"Grand Theft Auto IV" has such a vast open area in the city to explore that it's easy to forget about the wonders of the open seas. These areas are only accessible if you steal a boat, but boats are readily available at most seaside locations. All you have to do is approach a boat and steal it in the same way that you would steal a car.
Go to any pier or shipyard. Boats will randomly spawn at these locations. The industrial area on the third island always has boats available, as do most piers. You can also watch for boats operating and swim out to them to steal them, but you'll have to be quick to catch them.
Walk up to the boat or jump into it.
Press "Y" if using an Xbox 360 to steal the boat. Press "Triangle" if using a PlayStation 3 or press "F" if using the PC version.
Tips & Warnings
- A cheat also exists to spawn a boat to your location. Enter "938-555-0100" on your cell phone to spawn a Jetmax. You should do this on open water, as a boat that spawns in the middle of the landlocked city won't be of much use.
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