Paddling in New Orleans

Going to New Orleans to do the touristy thing in January. Any paddling opportunities I should consider? Tours? Rentals?

Or non-paddling must-do things?

Non-paddling, “MUST AVOID” – casino next to the French Quarters (or any casino, anywhere!).

Cane Bayou on the north shore of Ponchartrain. However its not far unless you go as far as you like on Ponchartain.