Pirates of the Caribbean

Fighting for the Key to Davy Jones Chest

Fighting for the Key to Davy Jones Chest

In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and James Norrington are fighting on a sandy beach on Isla Cruces for the key that opens Davy Jones chest. The famous fighting scene was filmed on a cay (sandy island) in the Bahamas. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

Guard the boat. Mind the tide…Don’t touch my dirt.

Jack Sparrow


Where did they film the fight scene for the key to Davy Jones chest? 

The beautiful white sand beach is part of a cay (sandy island) called the White Cay or also the Sandy Cay. It lies in the west of the Little Exuma island in the Bahamas.


Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.


About Exuma and White Cay

Exuma in the Bahamas consists of over 365 islands, also called cays. After Great Exuma, Little Exuma is the second largest island and it’s connected to the bigger island by a bridge. The population of the entire island chain which is 130 mi (209 km) long and 72 sq mi (187 km²) was 6,928 in 2010. Sandy Cay, is about 5 miles off the western tip of Little Exuma.


White or Sandy Cay is known for having a mile long white sandbar. But it is even more remarkable. On the White Cay, there is a lizard species that lives only on this particular cay. The Cyclura rileyi cristata, commonly known as the White Cay iguana or Sandy Cay rock iguana has a habitat of roughly 1 mile in length, nevertheless, the population has been estimated at 150 to 200 individuals in 1997.


How to get to the White Cay?

The only way to get to the small sandy island is by boat. There are charter boats available that go to White Cay. We recommend clarifying in front if they are ready to take you to White cay as well. Another option would be renting a kayak and paddle to the island on your own. Sadly there are no organized tours to sand cay so we can’t provide you a link. One last thing: for the best experience at White Cay “Mind the tide”.

The scene filmed at White Cay:

The fight for the Key to Davy Jones Chest

With the help of the special compass Jack Sparrows, Elizabeth Swann, and James Norrington find the Dead Man’s Chest buried in the sand of Isla Cruces. Shortly after that Will Turner arrives with the key to the chest which he stole from Davy Jones. He wants to stab the heart of Davy Jones but is stopped by Jack and Norrington who have other planes with the heart. A fight breaks out and the tree man begins to duel on the beach. Elizabeth wants to stop the fight but is totally ignored by the three men.

Davy Jones arrives with the Flying Dutchman

Shortly after the fight between Jack, Will and Norrington broke out Davy Jones arrives at Isla Cruces with his ship the Flying Dutchmen. Because of his course, he cants step on land that’s why he sends his man to bring him back his chest.

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