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!


  • Lower Klamath River Rafting

    "The Best – Our family has been on two rafting trips with Momentum, the Klamath and the Rogue, and they were really first rate. The guides are very experienced and great company, the food is excellent, and they make sure you have a wonderful ride without compromising safety in any way. They go the extra mile on everything e.g. providing gluten free food for one of our party, sending out a guide early in the morning to get the best camping sites, playing games with the kids in the evenings and so on. An extra notch above any other rafting company we have been with. Highly recommended."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "Momentum Guides & Trips are Amazing – We did a 4 day trip down the Rogue River. The entire adventure was flawless and amazing. The guides are fun smart and provide Ritz Carlton like service in the wilderness– obviously the bathroom situation is a bit tough on us city folk 🙂 You spend each day rafting, kayaking and/or swimming down a very scenic river only to arrive at at a charming campsite. The execution from start to finish is well orchestrated and eases all burdens for the people who have wilderness-deficit."
  • "Flawless! – Couldn’t imagine a better run trip from A-Z. Loved the guides and the vibe surrounding the entire trip. If I’m ever looking to do another trip I will reach out to Momentum to go with them or even for advice on other companies if they don’t run that area…they are just great people."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "A huge Thank You!! We absolutely loved the trip and I can truly say that you guys at Momentum are the best guides and crew I’ve ever worked with. And thanks for letting me row! :)!"
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "This was our 6th trip with Pete and Momentum! The quality of the guides remains stellar! Thank you Rebecca, Jeff and Jane, it was great to be in your company. I have been rafting with my friends for 30 years and Momentum always takes EVERYTHING up a notch. The food is gourmet, in fact no desire to go out to dinner after 6 days on the river because we knew nothing would compare in quality!!"
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "Never before have I had every expectation met, and, once met, utterly surpassed to the point of obliteration. Maybe someday I’ll get to slide down the gravity well of a black hole. Until then, there’s Momentum… The guides on our trip embodied a quiet confidence and calm competence that was infectious. Never once did I feel endangered, even beneath my kayak in the middle of a rapid– it happens, and I enjoyed the ride… Momentum guides could lead a one-way expedition to Mars, and I’d sign up tomorrow. They also have some great late-night stories– and the night skies have never been so clear to my jaded eyes. The other guests on our trip were equally amazing. Between the guides and the guests, I have never been surrounded by so many kindred spirits. We were all there for a true time-of-our-lives, guides and guests alike. Once our child is barely old enough, we’re absolutely inflicting him on some folks. The brochure proclaims gourmet meals in the wilds of, in our case, Idaho. “Gourmet” does not adequately describe the effort and attention given to these meals. To get off an already amazing day on the river to an already prepared spread of brie and crackers was mind-blowing. Every single meal, breakfast lunch or dinner, was nutritious and deeply soul-satisfying. I was enabled to make the best sandwich I have ever made for myself beside a creek across from an abandoned mine trail. I took photos of that sandwich. These guides truly do love food and sharing their love of cooking as much as they love sharing their love of nature. I cannot recommend Momentum River Expeditions more highly. I’m not naive enough to believe that I’ve made friends for life on this trip, but I can honestly say that I met people with whom I would want to be friends with for the rest of my life. "
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "2 words…beyond expectation! With so many ‘tourist’ type companies operating these days, we were hoping the experience would live up to the blurb. It was better! Special thanks to Arden who is an amazing lady….one of a kind. Within minutes of meeting, we felt relaxed, safe and knew we were in good hands. Our 2 girls (aged 7 and 8) loved their first ever rafting experience as did Mummy and Daddy. Arden could not have done more to make it a lifelong memorable experience for us all. Thank you again…Maria, Richard and the girls."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "Our group of 4 went with Erik and Beth down the Rogue River for 3 days. It was a combo white water raft/kayak trip. The guides were excellent, the food and accommodations were superb, and the trip was one of the best I have ever been on. I have booked trips in Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, and many other locales. Momentum is by far has the best guides and service. The Rogue River trip is great for families, friends, and people of all ages. I highly recommend this adventure!"
  • "Thank you Pete for providing a first class business. Each trip with Momentum proves again what a high quality service you provide. Your guides, Anthony, Jeff and, of course Beth are excellent representatives of your company. Safety, service, adventure and attention to detail are trademarks for you and your company. I admit I was out of my element the first couple of days, but, I always felt safe with your crew. Thanks Pete for lifetime memories."
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "Mike and I returned last week from our Salmon River trip. I just wanted to let you know that we found it absolutely fantastic! It was a little bit hard to wrap my mind around the idea of “camping” in the same sentence as “luxury”—I’m not really used to having my gear packed off, my tent set up, and appetizers waiting—but it was fantastic in every way. Great staff, great food, very well planned and organized in the many details such as transportation to and from the ends of the river, amounts and variety of food, timing of the details of each day (sending the gear boats off, having meals and appetizers prepared on a schedule). The Salmon River canyon is also a fantastically beautiful area."
  • California Salmon Rafting Safari

    "The guys are still buzzing about the trip, and I think I speak for everyone when I say it was the finest whitewater river that we’ve ever done"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "There are a ton of companies offering river trips in Oregon, and it can be easy to become overwhelmed by promises, prices and hype. Look no further, we’ve done the research, we’ve gone on two Momentum trips in the past few years and this is hands’ down the best. I am not paid by Momentum! I’m just a middle-aged LA working mom who loves to travel and eat! My vacations need to be good, and this one was right at the top of the list."
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "What could we do to make the trip better? Bring a grand piano? Actually, I can’t imagine what you could improve. "
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Ron and I have been on over 25 trips over the last 40 years by far the BEST TRIP, the most enjoyable, keep up the great work."
  • Middle Owyhee

    "The trip was exceptional. Andy is a true talent. He was well-respected as the leader. The team did a great job. I’ve been rafting for 25 years and this was the best team and experience I’ve ever had."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "I am a veteran of over 100 whitewater river rafting/kayaking trips world-wide and I must tell you that absolutely the best outfitter I have experienced is Momentum River Expeditions. From the guide (Arden) to the shuttle driver (Alan) to the food (snack before the trip, lunch part-way down the river, snack at the take-out), to the equipment they use to the river rapids (in my view many long Class IV and one Class V- rapids), this trip was awesome! Not only do I wholeheartedly endorse Momentum for the Upper Klamath but I will book them for trips on the Scott and Cal Salmon also. You would be wise to go with this outfitter!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "“Rafting Outfitter of the Year!” My rafting group (actually, a bunch of middle-aged city-slickers who pretend we are younger than we actually are) has been hitting America’s best whitewater for the past 20 years. To celebrate our 20th year, we rafted the Rogue Wild and Scenic River with Momentum. They were fabulous. (And since our motto is “liberty, fraternity, luxury,” we have high standards. We had rafted with Momentum before, so we had high expectations, but they exceeded even those. We opted for the three day guided Rogue trip with one night camping and one night at the rustic Paradise Lodge (which can only be reached by raft or boat). Everything was perfect. The guides were top-notch. The food was wonderful. (They even made pre-dinner cocktails!) Every detail was attended to. And the river, scenery, and stars were awesome. We most definitely would use Momentum again (and again, and again). Pete (the owner) runs a great outfit, and his staff are second to none. (We were guided by Cooper, Andy, and Mike, by the way. All three were fabulous.) If you are out west and looking for an amazing day or days surrounded by some of the country’s best scenery, give Momentum a call."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "We have just returned from the 4 day River Rogue camping adventure. It exceeded our wildest dreams. We’ve never taken a guided trip like this as a family and it was perfect in every way. The guides (Tyler, Eric and Daniel) were wonderful – you felt like you were in such safe hands as they totally were in control the whole time which meant we could simply relax and have as much fun as possible. I have 9 year old and 14 year old boys and Tyler encouraged them to stretch themselves in the kayaks as far as they could. To see my very small 9 year old bobbing up and down on rapids yet totally loving every second and knowing that Tyler would never let him try anything he couldn’t handle, was wonderful. Both boys, who’d had very limited exposure to kayaking, thrived, grew and relished the experience and grew in confidence. This was the most luxurious camping trip I’ve even been on. It was proper camping – no frills in terms of accommodation – but the food and organization – oh my! I’m a massive foodie and this was incredible. So healthy, so beautifully presented and stylish appetizers, with wine? Incredible. To arrive at camp and have your tent pitched already each night was such a treat. Not having to think about anything, no jobs to do, no arguments about who was washing up…. It was superb. The Rogue scenery was outstanding. So tranquil, so much wildlife to see, so varied. My favorite memory is floating on my back, in the river, for ages, just in awe of the beauty. For a family adventure, we simply could not beat this trip. It will be one of our best vacations ever. Everyone should try a Momentum River Trip once in their life! We however, are already planning our return trip and encouraging as many friends as possible to try it!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "I can’t say enough about how Pete and the team made this experience all about “our” experience, and about “our” adventure. The team couldn’t do enough for us, and did it with great modesty, seemingly vanishing in the background so that the river and our experience would be the main event, not them… I’ve been in the business world a long time, watching people try and fail to develop a service model anywhere close to what the guys pulled off in the wilderness. For me their kindness and caring made the adventure complete and gave me a satisfaction and long lasting impression that I’ll never forget!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "The Most Polished Rafting Experience Ever – Momentum mixes outdoor adventuring with glamping to create a truly unforgettable experience. First and foremost they strive to provide a top notch eating experience in the middle of the woods, and they actually deliver on that promise. They also setup and take down camp, thus the ‘glamping’ vibes. And those accommodations are awesome. From there every activity is meticulously organized so that you get the most from each moment on and off the river. "