The GTA 5 Dodo seaplane is an update on the classic but lumbering, old plane that actually functions and can properly fly and land anywhere on water. Obviously, in a game full of military-grade fighter jets and helicopters, securing yourself a Dodo seaplane is more of a nostalgia trip than it is useful, but it's fun to find in GTA 5 if you want it. In the guide below we'll run through everything you need to do to get the classic seaplane and where to find and buy it once it's unlocked.
How to unlock the Dodo Seaplane
Before you can find the GTA 5 Dodo seaplane, you'll need to complete a mission with Trevor called Nervous Ron first, which will unlock the Dodo as a random spawn at a couple of locations.
The Random Event is found in the sea cove east of Ron Alternatives Wind Farm. You'll need to approach on a boat or sea faring vehicle to trigger the event - jet skis are available from the beach a little further down the coast to the south.
Once the marker appears, head into the cove and shoot the gunmen in the boats before hopping into the Dodo.
As you leave the area, two more boats full of gunmen will attack, but you can simply fly away and leave them behind. Once completed, the Dodo seaplane will spawn in the following two locations:
At the dock on the small Vinewood Hills lake.
At the dock to the north of the Alamo Sea.
There’s also the option to buy the Dodo from the Elitas Travel website for a cool $500,000 once you’ve completed the Random Event.
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