NO MAN IS AN ISLAND DEPT.: “Hawaii Five-O” star SCOTT CAAN publicly apologized for derogatory remarks he made about our 50th state on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” chat show – but quietly told pals he dreads living on the tropical island for months at a time SO much that he wants to quit the show.

“Scott thinks Hawaii’s boring and he’s always antsy to get back to the mainland,” says My AlohaSpy.

“All his pals are either in New York or LA and he feels cut off – so he’s told execs he wants off the show at season’s end, but producers intend to make him fulfill his contract.

"Stay tuned."