Kayak Fishing Photography On the Pacific Coast

Hello everyone, today I’m going to go ahead and talk about something that I really enjoy and I want to share with everyone out there. That is kayaking on the Pacific. Now I understand that some get a little fearful of taking a kayak out on the Pacific Ocean because of all of the waves and the possibility of getting tipped over. Also, the very high seats when kayaking on the Pacific and especially in Maslin plays a role because people get a little fearful of getting dehydrated out there or getting burned. However kayaking can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever, especially to a photographer that wants to get into those nitty-gritty places that no one else can get to.


Now kayaking in general on an ocean can be a lot of fun but there’s a few safety considerations that you have to take into consideration especially when you’re on Pacific Coast. Firstly, you have to let some people know that you have gone out kayaking. This is essential since if you are missing and you do not report back or you get lost at sea, which is very unlikely by could happen. Someone knows that you haven’t checked in they know to sound the alarm. Another safety consideration of kayaking on the Pacific is the fact that the check the local Navy or meteorology weather forecast to make sure there aren’t any storms or huge wind change is coming soon. This is essential since the storm could cause a lot of problems for a kayak or an essentially could have you tip over. This could be a life or death situation. Also when you’re taking up kayaking on the Pacific. You have to know that the weather can get extremely hot up to 35 degrees Celsius and it could feel like 50 degrees with the humidity so it’s essential that you wear a very big hat to cover your face from the sun and lots of sunscreen. There is a lot of options of clothing that is UV resistant that can help you out. For some more tips on kayak fishing safety and finding the best fishing kayak you can take a look here.


Now that we’ve taken care of the safety considerations. Let’s get to the fun stuff and that’s kayak, photography now when I say kayaking photography on the Pacific. I don’t mean photographing pictures of different kayaks. What I mean is actually taking your kayak out there and going fishing and finding that huge fish finding that a great big marlin that dolphin that mahi-mahi or Dorado and then taking some great photos of. Now, there’s always the issue of how do you take a photo while you are in your kayak and while you’re grabbing that fish we again don’t recommend that you try in battle standing up and taking a picture while you’re fishing. We don’t want your kayak to tip over. Also, there’s the consideration that your camera can get soaked. There are a lot of options out there for waterproof cameras and we really recommend you get one because the splash back of the ocean can definitely ruin a good camera. There are a couple of attachments. For your kayak that you can put on the corner of the kayak and slowly convert into a cameraman’s this camera mounts could allow you to take great photos from within your kayak pilot sitting across from you. The camera mounts can be positioned on the tip of the kayak at the front and a 10 second or more timer can be sent while you pose with your fish and take a kayak photo.


Alternatively, if your goal is not to take the photo of the fish itself. You can definitely take the kayak out and taken to different islands or take it across the ocean to find your best fishing spot and start taking those photos. We know a couple of divers that can actually park their kayak and anchor it next to a co-while they go diving or scuba diving and take some great underwater fish photos while with their kayak. Now kayak fishing as a sport itself phenomenal. It’s something that you can do and remember the rest of your life. There are a lot of different areas here in Maslin that we have actually found to be great places to go kayak fishing. One of the best places that we found is next to the stone island or farther behind the island called this area is great because your Steer near the shore. However, you can still have access to great fishing. Also, the code is a popular tourist attraction and the island nearby like the stone island in the Bird Island allow you to take up park and relax for a bit with the cool refreshing coconut drink.

You definitely need a kayak to start kayak fishing, obviously! when choosing the best fishing kayak there is a lot of considerations you need to go through. Here is a site we found that it helps you to choose the fishing kayak of your dreams. you can access the guide here. www.kayakerguide.com/best-fishing-kayak/

Kayak fishing has a lot of different health benefits as well. If your kayak fishing one of the great things about it is the fact that you will be using your arms a lot to get out to the area you need to be, and this is great physical exercise. If you think the arms will get worked too much and not the legs. While there is also a solution for that and that’s kayaks with petals getting a kayak with petals can actually help you work both parts of your body and get a good workout while doing sport that you love.

Surrounded by the Cortez Sea Mazatlan is one place for kayaking. The calm sea and low wind are favorable conditions. You can go throughout the bay and in free time enjoy outdoors activities.

Thank you for reading. Hope to see you soon out there on the ocean taking those great kayak fishing photos.


Photographic Mazatlan

Las Labradas

Mazatlán is the kind of place that has many stories to tell. A way to tell those stories is through pictures, photographs of the city, the landscape and the people from Mazatlán: the native ones and those who have made Mazatlán their home but weren´t born in the city. The images can bring a bit of the experience for those who want to know about Mazatlán.

40 minutes out of town is the rural town of El Quelite which is known for its color houses and for it´s traditional feel and food. In El Quelite you can find a restaurant called El Mesón de los Laureanos with authentic regional delicious food, also a Charrería show. Charrería is the Mexican rodeo where “charros” which is called the mexican Cowboy performs a laso show with his dancing horse. Also, there is an ancient game called “Ulama” where a 7 pound rubber ball is passed along from a player without ever using your hands. The hit the ball with their hips. This site is an excellent one for photographers who like ethnic photo themes.

Another site is Las Labradas. Off the fisherman´s village of Barras de Piaxtla, about an hour or so from Mazatlán, is the beach of Las Labradas where the visitor can find petroglyphs carved along the coastal rocks of the beach. These carvings date as far as back pre-hispanic times to the Toltec Indian (800-1000 CE). It is a mystical, peaceful place. An archeological site preserved for exploration and observation, providing moments of reflection and serenity. In Las Labradas you can take excellent photographs and try to capture the mysticism of the place.

Old Mazatlán dates back to the 19th century. Many restaurant owners, shop owners and artists have invested in the area with encouragement and some of them with support from the local government. It has become a popular meeting destination for festivities, cultural events and social gatherings. It´s a wonderful area to walk through as old clashes with newness to support the history and culture of the city.

In the Centro Histórico you can capture the history of Mazatlán. The Spanish  and other European, American and also Asian migrant past.

The Olas Altas (tall waves) beach, a favorite of surfing, is next to the historic center and the whole malecón: from the hill to Valentino´s point is one of the perfect spots to watch the sunset. Mazatlán sunsets are world famous.

The Three islands in front of the bay are great for photographs. Over there you can see Mazatlán form another point of view and take pictures from the ocean and also submarine pictures. The Stone Island is another Paradise to photograph. Amazing sunsets, exotic flora and fauna, but there is no just nature is a town with all the services restaurants, hotels, condos and golf camp.

Another great spot is El Faro, one of the highest natural lighthouses of the world. From the top you can take outstanding photos of all Mazatlán.

If you want to come and experience the Mazatlán feel through your camera lens, you can find a house for sale in the malecón with an excellent ocean view. Also there are hotels and hostels of all kinds and prices all over town.

People, food, sunsets, old houses and buildings, the beach, the ocean, the colors, the history. Mazatlán has a lot to offer for the photographer. It is a paradise. 

Photographic and Art Galleries in Mazatlan

Galerias en Mazatlan

Mazatlán art galleries offer something for every kind of art collector: from the traditional Mexican artisan handcraft to the spectacular modern painting, photographs, mixed techniques, conceptual art and sculptures of internationally acclaimed artists.

The artists (painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, artisans, conceptual artists, graffiti artists) have set up their studios throughout the Centro Histórico where most of the galleries are located. The Centro Histórico is also where the Mazatlán Artwalk takes place. This self guided tour was created by the local and foreign based artists and sponsored by the local cultural institutions and some businesses. The sites are easy to access, with all located within a roughly 10 square block area from Olas Altas to Teniente Azueta street and Aleman to Canizales.

The Artwalk takes place the first Friday of each month, November until May, from 4 pm to 8pm. You can find maps of the tour in the Centro Histórico businesses or in this site: artwalkmazatlan.com, where you can find pictures of all the artists work and biographies.

Some of the Galleries located in the Centro Histórico are:

  • Baupres Gallery
  • Casa Étnika
  • Gandarva Bazar
  • Glen Rogers Art Studio & Gallery
  • La Querencia Art Gallery
  • Look Gallery
  • Los Tlacuaches
  • Michael Gallery
  • Nautilus Galería
  • Nidart
  • Único Gallery

Another Galleries and museums in the Centro Histórico are the ones from the Mazatlán Cultural institution, from the local and state Government:

The Ángela Peralta Theater and Art Galleries

The Ángela Peralta Theater has two public art galleries: the second floor gallery and the Galería Rubio. Both galleries feature public exhibitions of works by local artists and are open weekdays from mid-morning until late afternoon.

The Mazatlán Arts Museum

They have exhibitions from local and regional artists and also from internationally recognized Mexican artists including Edgardo Coghlan, José Luis Cuevas, Vicente Rojo, Antonio López Sáenz, Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo. Among other recognized artists.

The Museum also hosts a wide range of cultural activities including art workshops for children.

The Archeological Museum

The museum contributes to the cultural task of showing the history of the area showing the   richness of the archeology that characterizes the cultures that fluorished and developed during the prehispanic era in this region, but there are also art exhibitions of any kind.

Casa Haas Museum

The Casa Haas Museum every two years hosts the art collection of the Noroeste Bienal Prize which includes artwork from artists of the noroeste region (The states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja and Baja sur) There are also concerts, film exhibitions, plays and other art exhibitions.

Other Museums and Galleries:

  • Centro Cultural Rosales

A new place located in downtown but not in the Centro Histórico, is a cultural place with a great view, library, a gallery with some of the work of Antonio López Sáenz, the history of The University of Sinaloa, galleries for art, concerts and performances of all kind.

  • OMA Gallery

Right on the airport! This gallery was designed to be a permanent fixture of the General Rafael Buelna International Airport mezzanine. OMA Gallery is a modern minimalist construction of panels floating from the ceiling with artwork on both sides.

As you can see, Mazatlán has an interesting plastic art scene besides Opera, theater and music festivals for those who like the whole combo: art, food, sun and beach. If you want to experience the Mazatlán art scene and be a part of it, you can find accommodation in the Centro Histórico where most of the museums and galleries are located. There are bed and breakfast, Hotel boutiques, hostels and house for rent. There are also a variety of condos, if you want to buy a condo and also rent one in the malecón, the golden zone and the Cerritos area. You can find more condo and real state information at Invest Mazatlan.

Mazatlán is a great place for the artist and a source for inspiration.