Sea Shepherd Credit Card

Sea Shepherd VISA Platinum® RewardsCard

We’re excited to announce a brand new way that you can support Sea Shepherd!

When you apply for and receive the new Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card, our issuing bank (UMB) will donate $50 to Sea Shepherd when the card is used for a purchase within 90 days of issuance. UMB will also donate a percentage of all your future purchases on the card to Sea Shepherd! All of this is done at no cost to you and no cost to Sea Shepherd.

Each of the 5 custom Sea Shepherd card choices makes a statement about our mission and about you!

Photos courtesy of Bob Talbot (Dolphins and Whale) and Eric Cheng (Sharks)

Enjoy enhanced Visa Platinum benefits and rewards – earn and redeem bonus points for airline tickets, merchandise, statement credits and more at participating merchants. See our FAQ below for more information.

The more of us who participate, the bigger the impact we can make. The more Sea Shepherd credit cards that are issued and used, the more funds will to go towards saving ocean wildlife!

All the benefits of a platinum Visa card will be yours, along with the satisfaction of showing your support of Sea Shepherd’s mission every time you use your card.

Please support us by applying for your Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card today!

This program is only open to U.S. residents 18 and over.

To create an online account for the Sea Shepherd Visa Card, view statements, or pay on the balance, please visit:

If you are not interested in our credit card program, please consider supporting Sea Shepherd through a direct donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does opening a credit card with UMB benefit Sea Shepherd?
A. Sea Shepherd receives $50 for each approved application that is activated and used within 90 days of approval. Additionally, a percentage of every retail purchase made using the card will be donated to Sea Shepherd.

Q. Who is UMB?
UMB is a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. They were ranked by Smart Money as “the highest-scoring traditional bank among our favorites and by Forbes as the #2 “best” bank in the U.S.” As a leading card issuer with nearly 40 years of credit card experience, UMB offers a wide range of consumer and commercial Visa and private label products. For more information, visit

Q. Is there an annual fee?
A. Please click here for the most updated pricing and fees disclosure.

Q. What is the annual percentage rate (APR) on the card?
A. Please click here for the most updated pricing and fees disclosure.

Q. Can I apply over the phone?
A. Unfortunately, not at this time.

Q. How can I get an application by mail?
A. Paper applications will be available at certain Sea Shepherd events or by contacting We encourage you to apply securely online to help us reduce marketing and processing costs.

Q. When I apply for the card, will my transaction be secure?
A. Yes. Your application will be transmitted to UMB through an encrypted security page.

Q. Do I have to activate and use the card within a certain time period for the Sea Shepherd to receive the $50?
A. Yes. But you only need to use the card once within the first 90 days for us to receive the $50 bounty. Of course, we encourage you to make it your primary card because Sea Shepherd receives a percentage of every retail purchase at no additional cost to you.

Q. How does the rewards program work?
A. Simply use your card at the participating retailers listed on

  • To earn Bonus Rewards points shopping in-store, make sure you use your card for all your purchases. An up-to-date and complete list of participating retailers can always be located on the Bonus Rewards Web site.
  • To earn Bonus Rewards points for online purchases, you must access participating retailers through the Bonus Rewards Web site and use the link provided to make your purchases. If you do not use the link to shop, you will not earn Bonus Rewards points on your transactions.

Your earned Bonus Rewards points will automatically be credited to your Bonus Rewards Activity account and can be found on your monthly statement.

Q. What can I redeem for with my points earned?
A. You can redeem your points for name-brand merchandise, gift cards, travel, event tickets and activities. For more information about redemptions options, please visit for more details.

Q. Do my points expire?
A. Points expire after 5 years. For more information on Program Rules, please see the Rewards Program Rules disclosure that will accompany your card.

Q. How do I redeem my points?
A. Simply go to online redemptions site at to redeem your points.

Q. If I have another question about Bonus Rewards not listed above, who can I contact?
A. Please contact customer service at 800-821-4115.

Support Us

Sea Shepherd has been patrolling the high seas and enforcing conservation law worldwide for over 40 years. With your help, we have saved countless lives of dolphins, seals, whales, fish, and much more!

Support Our Work

Your support is what drives our enforcement and conservation efforts, strengthens our resolve, and makes possible the successes we achieve.

Sea Shepherd campaigns cannot happen without your help.

 Your continued investment in Sea Shepherd is crucial in securing a future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

Together, we will succeed.

There are a number of ways in which you can support us as you will see below. No gift is too small and all gifts are greatly appreciated.

Sea Shepherd is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the USA (Tax ID 93-0792021), and donations are fully tax-deductible. Any questions? E-mail

For a look at Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s 2018 990 on file with the IRS, click here:

Donate Online by Credit Card
Put your donation immediately to use in support of Sea Shepherd’s life-saving campaigns around the world. Donate securely online via credit card.

Donate Monthly
Make a regular donation to Sea Shepherd with ease. Set up an automatic monthly donation.

Donate with Cryptocurrency
If you’d like to make a one-time donation to Sea Shepherd, you can use cryptocurrency to make it fast and easy.

Donate With PayPal
Make a donation to Sea Shepherd using PayPal. You can use an existing PayPal account by sending money to, or donate without having a PayPal account.

Gift Memberships
Show someone you care about them AND share with them your commitment to the protection of our oceans. Give them a gift membership for any special occasion!

Memorial Donations
A donation to Sea Shepherd is a unique way to honor the memory of someone who has passed away. Tell us who the gift is in memory of, and who you would like us to notify, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Be An Ocean Warrior
Create your own fundraising page to support Sea Shepherd Conservation Society! Through our peer-to-peer fundraising program, you can build your own “Ocean Warrior” individual or team profile and raise donations for any occasion.

Donate by Mail, FAX or Phone
Donate to Sea Shepherd with a check, money order, or credit card by mail or call our office directly.

Other Ways to Donate

Planned/Estate Giving
Join the Shepherds Forever Society by remembering Sea Shepherd in your will or any number of estate vehicles that will serve both your philanthropic and personal needs – and protect the oceans for generations to come.

Stock Donation
Transfer or donate shares of appreciated stock or mutual funds and you could be eligible for tax savings and benefits.

Vehicle Donation
Sea Shepherd provides an easy-to-use, tax-deductible process to donate your car, truck, trailer, boat, or RV. Your charitable contribution will make a big difference to help ensure the continued success of our marine conservation programs!

Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card
In the current economy, a great way to enhance your support of Sea Shepherd is by carrying the Sea Shepherd Visa affinity credit card. When you shop, dine, and make online purchases, you will be supporting our conservation efforts!

Sea Shepherd Marketplace
Choose from a variety of products and services offered by generous, ocean-loving vendors who will donate to Sea Shepherd a portion of the purchase amount.

GoodSearch / GoodShop
Sea Shepherd can earn a donation every time you search the Internet with GoodSearch or earn a percentage when you shop online with GoodShop!

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases towards our life-saving efforts. Simply sign in to your Amazon account or create one and then select Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as your designated charity. more info

Shop Our Online Store
Show everyone that you are a proud supporter of Sea Shepherd – visit our online store and purchase Sea Shepherd merchandise to wear, share, or give.

Buy and Sell on eBay for Sea Shepherd

You can donate 10% to 100% of the item’s final sale price when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program.

Buy:  You can find whatever you’re looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and save lives at the same time!

Sell:  eBay Giving Works is a fun, easy way to support Sea Shepherd! Simply list an item on eBay, select our organization to benefit from the sale, and choose a percentage you want to give. When your item sells, MissionFish (eBay’s nonprofit partner) will collect your donation, send it to our organization, and provide you with a tax receipt.

Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.