
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Dear Bijan,

I enjoyed cruising along the Maine coast with you aboard S/Y Anahita. The boat is well balanced and sails well on all points. Going well to windward particularly is the test of a sailing vessel.
May you have fair winds and gentle seas.

El York, (Elihu YOrk MD)
Captain, US Naval Reserve, retired, (1963-1988)
July 2008- French Riviera
Thank you very much for a great time. This has definitely been the highlight of our vacation.

We have created so many memories these past week. It was great we were able to share one of the most important moments of our lives- our engagement-
with you.

Thanks again, and maybe one day we will meet again.

Jan & Josh
January 2009- Grenadines to Grenada
Dear Bijan & Roseanne:

We had a blast on our second charter with you! Thank you for all the special places you showed us: Like Tobago Cay's, Palm Island, Sandy Island, in Carriacou, and Saline Bay, (Amazing sunset).

We loved being on the open seas on Anahita. What a fortunate opportunity to have been able to sail with you on this lovely trip.

We loved the Grenadines more than the BVI's in that the weather was so much warmer, the water bluer, and the islands much greener.

Leslie, Rick, Michael and I are grateful to know you.

Love,
Kathleen, NYC
Sept. 8-18 NYYC Cruise- Amalfi Coast, Italy
Bijan & Roseanne:

What a wonderful 10 days! We had everything from storm to sun. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and excellent cuisine.

We had some great adventure, and I look forward to cruising with you again. It has been a pleasure getting to know you both.

Fondly,
Sandra

Thank you for a marvelous charter aboard Anahita! We have enjoyed your hospitality and companionship. I have many great memories that will return to the States with me. Would love to see you in Newport.

Many thanks,
Betsy DeBlois Yale

We thoroughly enjoyed out cruising time with you. Your boat is lovely. We had a wonderful vacation.

Fair winds. Your friend,

Robbie Benjamin
May 2 - June 1, Antigua to Horta, Azores to Gibraltar
It is fair to say that- Having only sailed in the Mediterranean, and never in "Proper" oceans- I was somewhat worried regards crossing the Atlantic, my journey into the un known! I needn't have worried: From the moment I stepped aboard I felt at ease and very much enjoyed the crossing.

So many things for making it so easy: Well hosted!!

Best wishes to you both for much happiness together, kind seas and fair winds.,

If you ever find your way to York make sure you look me up.

Bruce,
York, England
January 30, 2011 St. Kitts
Dear Bijan and Roseanne:

Our fourth trip in four years. We have sailed the West Indies with you from Petite St. Vincent to St. Martin, ( And of course a lovely sejour along the coast of Maine).
This trip from St. Martin to St. Barth, Statius, Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis was magnified from the truly remarkable gourmet kitchen commanded by Roseanne to the superb sailing under Bijans guiding eye.
No detail was too small, no kindness overlooked. Your hospitality is without peer.
We all have had a wonderful rested week.

Warmest best wishes,
Stef and Lezlee - Al and Audrey
March 13-20 2010 USVI-BVI
Bijan and Roseanne:

We have greatly enjoyed a memorable week of sailing and good companionship: so much better than either a cruise line or a resort!

Great sailing with superior seamanship, and great cuisine at the table with gourmet surprises everyday. We look forward to sailing with you both at a future date to explore new places and renew our new friendship.

With warmest personal regards,

Ted and Kirstin
August 2012 - Venice to Bodrum Charter
Thank you so much for taking us on this adventure of a lifetime! We are so grateful that you took us
on to your ANAHITA home, and made us feel so welcome.

We will always remember the art of the way SPOTS you found for us to play in, the relaxing evenings
having dinner on board and the many trips back and forth to shore at odd hours on the tender.

This is probably our last family trip together now that (our daughter) is moving on, and we couldn't be more pleased
with how it turned out. It is the end of an era for us but also a new beginning.

Thank you again for making it so special!

Love,your friends,
Lucy and Chuck