Who We Are
Miramichi River Boat
Tours has served visitors to Miramichi for 9 years with our unique brand of “Miramichi hospitality”. Our
boat, the Max Aitken is a 50 passenger fully licensed and Transport Canada approved tour boat spread over 2 levels for an
ultimate touring experience. The vessel is fully equipped with all safety equipment including life jackets and life
raft There is also a washroom facility and licensed bar on board.
About your Captain... and Captains
Born and raised in Miramichi, your captain, Azade Hache is
French Acadian with 10 years tour experience and 30 years on the water. He is certified and fully bilingual. His extensive
knowledge of the river and its history makes a trip aboard the "Max" informative and unforgettable. Each tour is
unique and personal. Joining Captain Hache are his father, Azade Hache Sr. and Maggie Bowes, our bilingual student.
Miramichi History and Your Tour
Miramichi has a rich
and unique history. First Nations people have hunted and fished its shores for thousands of years. French Acadiens settled
here and hundreds lost their lives during the Acadian Expulsion. Historic sites and archeological remains tell their story
of struggle and sorrow. Tall pines and a vast fishery brought William Davidson here in the late 18th century and Miramichi’s
rich shipbuilding heritage began. The Irish settled on the river during the Potato famine in the mid nineteenth century. This
history remains and is brought to life for you as you cruise the shores of this historic river and the proud people who call
it home. During your tour you will see historical buildings and sites from the water and be able to touch history with on
board living history displays. You may also see nesting eagles, a First nations food fishery, gaspereau fishers, and of course
the king of the river...is often spotted, leaping out of the water... the famed Miramichi salmon.