Captain Horatio Turbot (usually identified as Cap'n Turbot) is a human character on PAW Patrol. He takes residence on Seal Island.
Cap'n Turbot is a goofy marine biologist and fisherman who lives in a small house on Seal Island. He is very clumsy and often inadvertently causes problems that only Ryder and the pups can solve. He is quick to panic in these situations. Despite his silliness, Cap'n Turbot knows plenty in regard to bodies of water, such as the bay and its channels. His French cousin, Francois, frequently accompanies him when he explores the ocean. Cap'n Turbot owns the lighthouse at Seal Island and has a responsibility to keep the light functional. He also has a boat, the Flounder, and a diving bell that he uses for underwater research.
Cap'n Turbot is not particularly quick-witted and can be a bit childish at times. However, he is book-smart and knows a lot about marine biology. He has an interest in paleontology and nature photography. He also tends to speak alliteratively. For example, in the following quote of his, "Is it potentially possible within your PAW Patrol powers [...]". He is shown to have strange tastes when it comes to food. Cap'n Turbot enjoys the tastes of squid jerky (a piece of which he always carries as a snack), fish cookies, and even pup food like fish-shaped dog treats and liver sausages. He is best friends with Wally the Walrus.
Cap'n Turbot has light skin, brown hair, and wears blue colored square-shaped eyeglasses. He also wears a red toboggan hat to cover his hair, a light blue-colored polo shirt with yellow overalls covering it and dark brown boots.
Below is a gallery of all the attires Cap'n Turbot has worn in the series:
The Flounder is Cap'n Turbot's boat. He uses it most often in the first season. It is yellow with a red top and a steering wheel. The boat had gray sections in earlier episodes. Since "Pups and the Beanstalk", it has had purple sections. The boat also has headlights, which are turned on at night. Cap'n Turbot generally uses the ship to travel across the Bay. He also uses it to take the Grover Goodway statue to get cleaned in "Pups Save a Goodway". Crates are stored inside the Flounder, as shown in "Pups Save the Penguins".
Cap'n Turbot also has a cell phone, which he uses to control the diving bell in "Pups Save a Chicken of the Sea". The phone can also display the inside of the diving bell via its camera. It is green with a fish scale design.
Cap'n Turbot owns a truck that he uses to travel on land. It has the same color scheme as the Flounder, a squid logo on the side and an anchor logo on the front. The truck is introduced in "Pups Save Walinda".
Skills and Abilities
Cap'n Turbot is an expert when it comes to the sea and its inhabitants. He is able to man the Flounder by himself and steer it away from obstacles like whales and rocks. He can also operate the diving bell, which he uses on a PAW Patrol mission in "Pups Save a Mer-Pup". Cap'n Turbot knows how to swim in deep water, as shown in episodes such as "Pups and the Ghost Pirate". He is a skilled photographer and takes perfect nature photos in multiple episodes.