Can tortoises and turtles live out of water?

yes but only for a while

turtles and tortoises can live out of water 4 quite a long time.but turtles cANNOT walk prperly on the land and need some moisture to prevent their skin from drying.but that's not the same 4 tortoises...........they can live out of water as much as they want and some tortoises only come inside water to have a bath weeklY!!!!!

answer- i don't know about tortise but turtles need water to eat they can only swallow their food under water