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!


  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "How many times can you truly say an activity/excursion EXCEED your expectations?? Momentum did this in a big way!! Vikram, Shana, and Lorenzo not only gave us exciting floats down Class IV-V rapids, they also blew us away with their service, hospitality and camp cuisine. The camp was amazing, as it is on a secluded stretch of the river. When is the last time you spend two nights and ALL you heard was the river? You were sleeping in a tent but the nights cooled off in July to the point you were looking for that sleeping bag they gave you! Make no mistake, by camp food, I am talking about international food that was eaten by the picky palates of my teens. I am not listing menu as it changes, but you will not be disappointed. Not only was the food good, it was plentiful…omg, we are eating Again??? These guides aren’t just passing through on their way to a different career, these are educated, world-traveled, highly skilled service-minded people who love to share their passion with others! The conversations in the raft and at camp we akin to watching National Geographic. They should be called “chik a fila” rafting because every request & every need was met with my pleasure. I only have ONE REGRET! My family is now ruined for the “average” raft trip…”"
  • Rogue River Trail Hiking

    "We have traveled with many guide companies in the past including Backroads, Country Walkers, REI, Northwest Frontiers Scotland, Mountain Travel Sobek, etc and can honestly say we have never had a guide any better than Andy. He took great care to make everything run smoothly, accommodated us at every turn, and was always cheerful,patient, and friendly (sounds like the Boy Scout Handbook). Above all he is a genuinely nice guy..."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "I wanted to take a moment to complement you on your company and crew. I took a quick trip down the Upper Klamath last Friday, July 3rd. I checked out your website which was definitely one of the best outfitter sites I've ever seen. I haven't been out on the water as much as I'd like and jumped at the chance to do so. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Eric was my guide for the day and as I'm sure you know his service is second to none. While I can't speak for the rest of the people that day, I can say that he made the experience that much more enjoyable. His knowledge of the area and his craft was nothing short of amazing. While I was with Eric most of the day, Adam, Jon E, and Derek where also equally as awesome; I had the opportunity to pick all of their brains at one point or another during the day. I grew up on the rivers of Montana and used the opportunity with your world class crew to sharpen my knowledge on the rivers of Oregon. Don't worry, I wont be starting an outfitting business anytime soon, I know I wouldn't be able to compete with the business you've started and fostered into a truly great business that has a solid future no matter the economic outlook. Thank you again for providing such a great service. Here at Nike one of the principles we live by is "There is No Finish Line". I employ you to adopt the same mentality. You have a truly great business and will only benefit to continue building upon it. -ACS "
  • Middle Owyhee

    "Dear Pete, I want you to know that I really enjoyed this trip. In addition to the beautiful river, remote location and great food, I want to compliment your exceptional staff. On our trip we had, Sam, Mark, Lorenzo, Julio, Jessica and Austin. What a talented pool of professionals. Smart, skilled, engaging, funny, great cooks, upbeat, world-traveled, highly educated and all-around exceptional people. And, if that was not enough, their guide skills and experience level qualified them as a major league team. My father ran a large company and always told me that a company reflects its management. So you must be a good “CEO” to attract this level of personnel. That you for a great trip with wonderful staff. "
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "We had a fantastic trip with three families rafting the Rogue River. For several of us, it was our first rafting trip, we had a mixture of adults & kids, vegans & carnivores, picky eaters (the kids!) and more, and Momentum not only handled it with grace but prepared excellent food, kept us safe and having fun on the river, and gave us the family trip of a lifetime. We loved it, and we can't wait to do another river with Momentum. Andy, Diego and Derek are fantastic guides; they hosted a fun Rogue wine tasting with local cheeses, the kept us safe on the rapids, setup our tents, played guitar and sang in the evenings - and by the last day we were all sad to leave. We loved being off the grid and in nature. Momentum is excellent and we plan to book a trip with them again!"
  • Lower Owyhee Kayak Expedition

    "I wish I had more than five stars to give! This was my first rafting trip, and I couldn't be more impressed with Momentum River Expeditions. The scenery was awe-inspiring, the food was incredible, but our guides truly made this experience unforgettable. I went on a six-day, raft-supported kayak trip on the Owyhee River, and it was an amazing experience! The setting was breathtaking and the meals were outstanding, but the guides were what made this expedition stand out. Our guides, Andy and Mike, are great at navigating the river, but they are so much more than that! They are great conversationalists, versatile and expansive in their intellectual curiosity; they are careful and thorough teachers (not to mention endlessly patient); they're extraordinarily hard workers; they're calm, thoughtful, witty, and engaging; and they're careful stewards of this stretch of river that they know and love so well. In short, they're perfect ambassadors for Momentum River Expeditions."
  • Middle Owyhee

    "Dear Pete, I want you to know that I really enjoyed this trip. In addition to the beautiful river, remote location and great food, I want to compliment your exceptional staff. On our trip we had, Sam, Mark, Lorenzo, Julio, Jessica and Austin. What a talented pool of professionals. Smart, skilled, engaging, funny, great cooks, upbeat, world-traveled, highly educated and all around exceptional people. And, if that was not enough, their guide skills and experience level qualified them as a major league team. My father ran a large company and always told me that a company reflects its management. So you must be a good “CEO” to attract this level of personnel. That you for a great trip with wonderful staff. "
  • Tatshenshini River Rafting

    "I’ve traveled with Pete on 4 river trips, 4 of them covering multiple days. In every case, his professionalism shines and in each case, my experiences have been nothing less than brilliant."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "Hi Erik-We would love to share our comments, we had such a fun time!! It definitely went above and beyond our expectations. You guys are all very professional and down to earth and your passion shows with the quality of service you provide. Like I said before, you have an amazing company!!! Thanks again. ~Becky"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "My partner and I were used to doing DIY adventure trips so it was such a treat to be looked after by Momentum - with knowledgeable guides, delicious fresh food and lots of time on the river, we are definitely converts to this kind of trip! The trip was the perfect mixture of wild river, wildlife, wilderness and really comfortable beds in warm cabins at night - brilliant accommodation with nice hot showers! We got plenty of river time and our guide Sol made sure we enjoyed the best rapids and got involved in the inflatable kayak and SUP! The food was excellent, and we loved the nice touch of providing local wines and cheeses. We felt a real connection with the guides, they were so welcoming and interested in our lives, and couldn't do enough to ensure we had an epic time. Can't recommend this trip enough!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "Three or so years ago, I made this same journey with a dozen other folks in heartbreakingly beautiful sunny weather — a wonderful trip. THIS time, I dragged my husband along, and together with just two other fellas and our superb guide Anna, we froze our butts off during a couple days of unseasonable rain. Yet, when I think back, all I can recall was the extraordinary natural beauty of the river, the camaraderie of our fellow paddlers, my admiration for our river guide, the comfort of our accommodations, and how grateful I was that second afternoon when we pulled into Paradise Lodge and got our “Rum and Tea” in the bar. Thank you, Momentum — can’t wait till next time!"
  • Rogue 3-Day Lodge Trips

    "I highly recommend Momentum River Expeditions! We did the 3 day lodge to lodge trip that was really the best of wilderness adventure and comfort. The crew were all amazing on the water and off. They created a very fun, educational, engaging, and relaxing environment where all our needs were easily taken care of. I’d join this classy group for another trip anytime! Thank you for the fun and adventure. Melisa - Sept 6-9th Rogue River"
  • Rogue 3-Day Lodge Trips

    "I always thought I needed at least a week to disconnect from work and truly relax - not true! A three day river trip with Momentum on the Rogue completely did the trick. As a matter of fact, at the end of the first morning I already felt like a new person - the river was gorgeous, the rafting so much fun, and the guides phenomenal. I really enjoyed the smaller group compared to prior trips with different companies, it created opportunities to connect with everyone on the trip. Will definitely be back for other trips with momentum!"
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "Our family recently did the 1/2 day Rogue River rafting trip. I wish we had time to do the full day! Our day started with a minor snag but was very quickly fixed by Caleb who went above and beyond to make sure we were set up for a great trip. Our driver was Tina who was a delight to chat with to and from the rafting sight. She gave us some great tips on places to eat. Our rafting guide, Julio, was outstanding! He was so knowledgeable and funny. We were amazed at his stories and places he has rafted. We are looking forward to our next trip so we can plan a longer rafting trip. Thank you for a fantastic experience!"
  • "It was agreat experience. That the tents were always up was very conveniet. The guides were super, the best was the walking art museum, Lorenzo, waht an interesting guide, all were very friendly and approchable. Food was super, enough of everything plus fruits and vegetables. Amazing how fast 6 days can pass. I read ca. 15 years ago "The last opf the mountain man", neat to see his homestead on this trip. The highlight of my summer, my son was also on this trip, and he liked it a lot, too."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "This was beyond the best experience, the guide Vikram was so outstanding very knowledgeable very helpful it was just so much fun!! And Tina was the nicest human I’ve ever met!! I just loved this experience so much. I will return! Todd"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "It was amazing!!!!"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "This is totally worth it! We had a great time with our awesome and knowledgeable guides Andy and Vikram. Thank you!!"
  • Lower Owyhee

    "I have been on many rivers, 38 to be exact. Have used Momentum twice now using guides. Andy and Mike did a great job. One of the best I have encountered using guides. Not only was their guidance down the Owyhee fantastic so was there cooking. I had a friend come along who did not know how to swim. They did a great job in assisting and protecting his experience. They did it so well that he wants some more adventure. Joe Nelson"
  • Middle Owyhee

    "If you ever get the chance to do this fantastic trip, jump on it as hard as you can. This incredible place is only available for rafting at high water during snowmelt, which some years doesn't happen - or the window is very short. Yes, it's cold, and yes, it's wet. But what does one expect in the early spring in the Pacific Northwest? Just frickin' do it!"