Interesting places to visit on a yacht, present in the plots of cult films
Denis Korablev
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Interesting places to visit on a yacht, present in the plots of cult films

In the plot of many films, the main characters ride yachts, travel to warm countries, and these episodes are associated with romance or the fight against evil and embody the fantasies of directors. In this regard, many have doubts whether the places captured on the films exist in reality or whether the scenery was used. Natural scenery used by on-site film crews in scenic locations on the planet is usually preferable. In this article 2yachts offers you locations that served as locations for filming cult films, and to which, if you wish, you can get by yacht.

Marshall Point Lighthouse

The lighthouse is famous for filming one of the scenes of the film about Forrest Gump - in this episode, the main character runs along a long wooden bridge to the lighthouse. The small Marshall Point lighthouse is located in the US state of Maine, in the vicinity of the fishing village of Port Clyde. Also there is a small museum dedicated to the filming of the epic Forrest Gump. Today, the lighthouse is fully automated and listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Maine's coastal area is home to over 4,000 islands and a coastline of more than 5,000 km, making it the perfect place for memorable water voyages. The most suitable period to visit this region is August and September.

Skellig Michael

On the rugged rocky island of Skellig Michael, located 15 kilometers southwest of Ireland, one of the Star Wars episodes was filmed.

In keeping with the plot of the fantasy film Star Wars, the final scene was filmed on an island where the ruins of the 1st Jedi's temple are located. This place is in reality, but it is not surrounded by the aura of mysticism, as the filmmakers intended. Here is an old ruined monastery, built in the 6th century, in the vicinity of which archaeologists have found many artifacts of historical interest.

As a result, the island was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and requires careful treatment. In gratitude for issuing permission to film in these state-protected locations, the creators of the fantastic film made a significant donation to the Royal Society for the Rescue of Drowning People.

The approach to the ruins of the monastery is hampered by 600 steps of a stone staircase, the ascent is steep and, climbing it, you need to be careful. It must be said that the west coast of Ireland does not have relatively acceptable conditions for yachting, but true fans of the space movie Star Wars all the efforts spent on reaching Skellig Michael Island will not seem useless.

The ruins of the monastery are located not far from the pier where the tourist ships dock. In the 19th century, two lighthouses were built on the island at once, after which a small settlement was formed, in which the families of the caretakers lived.

Exuma, Bahamas

On one of the islands of the Exuma archipelago in the Bahamas, the James Bond film "Fireball" was filmed in 1965, in which Sean Connery played Agent 007.

The local nature is amazingly beautiful, the underwater world is especially attractive. The surroundings of the island are teeming with schools of colorful fish, the most beautiful coral reefs grow at the bottom, and underwater caves are very popular with beginners and experienced divers, the most famous of which is Thunderball Grotto. This is where the filming of the James Bond movie took place. There is a modern yacht club near this place, in the marina of which yachts up to 65 m in size can be accommodated.

Also, divers will note the beauty of the place called "Magic Cave" - this chain of underground grottoes and caves with a total length of more than 6.5 km goes further and further into the ocean. Here you can easily meet one of the world's celebrities. The small islands of Exuma have already acquired such famous faces as Johnny Depp, Eddie Murphy, Nicolas Cage and David Copperfield.

The Grotto Thunderball is one of the many places worth visiting when navigating in the footsteps of Agent 007. For example, there are also Bond Islands in Phang Nga Bay (Thailand), which serves as a taking an exciting sailing trip.

Sydney, Australia

In the vicinity of Australia's oldest and largest metropolis, The Great Gatsby was filmed. In 2013, the Australian coast near Sydney was chosen to showcase the atmosphere of late New York. Visiting Sydney, you will be able to see many places in this city and its surroundings, which became the backdrop for the production of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby".

So, fans of this film can recognize the outline of the magnificent Gatsby mansion in the exterior of St. Patrick's Seminary. Naturally, during the filming was not without improvements, for example, the building was surrounded by decorative ivy, and a fountain was placed in the courtyard. Note that the Sydney Marina in the central part of the city accepts megayachts up to 70 m in size.

Procida

According to the plot of the film "The Talented Mr. Ripley", the action takes place in the nonexistent resort of Mongibello, where the hero of the picture (played by British actor Jude Law) frivolously spends years of his life, spending time in jazz clubs and organizing dates on the yacht.

The magnificent landscapes in the background of the fictional resort of Italy in the film belong to the picturesque southern town of Procida located in the vicinity of Naples. Fans of this painting appreciated the colorful houses painted in different colors near the sea, old streets and lemon gardens, reckoned to the fictional town of Mongibello.

Trying to diversify your yachting trip, it is worth to include in the itinerary also the nearby Italian resorts on the islands of Ischia and Capri.

Phi Phi Le

In 2000, on the Thai island of Phi Phi Le, The Beach was filmed, in which the main character Richard (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) arrives in Thailand, where he is told about the existence a mysterious island, in search of which he goes together with friends.

Filming takes place against the backdrop of green hilly and mountainous terrain, and the mysterious island in this motion picture is Phi Phi Le - the second largest island in the archipelago.

This island has surrounded by steep cliffs, Ao Maya Beach, which is one of the most famous attractions in the nearby town of Phi Phi.

Monuriki

Monuriki Island in the Republic of Fiji in the Pacific Ocean has become the filming location for The Outcast. According to the creators of the adventure drama, the protagonist (played by Tom Hanks) after a plane crash finds himself on a deserted island, where he will have to live for 4 whole years alone.

Monuriki attracts tourists with beautiful tropical landscapes, fragrant pine trees, emerald lagoons and high cliffs. And for divers, this island is attractive, first of all, for its unique coral reefs and a wide variety of turtle species. This island is not at all as wild as it was tried to be shown in the movie drama. The popular island of Matamanoa is just 1.5 km away, and Denarau Marina is 40 km east, a good stopover for yachting in the region.

Skopelos

A screen version of the musical of the same name, the film "Mamma Mia!" was filmed on the island of Skopelos and the closest Fr. Skiathos. At the same time, if Skiathos is more suitable for a secluded vacation, then Skopelos is considered today one of the most popular holiday destinations for tourists in this region.

At the service of vacationers there are amazing beaches with a well-developed infrastructure for recreation. The most popular beaches in Skopelos are Glisteri and Kastani. At Glisteri Beach, yachtsmen can enjoy swimming in clear emerald waters, while Kastani is located among picturesque cliffs and is equally well suited for a beach holiday. When sailing in Greece, you can stay at the Skiathos Marina, which can accommodate megayachts up to 65m.

If you need rent a yacht in a selected region of the world - to receive advice and comprehensive support at all stages of the conclusion deal, you can always contact the specialists of the 2yachts company. We wish you to find the yacht of your dreams and go on an unforgettable journey!

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