If you’re on island December through March, don’t miss the chance to watch humpback whales from Alaska frolic in island waters, often with their calves. Though you may spot whales spouting or breaching from the shore, a whale-watching cruise from Kaunakakai provides front-row seats. Molokai Fish & Dive (www.molokaifishanddive.com; [tel] 808/553-5926) and Molokai Ocean Tours (www.molokaioceantours.com; [tel] 808/553-8391) offer 2-hour tours for $79 and $75, respectively.