Most amazing experience snorkeling with the sharks and the sting rays. The water was beautiful and the tour operators made us feel safe and comfortable. Great experience and highly recommend it. It was the highlight of our trip.
We took a little taxi to the main beach area. It was about 5 bucks and a quick 5 minute ride. Our room steward has recommended a place to get a massage for $20 per hour. We were able to use the beach, lawn chairs and lunch as well, all for the cost of purchasing lunch. Super reasonable and probably the best massage I have ever had. I think the place was called Lobster something...they had bright red shirts on and the only ones on the beach sidewalk that had that color.
Loved spending a few days here getting ready for our cruise. Mr. B's Bistro is a definite must and walking in the French Quarter is incredibly entertaining! The people are warm and friendly.
We weren't impressed with this excursion at all. We felt like cattle being ushered to the beach. There was always someone trying to sell you something and it became exhausting saying no. I would not do this again, at any port but then again, I don't like a lot of crowds. If you are okay with a ton of people all in one place, then you might be okay.