Sammy and Ray, Leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying the atoll’s water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in ad ships them off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai.
The kingpin of the place, Big D, the seahorse, enlists them in his plans for a great escape. But with their new friends, Jimbo the bug-eyed blob fish, Lulu the snippy lobster, Annabel the sweet octopus, and a whole family of penguins, Sammy and Ray hatch breakout plans of their own. That is when little Ricky and Ella arrive, determined to break in to rescue them. After a series of thrilling adventures and narrow escapes, our heroes head south to meet up with Shelly, Sammy’s first and only love.