Testimonials

"What just might be the best commercial rafting company in North America. The trips are spectacular beyond description, the guides are the best of the best, the food is incomparable, and the customers are treated like royalty."
  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!

  • "An adventure of epic proportions! Our trip was intimate, exciting, and challenging. Great water, even greater food, and our superior guides created the perfect atmosphere for river revelry! Ken had never been in an IK, and now he is hooked. We look forward to our next trip with you!"
  • "Hi, guys. Again, many thanks for fine trip!! Glad you enjoyed the beer. Hope your season is a good one. -- Ken "
  • " Quick e-mail to say I am one very happy camper!! Trip was wonderful, equipment great, fellow travelers fun, and terrific food. Anthony and Adam did a very fine job, worked their tails off to make everything was safe and enjoyable. Feel free to use me as a reference. "
  • "Pete: Just had to let you know that Rachel Ward is probably the best raft guide that I have ever rafted with. (and I’ve done some major rivers) We were all fairly terrified of the Middle Owyhee, especially in the beginning, and she kept us safe, well fed, and happy. Jason and Adam were great too. Thanks for employing such a world class veteran. Please give her a bonus. Nancy"
  • "You were all great! I couldn't have had a better crew of guides and cooks for my first raft adventure. Thanks so much. "
  • "Your excursion was awesome, the food unbelievable (didn’t expect anything that great on a raft trip) and the guides were super. I’ve never seen five people work so hard and make it look so effortless. They really treated us like royalty. Trying to put together a trip with my family for next May. Will definitely call on Momentum…..special request for Anthony. Thanks for the memories!!! "
  • "Thank you very much for a great time on the Owyhee river a few weeks ago. Your service was excellent and each guide worked extremely hard making a low water run super fun and a memorable experience. We are already thinking about the Salmon in the near future. With your outstanding service how could we refuse? I’ve been on several multi-day private trips and know to a certain extent the work and planning that goes into making a trip successful. This past trip fits the bill as far as I can see and then some. Honestly, I personally can’t recommend any improvements other then make it rain...."
  • "We're headed out on another adventure so I don't have much time for all the great feelings we have about the trip. 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! "
  • "What a fabulous crew! A more hardworking, congenial group is hard to imagine. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful river with the "Buffalo River Rats"!"
  • "I had a great time on the Owyhee last month. It is a beautiful river, sometimes exciting, sometimes tranquil, and always desolate(isn't that part of what it makes it so beautiful?!) I wanted to write to you to tell you how impressed I was with the professionalism and talent of the three guides on the trip, Rachel, Anthony, and Alan. They were all fine cooks. They are incredibly nice people, with unlimited patience, superb social and leadership skills. Most importantly, their skills, experience, and knowledge on the river were outstanding, giving me confidence and eliminating concern for four fun filled days in Sunny Eastern Oregon! "
  • "Thanks for such a fabulous trip. Food awesome! River technique fabulous to watch! "
  • "Anthony, Glenn, Erik, Adam, Jason (and Julie)- We're headed out on another adventure so I don't have much time for all the great feelings we have about the trip. 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! Hopefully everyone will stay up for the reunion trip next year and hopefully we will pick a river you can take us on. Thanks!! Leslie "
  • "You are the BEST! We so appreciate your hard work on the river and off and your great sense of humor. We loved your company, the canyons, the river, the meals. What a fabulous trip. Thank you!"
  • "Hi Rachel, Thanks for your message! Wow, it's strange to think that less than a month ago we were on that wild, beautiful river. Now I'm back in England, looking for a job and wondering if I can live in a place that has just so many people! What I do know is that I'll be back in Oregon before long. "
  • "Hi all, I can speak for all of us that this was a very successful trip. It was filled was dramatic weather conditions, the drive to the river had thunder and lightning storms with an added touch of hail thrown in. Waking up to about 3-inches of snow outside our motel. Driving to the put in in 5-6 inches through the pass from Jordan Valley to Rome. Starting out our trip with snow flurries and 30 degree blowing snow. The rest of the trip was a mix of fun filled day and evenings bonding with others on the trip. The guides-Mike, Mara, and Adam were all very good at knowledge of the river and taking the time to get to know everyone on the trip. Food was great and lots of it. The side hike we took was one that I will never forget. Took lots of pics. I have been rafting for 24yrs on some of the worlds best and biggest and this trip will rank right up there with the best. I would like to thank you guys for all your hard work and the time that you took to make this a trip that all of us will remember a lifetime. I hope more people will take the time to explore this region. Job well done. Thank you, Rick Jackson(Dr. Tent) "
  • "Hi Pete- We are still high from our trip with down the Middle Owyhee! Being from Alaska we were wondering what the wilderness experience would be like and it was blow-out magical. The portage was something out of some ultimate challenge obstacle course and you all made it look like you do it every day. I would also like to thank you for your careful approach to safety without compromising any fun or sense of adventure. Cool, calm, man of few words, but just enough, Pete, you could also be a floatplane pilot! Our sincere thanks again, to you, Eric, Mike and Sam."
  • "WE LOVED the trip, and are already getting mileage from the snow story. I have a lot more to add, but will wait until I have some time. Hope this week's trip is easier. Caroline"