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, Kaumakani, Kauai, HI , United States

The seldom-visited and fascinating island of Niihau off the coast of Kauai is inhabited only by a handful of native Hawaiians, and is generally closed off to tourists. Niihau Helicopters is the only company with flights for outsiders to the “Forbidden Isle.” Twin-engine choppers land at two sites: a beach on Niihau’s north shore and Keanahaki Bay in the south (avoiding Puuwai, where island residents live). Snacks are provided on the half-day tours, which allow you to beachcomb at remote spots. The company also hosts full-day sheep- and wild-boar-hunting safaris.

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Niihau Helicopters and Safaris

The seldom-visited and fascinating island of Niihau off the coast of Kauai is inhabited only by a handful of native Hawaiians, and is generally closed off to tourists. Niihau Helicopters is the only company with flights for outsiders to the “Forbidden Isle.” Twin-engine choppers land at two sites: a beach on Niihau’s north shore and Keanahaki Bay in the south (avoiding Puuwai, where island residents live). Snacks are provided on the half-day tours, which allow you to beachcomb at remote spots. The company also hosts full-day sheep- and wild-boar-hunting safaris.