"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 -
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!
5"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." - Melody
5"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. "
5"“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.” " - Pual
5"I know it's rare, but Momentum is a company that delivers everything they promise. Great guides, great food, great gear, great times. Support this company!
Ironically, after rushing off the river and to the airport, my monday evening flight was cancelled. That said, after staring down the haystack of The White House at 2650 cfs Iâ€™m fully satisfied to have tackled some class V and made it home without being thrown from the boat. And since Eric nearly fell out of the boat twice, itâ€™s probably for the best... I didnâ€™t want to save him a 3rd time. He just head-butted the water one too many times.
As you say... you canâ€™t control the river, but you can control the food. I have to tell you again what a great job you guys did with the meals. In Los Angeles, I get plenty of noteworthy meals at the finest five star restaurants. The produce and local fare, and the taste and quality of everything you served was fantastic. You were accommodating to special requests, and had plenty of options (and quantity) for all. Iâ€™m very impressed and would highly recommend the trip to anyone.
Itâ€™s still a shame we couldnâ€™t hit the Cal-Salmon but hopefully the next time cooperates. And after the great time we all had, itâ€™s very likely there will be a next time with you guys.
Thanks again for guiding us through your beautiful northern Cali locale, and please... Everyone... Practice your bocce ball skills before we show up again.
5"Thank you so very much for one of the best water experiences I have ever had. As an avid open ocean sailor, I get adrenaline rushes very often while on the water. However, this ranks up there with the best of all of the sailing I have done. Beyond your expertise and concise instruction, your overall customer interaction and service was something I have never experienced before in any environment. This, along with the gourmet culinary skills, has me already considering my next trip with your company. "
5"Just returned from my trip on the Cal-Salmon/Scott Rivers. I live in Cincinnati and this is my second year with Momentum in Oregon/California. Need I say more? Momentum delivers everything it promises - awesome, safe rafting; excellent guides; excellent food; and incredibly friendly people. Thanks especially to our guide, Anthony. You were awesome. " - Chris
5"This was my second trip with Momentum, and my first multi-day trip. Despite weather that was less than cooperative, this was the best rafting trip I have done so far, and I have done a fair number of rivers in several different countries! All the guides were great, and I still remember all the names, even though I have a terrible memory for names! Pete laid on a wine tasting that had not been advertised, and I know everyone had a wonderful time! My raft's guide, Anthony, was outstanding. Alan was very welcoming when I arrived at camp later than expected the first day. Mike, Simon and Rebecca were great, and Reynaldo did a fine job. The food was fantastic and well-appreciated by all. We finished the second day's run a little early, so Pete led a few of us on a 6-mile hike through a beautiful canyon. All in all, this was one fine trip, and I would certainly use this company again -- I'm hoping I can do the Chile trip one of these years!"
5"First time river rafting at age 58 and we did class 4 rapids. We had early teen kids up to age 65 on our trip. With Eric's professionalism and experience and commands regularly blasting in my ear, we did great and I had an absolute blast. Would recommend this guide, company and trip without qualification to anyone."
5"Hey pete we just wanted to write you and thank you for a great trip. We understand you work hard owning your own business and we really appreciated it. We had a great time and loved sharing that with Masanori he also had a great time. Your guides are all great guys and hope to hang out with them again. Thank you again and let me know if you ever need help with any of your trips I would love to help. -Dave "
5"It was certianly a great time on the river! I thank you for making it all so good, especially for my family. You are all so much fun to be around. I was amazed by the set-up you all provided. A special thanks to Pete for running such a great company, hiring great people and maintaining a laid back attitude. Kudos. Also thank you for being such a competent guide, keeping us afloat isn't easy in all situations, but you did it. The area was full of wild beauty and you knew so many answers to my questions. I definitley respect the knowledge people gain about their area. The trip was the best graduation gift I could ever get. You guys rock! Have a sweet summer.
5"Pete, what a great trip, you are a class act, the wine and cheese was fabulous and the food has been the best I've ever experienced on a river trip. The Salmon River was the second most beautiful river I've rafted, next to the Grand Canyon. Also it was very challenging. Will be pretty disappointing to go down the Kern after this trip.
Will have to do the Scott next time we are up there. Many thanks again, cannot wait to go up there again! Cheers, Lynne
5"Anthony and Simon (and Fay), Wonderful trip to a stunning river! We appreciated every aspect of the trip -- the river, the guides and staff, THE FOOD AND WINE, the attention to detail, the great conversation and especially the professionalism of everyone involved. Best wishes for the rest of the season and we hope/plan to see you again on a river somewhere. "
5"Erik- Thank you for such a great time. We really enjoyed our time with your crew on and off the river. What a great experience, I will definitely be recommending this company to anyone who is interested in this sort of adventure. I would have loved to do Last Chance and Freight Train over and over again, those were the best! Thanks again! Take care.
5"I and six of my friends in our mid 20s did a 4 day trip with Momentum (three days on the Cal Salmon and one day on Clear Creek). I could not speak more highly of this outfitter: guides were friendly and knew what they were doing, food was spot on, and the place was incredible. Highly recommend." - Alex
5"It was a great trip. Haley said it was one of her favorite vacation trips ever. We'll definitely do another trip in the future. Your whole staff and crew was great, it made the trip that much better.
I just wanted to touch bases with you and thank you for the incredible Cal Salmon/Scott trip this last weekend. The Salmon at 3000 cfs was a very different river from 3 years ago at a much lower flow, and the Scott at 1000 cfs was very technical and fun as hell! Erik did a great job on the oars as always, and Schuler rapid in particular was long, complex, and very challenging. The food was extraordinary, the camping deluxe, and all the other guests fun to be with. And I even got all my final exams all graded (I finished this at the Weed Motel 6 Monday evening)!! Next up for me is Moss Canyon/Rossasco Ravine on the north Yuba in 2 weeks, then a bunch of stuff in Colorado culminating with Gore Canyon (with AVA) in early August.
With regard to the Middle Owyhee next year: Easter in 2011 is April 24, so I will have April 16 (Sa) - April 24 (Su) as my spring break. So hopefully you will run a trip on the MO during that time. If you do, I can guarantee you I will go on it barring unforseen circumstances (it would be best if it would not start right ON the 16th or end right ON the 24th, so I could have at least a day to travel each way). Also, I would like to go on the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser trip sometime in the future if you could schedule it to end prior to Aug. 12, but that trip is probably more likely to work for me 2 years from now rather than next year.
Thanks again, and I hope for your continued success, and success with all of your future plans for Momentum. I think that it is terriffic that you are always pushing the envelope, trying new things. I hope you don't work too hard though.
5"Great spring trip with excellent Momentum staff of Anthony, Simon and Fay. Professional, safe, experienced, attentive and personable. Well run and reliable company that is in this business for the "long paddle". Would recommended it to anyone and will be coming back. "
Thanks for yet another great week of rafting! I'm always impressed with your business and how hard you work to learn and grow and make it better--congratulations! You have put together a special group of people and create some wonderful experiences for the rest of us--thank you.
5"Just finished 3 days on the Cal-Salmon and Scott rivers with Momentum (May 2016). This was the rafting experience of a lifetime - big water I never thought I would do, pristine scenery, great guides and amazing camp food" - Leo