In response to Capt. Phil no matter where you are from venice lafitte or even Grand Isle the waters have become more populated with boats because they are fairly cheap at the same time there are also more and more and more guides. Some have the respect and the common courtesy to stay away but I wouldnt say that all of your guides keep a good distance.
There have been several occasion where I myself have been ran on top of by either a guide or another individual.
Lets face it we know what the right thing is to do and that is to be courteous. ( but we are human and we do make mistakes)