Did you know blockbuster movie Jaws 2 was filmed on location on the Destin Harbor? Destin, Florida was one of three locations with Shalimar and Navarre sites as well although the movie was set to be on Martha’s Vineyard.
Filming of the Jaws sequel was June – August 1977 and released in June 1978 where Pelican Adventures Destin is located. From Destin to Navarre, Florida, and up to the sleepy town of Shalimar, Jaws 2 filming enveloped the Emerald Coast back in the summer and fall of 1977.
Out of all the movies filmed in Destin, Florida, Jaws 2 sticks in the mind of locals as many were allowed to function as extras in the beach and town scenes. Even though the movie was filmed almost 40 years ago, lots of the shot locations are still up and running, including the legendary Hog’s Breath Saloon in downtown Destin. Pelican Adventures opened for business 20 years ago missing the filming but we think it’s super cool to be on the same dock.
Not only did this classic horror flick place Destin on the map, but it began a long-lasting trend of celebrity visits! From celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, to rumors of the late-great Michael Jackson, the rich and famous have been frequenting Destin, Florida for decades. Click here for more fun facts on Jaws 2.
Shark fishing is a lot of fun, call us for information on our shark fishing charters at (850) 650-3825 and let’s go fishing! Pelican Adventures offers a variety of deep sea fishing trips with years of experience and all of our fishing trips include fishing license, fishing rod and reel, bait and tackle and the crew will clean your fish following the trip!