Testimonials

To all our past and present guests – Thank You!  At the end of every year we sift through the emails and the photos from all of you and it never fails to give us goose bumps, it never fails to make us happy (and a little sad), and it never fails to remind us of the power and beauty of our wild places and, even more importantly, of the unique and remarkable people we are lucky enough to spend time with on the river every season.

So, with your continued support, wonderful personalities, and adventurous spirits we will continue to keep and attract the best guides anywhere. We will continue to reshape the way river travel is run and to work towards setting the standard in trip quality and environmental responsibility. And we will continue to run rivers and add adventures that are the best in their class and that are off the beaten path.

To all past and present guests a huge –

“THANK YOU!”

For those who have not been on a rafting trip with us below are some highlights and then a rolling list of testimonials as they come in from our guests. You can also check out TripAdvisor.com and Yelp.com for even more. Enjoy!


  • California Salmon Rafting

    "What a premier company you have got going! I have been rafting with groups for over 20 years and you guys are DELUXE! The little things go along way in demonstrating the class act you provide."
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Momentum Rafting doesn't do themselves justice. We were extremely pleasantly surprised with the great food, the small groups, the knowledge shared, and the amazing river!! SO much less commercial than our last trip and so much more time on the river. And all at a really great price given all the extras."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "This is a top-notch rafting company. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Amazing attention to detail, fun but safe, guides are AMAZING. And the food rocks too."
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Pete, My husband and I just came back from the Upper Klamath rafting trip that we won in this year’s Willow Wind auction. Wow! What a fabulous trip! We were so impressed with the guides, the food, the camp, the food, the organization and attention to detail, the food, the river itself – oh, and the food! (There was even chocolate birthday cake with strawberries, delectable!). It was all amazing and we both feel so lucky that we got to go. Thanks for making it possible!"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "I was not sure how I would feel about an all day river rafting Class 4 rapids trip having very little experience rafting and being generally risk adverse! However, this was a wonderful experience for me, as well as my husband and 13 and 17 yo children. Our guide, Anthony, inspired absolute confidence and skillfully negotiated the rapids. The trip was beautiful and fun and jumping into the river and swimming at the end of the trip was also a highlight."
  • California Salmon Rafting

    "“As someone who has rafted on commercial trips all over the western U.S. for over 15 years now, I can say without hesitation that your company is the FINEST outfit I have rafted with. The Cal Salmon trip was probably the best trip I have ever been on.” "
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "I went on this four-day river trip for my birthday with family and friends. We very much enjoyed Momentum's guide's leadership and boating experience (25 yrs each!) and I don't know what I will do for an encore next year.....but trips such as this are hard to beat! The wild life (bears, bald eagles, deer, fish, ducks) and historical landmark visits made the trip more interesting. The food was awesome, and the campsites (they did all the work) were unsurpassed. Staying at the Galice resort the eve before the put-in made morning start easy. Two hour drive back to Galice smooth. A very fun trip for seniors, young adults and teenagers. Saw others on the river who brought young children....so a adventure for all ages. "
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Dear Pete, You can refer ANYONE to me ANYTIME and I will be happy to "represent" how absolutely incredible the trip down the Upper K is. Besides the remote and spectacular location and fantastic whitewater, to have the good fortune to enjoy you and Derek on my Birthday trip was beyond compare! We've come to appreciate your usual attention to EVERY TINY detail but for this trip, you were over the top! Among "BEST Birthdays" EVER, you shared so generously of your time, talent while keeping us IN the boat, never even needing to call a left or right turn you are so skilled! But the safety overall and the obvious caring you take to assure each guest has that "once in a lifetime to remember" experience is what sets Momentum over the top. Our sincere and muchly felt gratitude to you and Derek and that we will be back next year for our next whitewater adventure. You are a treasure Pete, your business and associates reek of what's important to you, how lucky for us! Lisa and the "WWSS girls""
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "It was a lot of fun and you were excellent guides. We all felt safe and relaxed and well cared for. Peter and I agreed it was the best organised river trip we have ever been on and Peter especially has been on a lot. Please do pass our thanks on to Pete and Johnny too. Yes, we would love to come down the Rogue with you next summer. We will be in touch closer to the time!"
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "I just wanted to thank you again for the great Illinois trip a few weeks ago, it was definitely one of the best multi-day trips I have ever been on and, as usual, the attention to detail that you and your guides adhere to is astounding and very much appreciated"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "What a fantastic trip. The whole trip was a perfect escape from reality, with a top-notch team to help me unplug. Alan, Orea and Anthony were the amazing team that led us down the 3 day/2 night lodge trip down the Rogue. They were kind, friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable about the river and history of the area. We stayed at two lodges along the way, both were rustic and in line with what we expected. You can't beat having a hot shower after a long day on the river. The meals that Momentum cooked and prepared were also fantastic. I never left hungry and all the cooking was with fresh, simple ingredients. I highly recommend going on a trip with Momentum (my family has done several, but this was my first), they are a first class operation that is focused on you having a memorable, enjoyable experience."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "This was our first trip with Momentum, a three-day lodge trip down the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River. Three generations of my family were able to take the trip thanks to the thoughtful and thorough support of our guides. It was a trip we didn’t think we’d ever be able to take because of my 74-year-old father’s lower back issues. However, thanks to an imaginative seating solution from Alan involving a cooler and lawn chairs, my father and his wife were able to ride in a raft safely, securely, and comfortably for the entire trip! We were incredibly impressed with Alan, Brad, and Mike’s attention to detail throughout the trip, and their commitment to making it a memorable experience for our family. This was a “bucket list” trip for my dad (who had gone down the same stretch of river in the 1960s) and stepmother, and the fact they were able to do it in comfort and style on their “thrones” in the raft was such a treat for all of us. We were so impressed with the way Alan (and Brad and Mike) took extra care with the “elders” on the trip, always lending them a hand getting in and out of the boat and making sure they could participate as much as they wanted to, both in the rafts and on the short hikes along the way. He treated them like he’d treat his own parents. In our second raft, Brad provided tons of helpful advice for those who were trying out the duckies, building their confidence and offering support, encouragement, and, when appropriate, mild teasing. (Brad even went so far as to belt out “Eye of the Tiger” for inspiration at one point.) Mike hauled our gear (and food!) ably, efficiently, and with good humor, day after day. His work was largely behind the scenes, but it was obvious that he was a huge contributor to the overall experience. The lunches he prepared were as beautifully presented as they were healthy and delicious. Surprisingly, the dinner our guides prepared for us in a rustic kitchen at Black Bear Lodge was better than the one we got from the “professionals” at Paradise Lodge! By the end of the trip, it was as if we had three new members of the family—our guides were joining in the teasing and joking like they’d known us for years. Oh, and the river and the scenery were spectacular too! There were plenty of thrills, plenty of beautiful quiet spots, and fabulous wildlife (river otters, turtles, herons, bald eagles, deer). Thank you for creating such a memorable experience with a high-quality trip and phenomenal staff. We're already planning our next trip...."
  • California Salmon Rafting

    "I think I have been on a half dozen trips with Momentum (and dozens with other river outfitters so I know what I am talking about in this one limited area). Momentum rocks! Absolutely the best in every category. The guides are unbelievable in their knowledge of the suroundings and in their ability to make everyone feel welcome and challenged. The food is first class. Every trip is pure fun from dawn till late night. Website does a spectacular job of helping to select the best trips -- with buddies, with kids or with the grandparents. Excellent value. "
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "I've rafted and kayaked rivers throughout the West. Our 6 days with Momentum on the Main Stem of Idaho's Salmon River was a good as it gets. The guides were experienced, hardworking, and attentive. Momentum's policy of hiring only guides with at least 8 years' experience is unusual, and it clearly is working for them."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "If you've never been on a rafting trip, go to MOMENTUM. If you have gone with another company and you thought you had a good time, try MOMENTUM. For those of you who have rafted with them, you already know....No IPADS, no TV, no Phones. It really resets your body and mind..."
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "I know it’s rare, but Momentum is a company that delivers everything they promise. I have been rafting with many outfitters but they set the standard. Great guides, great food, great gear, great times. We had an amazing trip..."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "Robyn, We had a great trip. It was good family time. I must say I have never had such luxurious camping before in my life. You guys did a great job and the food was fabulous. Thanks so much for everything!"
  • Lower Owyhee

    "It was a glorious trip. The scenery was as fantastic as we had anticipated and the weather even cooperated. The tents were easy, the pads cushy, the splash jackets perfect and the food terrific. But the contribution that you guides made to the enjoyment of the trip was immeasurable!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "I am holding Momentum Rafting completely responsible for turning my entire family in to a bunch of....White Water Junkies!!!! There are very few times when all of us, with 3 teenagers, are all on the same page and 100% happy and present in an activity. This was one of those times. When our guide Robyn told our 3 kids to sit in the front of the raft and to simply enjoy a fun rapid that was coming up, and then proceeded to plow the raft in to a giant standing wave that completely drenched everyone on board, was one of the great highlights of our trip. The squeals and screams were priceless. All of the guides and the fabulous support crew worked extra hard to christen a new camp site and to make sure that everyone was well taken care of. The food was wonderful and the stories were entertaining. We are already scouting for our next river to conquer!! Thanks Pete!!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "We are frequent flyers with Momentum. We have followed Pete and his expert crew from the rural Illinois river to the Futaleufu in Chile. This years trip was another amazing experience, The 3 day lodge trip on the Rogue provided abundant wildlife and comfortable beds. If you are looking for a raft company in Oregon or Northern Calif. look no further....go with Momentum."