Seventeen miles off the west coast of Kaua‘i is the privately owned and mostly off-limits-to-outsiders island of NI‘IHAU . Just short of 70 square miles long, Ni‘ihau is the smallest of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands, with a population of NATIVE HAWAIIAN SPEAKERS around 160 people. Sail along its secluded coast, and dive its waters on charter boat tours conducted by BLUE DOLPHIN CHARTERS and HOLO HOLO CHARTERS . These luxury Nāpali Coast cruise companies conduct daylong adventures that depart from Port Allen and cruise along the stunning Nāpali Coast to Ni‘ihau. Once anchored, you can snorkel, scuba dive and get a glimpse of schools of colorful fish, dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals and, in the winter, huge humpback whales.
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