Sea Turtle Derby


1st Annual Rock the Ocean’s Sea Turtle Derby

Get ready for the First Annual Rock the Ocean Sea Turtle Derby Sweepstakes where you pick a sea turtle that you think will travel the furthest distance before Tortuga Music Festival! One (1) grand prize winner will get a pair of 3-day GA passes plus a pair of backstage passes to meet Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, or Thomas Rhett!

To enter for your chance to win, pick a sea turtle below that you want to cheer on and who you think will travel the farthest by Mon, April 8th at 6pmET. Then, you can place a donation (which will go towards sea turtle conservation) or fill out our sweepstakes form. Finally, follow along with us and check out the below sea turtle tracking map each day to see who is leading the #RacetoTortuga!

Pick Your Turtle!



How Does It Work? The Ocean has partnered with and Nova Southeastern University to host the First Annual Sea Turtle Derby. We have taken 6 sea turtles with trackers and renamed them after some of the artists performing at this year’s Tortuga Music Festival. The trackers (or beacons) allow us to track not only their distance but lots of other cool scientific data daily. and are leaders in Sea Turtle Conservation. They have satellite tagged and tracked dozens of turtles and have been conducting sea turtle research and conservation efforts for over 30 years!  The derby is a fun way to create awareness of their mission and raise funds to support their cause.

For More information on our partners head over to

Official Sweepstake Rules

Alternative Entry

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of continental U.S., 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.  Ends 6PM ET 4/8/19. Travel, parking, and hotel not included. SPONSOR: Rock The Ocean