The two stars have frequently hung out together along with their families in Hemsworth's native Australia

By Alexia Fernández
March 28, 2019 02:55 PM
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Who knew Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth were such good friends?

The two stars have frequently hung out together along with their families in Hemsworth’s native Australia, as they did earlier this month when they visited Rottnest Island.

Hemsworth shared a video of himself with his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, Damon, 48, and his wife Luciana Damon, 43, as they were boarding a catamaran — a multi-hulled watercraft.

The families frequently vacation together with their respective children, and go on double dates together, as they did in 2017 while in New York City.

Pataky, 42, hasn’t shied away from sharing their adventures on social media, either. She told PEOPLE in January 2018 that the two families met each other through mutual friends.

“Chris has been a big fan of Matt Damon, me too, and then when I met his wife I’m even more of a fan of his wife,” Pataky said. “They are such amazing people. We have three kids, they have four kids, so we ended up making the same plans because everything we do we do with our kids, so it’s easier to do things with people that understand you.”

It helps that the Damons share in the same adventurous spirit the Hemsworths have.

“We were just on holiday in Costa Rica,” Pataky said at the time. “We told them about it and they went and loved it and then we went together and had a great time and we’ve become really really good friends.”

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Besides spending vacations together and having fronted major franchises — Hemsworth stars as Thor in the Avengers, while Damon has played Jason Bourne — Pataky and Luciana also share one common thread: their fluency in Spanish.

“[Matt] is an amazing dad and an amazing person, he’s so easy,” Pataky, who is from Spain, told PEOPLE. “And his wife is Argentinian so we speak Spanish. So for me, it’s a relief, yes, somebody I can speak Spanish with! We’ve become very good friends.”

The two are so close that they got matching tattoos.

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Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth
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“The [Damons] came here for Christmas and we were all together and it was a really inspirational time,” Pataky recalled. “We created a lot of things and a lot of ideas. A few friends, we got together and we felt like we had to have something to remind us of those great moments we stayed together, and we decided to get a little tattoo [of three dots on their pinkies] all together and we say, ‘We’ll have to do one every year.'”

In November 2014, Hemsworth opened up about his friendship with Damon while on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“I learned everything there is about being sexy from Matt,” he joked.

“We became friends around the time I started to work, and I’ve really benefited from watching how he handles himself,” the Thor star once told GQ of Damon. “Matt’s just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out.”

And as Marvel fans know, Damon even makes a cameo in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok opposite his good bud.