As soon as the herring come to Dunmore, from around late October, Brendan is on a lookout for whales through his living room telescope in his house perched on Red Head cliff, ready to go out to greet them as soon as he spots their blow. In this way, he is usually able to pinpoint their location.
Setting out from Dunmore East harbour and travelling about 3 miles from Hook Lighthouse you will be on the lookout for Fin whales, Humpback and Minke whales.
Along with whales you usually also see seals and gannets who also come to feed on herring; with luck you might even catch a glimpse of a killer whale.
Brendan will advise you on how to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime exciting experience by bringing the right equipment for the winter sea conditions (please see also section what to bring).