Sea Sparrow

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A Sea Sparrow in flight in GTA Vice City, showing the distinct pontoon.

The Sea Sparrow (also known as the Seasparrow in GTA San Andreas) is a helicopter featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


The Sea Sparrow is an improved version of the Sparrow, featuring pontoons instead of landing skids, and a .50 caliber machine gun mounted below its fuselage. The pontoons make it possible for the Sea Sparrow to land on water without sinking.

In GTA Vice City, it is unlocked by collecting 80 hidden packages and is not found anywhere else in the game. In GTA San Andreas, the Sea Sparrow does not require unlocking, and can be found in certain places. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Sea Sparrow is used during the mission "The Colonel's Coke" and side-mission Land Sea and Air Ace, but cannot be accessed outside of these missions. Because of its fully exposed engine, the Sea Sparrow is highly susceptible to gunfire. It is, however, particularly useful for reaching Collectibles (particularly GTA San Andreas' Oysters), quick maneuvering, and shooting down other helicopters.



GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Only used/seen during the side-mission, Land Sea and Air Ace, it can then be obtained by either completing the mission or exiting the vehicle to fail the mission.

Similar helicopter

In GTA Chinatown Wars, there is a helicopter similar to the Sea Sparrow. It's based off a different helicopter, but they're not the same ones. It's not to be confused with the Sea Sparrow.