St. Lucia, the Pirates of the Caribbean and a Unicorn
Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Piton Mountains were featured in Disney’s first film, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.’ This natural arch at Marigot Bay is the site in which Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow sees the hanging skeletons of captured pirates. Meanwhile, Saint Lucia’s most famous sunken ship, the brig Unicorn, became internationally famous in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. The Unicorn was used in many scenes during filming.
The real-life captain of the Unicorn was Barbados native, Sam Alleyne. He described the six weeks of shooting “Pirates of the Caribbean” as the most memorable of his nine-year career captaining the Unicorn.