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!


  • Rogue River Trail Running

    "What an incredible adventure! I truly appreciate how hard your team worked to ensure that our group had an amazing time, and we absolutely did. The trail running was awesome and not only were Mike and Ryan there every step of the way (literally) to ensure we made it to our next destination safely, they were a whole lot of fun to run with. Impressive ultra runners and truly great guys. The river team (Tyler and Craig) was equally impressive. With a boat waiting in case we opted not to run, camp ready when we arrived, and plenty of exceptionally delicious food to enjoy (vegans did not miss out!!). I loved how your team worked together to make the experience fun and memorable. I can't stress enough how much we appreciate your dedication to creating a great trip for the whole group (with very diverse needs) and your attention to every detail. Our Rogue River running trip did not disappoint. The river was gorgeous, the trail challenging, the company (Momentum) exceptional, and a snake ate a fish. I have nothing but rave reviews. Many many thank yous. "
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "We've been savoring our time ever since. You were a great team; a wonderful lead---calm while watchful---and our Girls grew by paddles, rows and splashes. Keep caring, cooking and laughing the wonderful way you all do. - Rick"
  • California Salmon Rafting

    "Hello lovely people! Jack and i loved our adventure and have already told folks your trips are a must, esp living in Ashland. We are going to hope to join you on your 2011 Wild and Scenic Rogue trip. I was quite scared on the drive down, but not once - not even one time did I feel scared in the water. We were having so much fun that I couldn't stop laughing out loud every time we went through a rapid... all thanks to your guides' emphasis on safety, their skill set and knowledge base. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all of you and your experience reading the water. Also, the food was dreamy; healthy, organic energy food made us all happy :) Thank you so much - we will be back! (I even got to see my first bear in the wild on the trip home - this cute as can be little bear cub was clinging with all fours to a tree trunk along the road.) "
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "Pete, We appreciate you ordering the perfect weather for this Illi trip. It is a wonderful river that I would absolutely do again. We enjoyed your great skills as a group leader and guide. You run a top notch company and should take great pride in doing things the right way. I have been paddling for over 40 years and can honestly say that I would experience any river anywhere with you. We look forward to enjoying another river with you soon. Thank you for a great time on the Illi. Kim"
  • Lower Owyhee

    "We had a great time also. We were very impressed with your rafting and cooking skills. We will be doing a trip advisor in the next couple of days- it will be great, of course."
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Trip was fantastic. Well organized, comfortable, safe yet exhilarating, amazing food and guides (Mike and Andy) that were extremely competent and wonderfully personable. Felt like family (the good kind of family) by the end of the trip. Mona"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "Thanks Anthony- we had a blast- hopefully next year we will do the Cal Salmon- take care and good luck with everything. Jason "
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Dear Alan and Mike, Of course - it was wonderful! Amelia and Gavriella BOTH begin college this week, and I together with my wife (Lisa) embark upon empty-nesthood. The trip on the Upper Klamath was beautiful for us. We enjoyed getting to know the other members of the group - and while you all worked your tails off, we had great fun. Needless to say - the RIVER is spectacular. We'll be back! Joey"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "We had a great time. The guides were great. We would certainly highly recommend the trip Mark Silver "
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "Thanks again for everything! We truly had a fantastic time and will cherish those 4 days along the Rogue River for many years to come. You and Hooper did an outstanding job! Thanks for taking such good care of us!"
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "Hello Pete, Thank you to the whole of Momentum for organizing a splendid river adventure. My son, husband and I returned Sunday from the Rogue Wilderness Lodge trip and it was the highlight of our summer. My son is turning 15 this fall and is athletic and adventurous by nature but had no idea how much fun and challenge he was going to have. He smiled the entire trip, as did Phillip and I. The beauty of the Rogue and the Siskiyou Mountains was a feast for the senses. We saw animal life that we'd hoped to see (bear, mink, fox, otters, orange crayfish, water turtles, bald eagles, osprey) that we just don't have in Palo Alto, California. The white water was terrific for beginners (quickly turned intermedieates) and provided extended excitement and challenge for Phillip and Chris particularly when they learned to surf. Once they slipped into the inflatables (first day) they never returned to the raft. The lodges were the perfect choice for us, and we loved both of them for different reasons. If a person can't love Paradise, then life really is hopeless. The lodge was beautiful and spacious itself but it wasn't just the comfortable accommodations that made it special - the entire property cradled us in it's serene and natural beauty and provided a dreamy ending to a dreamy day. Let me gush about your guides for a moment. Alan led the trip and Mike guided our supply boat. They are two of the most wonderful mentors we could have hoped to lead us on the river. Alan's knowledge is deep and wide; his demeanor matched the serenity of the surroundings which caused us to pay attention to both the wilderness history and the rules he imparted while on his boat. He was not just a guide, he was a wonderful teacher and successfully shared his palpable love of this stretch of the Rogue. I'd even go so far as to say he possessed a little magic about him: twice he got us on hikes up tributaries that ended in these river pools the likes of which you see in National Geographic, and he did so just before other bigger groups arrived. We came upon these pools as if we were the only humans in the region which added a special "just for you" quality to the hikes. Mike could not have been more delightful. He too was profoundly knowledgeable. His ease, grace, humor, and willingness to share his love of rafting captured our imaginations for hours. Chris decided he looked like the movie character, Wolverine, and he was given this moniker for our trip. Your care and attention to our meals was evident and greatly appreciated. Your thoughtful approach to reducing our impact on the wilderness is deeply appreciated and respected. It's better than nice knowing we may have had little negative impact on the river. Your drivers at the take out were courteous and again, engaging. Oh yes, I realize you cannot predict what groups will get along when paired together for three days - sometimes it works and sometimes not. Well, we loved the Seymour family and all eight of us got on beautifully which of course added to the expansive joy experienced by all. From my initial contact with your company throughout our time with you, my/our experience was superlative. We have been and will continue telling everyone we come into contact with what a special encounter we had and to investigate Momentum. Thank you so very much. fondly, rpm "
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "I want to thank you for your guidance on the river, your patience and respect towards my children, and making our first time rafting the pleasurable time that it was. Marc "
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "Trip was great- Alan,Simon and Faye were excellent! Have not been on the river since my college kayaking days but I am now excited to get back out. Will definitely pass along your outfit and recommend! -Mark"
  • "THANK YOU, Wendy and I had the time of our lives on the Lower K! The river was breathtakingly beautiful, the food was exquisite, and you guys made everything fun! (Wendy has not stopped gushing about the river sauna since we got back!) Kevin "
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "This was our second trip with Momentum on the Rogue with the team of Eric, Arden, and Alan. If you are trying to get a group of busy people together, this is the perfect quick trip: 3 days and 2 nights on the river with comfortable cabin on night 1 and then the spectacular Paradise lodge. Excellent food and libation, but it never hurts to bring some extra booze. I suggest you stay the night before and the night after at the Galice Resort to start mellowing out! Inflatable kayaks enhance the experience and guarantee that you will eventually take a little swim! But Eric and Arden will keep you safe, so no need to be timid! Forward 2!!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "Nine member of my family ages 13-73 had the most fantastic trip. Guides so professional, food outstanding, scenery unsurpassed, every need supplied. The option of having kayaks as well as having rafts gave adventure to all ages. Camping for 3 nights and rafting 4 days was the best. "
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "Hi Erik, Your leadership of the trip helped make it a great experience for everyone. Everyone came back without any injuries and still had a terrific experience. Thanks for being a great leader and teacher. -Jeff"
  • California Salmon Rafting

    "Hello, Pete! I just wanted to let you know what an amazing weekend we had on the Salmon. I'd also like to thank Anthony, Rachel and Derek for being such amazing hosts to us. We were blown away by the hospitality. Not only are they extremely professional on the river but great people to be around in camp! I could not think of better people to show us such an amazingly good time than those three. Please send our regards and well wishes for the future to all to them! I will definitely be recommending Momentum to anyone I know that will be rafting in California and Oregon. Thanks again! "
  • California Salmon Rafting

    "Kudos to Team Momentum. Masters of whitewater, cuisine and logistics. We had a terrific time and look forward to future trips."
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "This has to have been the best trip ever! I have been on guided hunting trips, climbs and rafting trips and nothing compares with Momentum. Our guide Tyler was very skilled and instilled confidence in his paddlers. He did not skirt around any white water, we hit it all. And he is an excellent bar tender and cook as well, along with Pete the owner. The camp, the food the equipment and the white water were everything one could hope for. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. Hope to see you soon. -Ron"