- "What about Jack? I won't leave without him! Never mind! Let's go!"
- ―William Turner Jr.
After Bootstrap Bill Turner reminded Jack Sparrow of his debt to Davy Jones, Jack developed an urge to find land in order to avoid attack by his leviathan, the Kraken. He sailed to an island intending to stay there, after choosing it by random, along with his crew. However he and his crew were taken captive by the Pelegosto tribe people. William Turner Jr., captured in Port Royal, traveled in search of Jack by orders of Cutler Beckett, and was rowed ashore by the brother of a Shrimper. He sensed something was wrong when the man refused to row him to shore because he believed it was too dangerous, and so Will decided to swim the rest of the way. He was ambushed soon after he arrived, being knocked out by a dart from one of the natives. He later encountered Jack, who was being treated as the Cannibal king, and was sent away to be held prisoner. However, he pleaded with Jack to help him in such an inaudible voice that the Pelegostos could not hear. Will was sent to a cage made of other crewmembers' bones, containing the surviving crew, and it was there that he planned to climb the cliff while still residing in the bone cage. However Leech and the other pirates in the cage attempted to climb faster than Will's cage members, intent on stealing the Black Pearl for themselves. However, in their rush they were startled by a snake, causing them to lose their grasp on the vines they were using to climb. Once the cage downed, its cord snapped and every pirate inside was sent into the ravine. Everyone in the cage perished, and the Bridge native noticed the incident. Will and his allies were forced to run fast, under attack by the other cannibals after the natives were alerted of the prisoners' planned escape. In the meantime, Jack managed to escape the bonfire by sending his followers to carry more wood. Jack attempted to run away, but tripped onto the ground near where the cages were rolling, and he reconvened with his crew. They swam away from their captors by means of the river, and managed to arrive on the beach where the Black Pearl was. There they discovered Pintel and Ragetti, who had escaped prison, and sent the Black Pearl back into the sea with all survivors, with the exception of the Prison dog, who was left behind as the new king.