This article is about the soundtrack cue. You may be looking for the legendary ship, the Santiago.

Ponce de Leon's Ship is a musical theme composed by Hans Zimmer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It appeared as a track on the film's complete soundtrack.

Track DescriptionEdit

Ponce de Leon's Ship Sample

Themes from "Jack Sparrow", "Up Is Down" and "Blackbeard" as heard in "Ponce de Leon's Ship".

Ponce de Leon's Ship Sample 2

The mermaid theme as heard in "Ponce de Leon's Ship".

The track opens with Barbossa's adapted theme, moving into a light variation on the action theme from "Jack Sparrow". The theme from "Up Is Down" is then reprised, blended with the opening theme from "Jack Sparrow". After a fleeting statement of the British three note figure, a quick on-beat variation on the theme from "Blackbeard" is heard. This is followed by three statements of the adapted mermaid theme (minlged with interpolations of the "On Stranger Tides" theme), the first and third quiet and unobtrusive, the second powerful and majestic. This sequence is succeeded by backgroud music with hints at Barbossa's theme, before moving into the ascending three note figure from the end of "Hello Beastie", underlayed by the British leitmotif. The track plays as Hector Barbossa captures a poison dart frog, as Jack Sparrow finds the Santiago, and as Syrena's tank breaks, forcing Philip Swift to carry her throughout the journey on the island.


  • This track is also known as"Shirtless - Naming Syrena - Ponthz De Leon" from the alternative track listing. Ponce de Leon's name is spelled incorrectly in this version.
  • This track is one of two reprisals of Jack's theme from the third film, heard most promiently in "Up Is Down". The other is "Make Way For Tortuga".


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