It is actually impossible for turtles to jump. This is due to the fact that they have a shell that is many times heavier than the weight of their bodies. It would be like carrying a two hundred and fifty pound or three hundred pound sandbag. Jumping while holding such a thing would not only be physically impossible just for the turtle, but for most of the world as well. Although turtles are not able to jump, they are able to do many other things. For instance, many are fast swimmers and can move through the water quickly and efficiently.