Learn to Sail with Charlie St. Cloud in British Columbia
Charlie St. Cloud, which opens in theaters today, stars Zac Efron as Charlie, a young man dealing with the fact that his little brother was killed in a car accident while he was driving. Sounds like a downer, right? The good news is that Zac's character is also an avid sailor, which provides some serious travel inspiration for the rest of us, even if Charlie is a little messed up.
Though the movie was set in Massachusetts, it was filmed in and around Vancouver, meaning Charlie did much of his sailing off of Deep Cove and in Port Renfew. For the sailing novice, there are several outfits in the area that will take you out for a day, or even overnight excursions, so you can learn the basics.
Blackfish Sailing Adventures provides travelers with half day (3-4 hour) or whole day (7-8 hour) sails around nearby Victoria and Canada's Gulf Islands. Boaters get to help the crew and participate in all aspects of sailing. Half day excursions are $95 per person, a full day is $160.
After a long day on the open waters, you can stop by Shady Island Sea Food Bar & Grill in Richmond, BC which was actually used as a filming location in Charlie St. Cloud. The restaurant serves the usual sea food favs including the Fisherman's Pot with mussels, crab, and scallops for $32.95. The Shady Island Sea Food Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
· Charlie St. Cloud Filming Coverage [OLV]
· Charlie St Cloud Filming Locations [CharlieStCloud.net]
· Movie Set Travel Coverage [Jaunted]