Getting as close to the waters around St. Thomas without just diving in can be done with a kayak. Kayaking in the calm cool waters around St. Thomas is becoming very popular and is one watersport that you do not have to be a pro to enjoy. All you need is your bathing suit, comfortable walking shoes that you don't mind getting wet, sunscreen, hat, and the rest is provided. You will enjoy kayaking around many of coves, mangroves, and beaches all along St. Thomas where you see all the coral reefs, flora, and beautiful scenery that the Caribbean has to offer. For your convenience, the Marriott has clear kayaks for rent (the only transparent kayaks on the island).