Filming location in Pirates of the Caribbean Series

Filming Location
Fighting for the Key to Davy Jones Chest

Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and James Norrington engage in a fierce battle for the key that opens Davy Jones’s chest. This famous fighting scene was filmed on a sandy island called a cay in the Bahamas. Are you interested in the exact filming location? Read on or click on the map pointer in the navigation area.

“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’s chest?

The beautiful White Cay, also known as Sandy Cay, served as the stunning backdrop for this scene. It lies in the west of Little Exuma island in the Bahamas.

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About Exuma and White Cay

Exuma in the Bahamas consists of over 365 islands, also known as cays. Little Exuma, connected to the larger Great Exuma by a bridge, is the second largest island. As of 2010, the entire island chain, stretching 130 miles long and covering 72 square miles, had a population of 6,928.

White or Sandy Cay is not only famous for its mile-long white sandbar but also hosts a unique lizard species. The Cyclura rileyi cristata, or White Cay iguana, is exclusive to this cay, with an estimated population of 150 to 200 individuals in 1997.

How to get to White Cay?

Reaching this small sandy island requires a boat journey. Charter boats can take you to White Cay, but it’s wise to confirm in advance. Alternatively, adventurous visitors might rent a kayak and paddle there themselves. Sadly, no organized tours lead to White Cay, so preparation is key. Remember Jack Sparrow’s advice 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 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Using Jack Sparrow’s special compass, Elizabeth Swann and James Norrington find the Dead Man’s Chest on Isla Cruces. Will Turner arrives with the key, aiming to stab Davy Jones’s heart but is stopped by Jack and Norrington. A chaotic fight ensues on the beach, with Elizabeth attempting to halt the duel but being ignored by the trio.

Davy Jones arrives with the Flying Dutchman – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Davy Jones arrives at Isla Cruces on his ship, the Flying Dutchman, but cannot step on land. He sends his crew to retrieve his chest, heightening the tension of the scene.

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