I won a trip to Cabo san Lucas in 2004. My mother and I took a tour of the lagoon there, at the tip of the Baja California penensuila. The boat was a very small one for riding in the ocean, little more than a dinghy. However, the guide could hold the boat almost motionless in the heaving sea so that I could get my pictures. He could not, however, always compensate for operator error. Sometimes I got the boat in the picture.
Other times, though, things worked out better. This is the arch where the Sea of Cortez, a part of the Gulf of Mexico, meets the Pacific. It is one of the the best pictures I have ever taken, particularly given the circumstances. I have a lot more respect for those photographers that take pictures from small boats for magazines and film now.