Rio de Janeiro — Moonraker
As well as the fast cars, intense action scenes and beautiful women, the James Bond movies are also famous for being filmed in some of the world’s most glamorous locations. From white sand beaches to dramatic cityscapes, the James Bond series has featured some iconic scenery. Here we reveal ten iconic destinations to visit by superyacht.
1. Rio de Janeiro
Bond (Roger Moore) fought the metal-toothed villain known as Jaws in, on and around the Sugarloaf Mountain cable cars in Moonraker, and slid down the cable with Bond girl Lois Chiles clinging on. The trams travel over Guanabara Bay, travelling initially from Praia Vermelha (Red Beach) to Morro da Urca (Urca Hill) at a dizzying 220 metres. The second line takes you up to the peak of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), which rises 296 metres skywards from the harbour.
How to visit by superyacht: Those on a private boat or those who wish to charter a superyacht in Brazil are advised to anchor in Guanabara Bay. The journey up to Sugarloaf Mountain is well worth the trip, but be sure to leave time for a meal at Bar Urca, a well-known restaurant that specialises in Portuguese and Brazilian cuisine. It's a stone's throw away from the Forte São João, so culture vultures and history buffs can really make the most of their time visiting Rio de Janeiro on a superyacht.
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