Ke Alakai is reporting that filming for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has begun on The Queen Anne, Blackbeard's infamous flagship in Heeia Kea Boat Harbor with Johnny Depp fans gathering to catch a glimpse of the actor suited up as Captain Jack Sparrow. Filming at the location is expected to continue through next Thursday.

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The Queen Anne's Revenge in Pirates 4

Here's what onlookers had to say about what they witnessed:

The darkness of night rested on the many pirate fans as they anxiously waited near the fog-covered silhouette of the Queen Anne, Blackbeard's Ship. Rumors had spilled out that Jack Sparrow himself would be filming and accordingly, a multitude of Johnny Depp lovers and fanatics gathered to see him.

When he finally emerged from his makeup trailer, shouts could be heard up and down the Kaneohe Bay Harbor. Screams of joy, excitement and hope burst forth from the lips of teenage girls and enamored mothers.

"It's a very surreal moment when you are face to face with Captain Jack Sparrow. It makes a girl weak in the knees. Many people see Johnny Depp but how many people see Jack Sparrow?" said Lael Prince, senior in biology from Utah.

In the fourth installment, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).