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"The navigational charts. The route to the Farthest Gate. Wouldn't it be amazing if this venture of yours took you to the world beyond this one?"
Sao Feng[src]

The Farthest Gate was the name given to an area that led adventurers to an endless waterfall known as World's End that itself led to Davy Jones' Locker. According to Pirate Lore, this region, located far beyond the Caribbean and Singapore, was one of the most inaccessible places in the world.

There were few attempts to brave the mysterious, weird and haunted shoals, which would be depicted on the only known map that would lead someone to the Land of the Dead, the navigational charts given to the esteemed and great navigator Wu Ling, known for his various journeys to the mysterious gates of the afterlife. The map later fell into the hands of Pirate Lord Sao Feng, who gave it to Hector Barbossa's crew to use as a guide in their voyage to World's End and rescue Jack Sparrow in Davy Jones' Locker.



"But if you go and brave the weird and haunted shores at World's End, then you will need a captain who knows those waters."
Tia Dalma[src]
Hai Peng water

The Hai Peng on its way to the Farthest Gate.

The Farthest Gate was comprised of a massive waterfall that was taken by some to be the literal "end of the world", hence the alias of the location, "World's End". According to Pirate Lore, this area is one of the most un-accessible places in the world. It could be found only by using the navigational charts, which were presented to the esteemed navigator Wu Ling for his journeys to the afterlife. These charts would later be given to the Pirate Lord Sao Feng.[1]

At World's End[]

"Would you sail to the ends of the eart', and beyond, to fetch back witty Jack and him precious Pearl?"
Tia Dalma[src]

The Hai Peng going over the edge at World's End.

During their attempt to rescue Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones' Locker, Hector Barbossa and his crew acquired Feng's navigational charts and sailed the Hai Peng to reach the Farthest Gate. The Hai Peng sailed through the Ice Passage between worlds, and later that night, sailed through waters that reflected the stars so perfectly that it was nearly impossible to find the horizon. Upon reaching World's End, Will Turner noticed a line of white mist that stretched to infinity up ahead and Barbossa stated that they were "good and lost now." Sailing closer, the Hai Peng gathers more speed as the sound of raging water was heard, and the crew looked ahead to see a massive waterfall that dropped off the edge of the world, where the ocean flowed over and plummet straight down into an endless black nothingness. The Hai Peng tilted sideways and over the edge of the waterfall as the ship crashed down into the inky darkness. Although the ship was cast down and destroyed in the waterfall, its crew were able to reach their destination of the Locker and rescue Jack Sparrow.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"Barbossa...are you certain this is right? This leads to Jack and Davy Jones' Locker?"
"Oh, I have no other destination in mind, believe me.
Will Turner and Hector Barbossa[src] (PS2 version)
Worlds End art

At World's End by Mark "Crash" McCreery.

  • The location was thought be known as "World's End", as per Tia Dalma's dialogue in Dead Man's Chest as well as the At World's End film trailer and At World's End video game. However, in one of the previous versions of the official POTC website, the location was named the "Farthest Gate",[2] so it is likely that the name "World's End" only refers to the waterfall that was located within the Farthest Gate.
  • For the making of At World's End, Niagara Falls was used as inspiration and portrayal for the "World's End" waterfall. Location footage of Niagara Falls was shot in October 2006,[3] during which producers collaborated with Niagara Falls staff to hang a crane over Horseshoe Falls to get the perfect view of the rushing water.[4]
  • The scene where the Hai Peng sails from the world of the living before going down a massive waterfall and ends up in Davy Jones' Locker was taken from the original Disneyland ride in which a ship from present day goes down a waterfall and ends up in the era of pirates. The film crew even embellished the effect by putting the various audio from the ride, specifically to make that connection. A scene with a waterfall was originally going to be in The Curse of the Black Pearl, in which Jack Sparrow and Will Turner to go down a flume into the caves.[5] But due to budget, and Disney CEO Michael Eisner's request to remove the more overt ride references, the scene was cut.[6]


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Notes and references[]

Locations in Pirates of the Caribbean
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The Americas
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BombayChinaHong KongIndiaNipponShanghaiSingapore

The Bahamas
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The Caribbean
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Other locations
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