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!

  • "I am holding Momentum Rafting completely responsible for turning my entire family in to a bunch of....White Water Junkies!!!! There are very few times when all of us, with 3 teenagers, are all on the same page and 100% happy and present in an activity. This was one of those times. When our guide Robyn told our 3 kids to sit in the front of the raft and to simply enjoy a fun rapid that was coming up, and then proceeded to plow the raft in to a giant standing wave that completely drenched everyone on board, was one of the great highlights of our trip. The squeals and screams were priceless. All of the guides and the fabulous support crew worked extra hard to christen a new camp site and to make sure that everyone was well taken care of. The food was wonderful and the stories were entertaining. We are already scouting for our next river to conquer!! Thanks Pete!!"
  • "If you've never been on a rafting trip, go to MOMENTUM. If you have gone with another company and you thought you had a good time, try MOMENTUM. For those of you who have rafted with them, you already know....No IPADS, no TV, no Phones. It really resets your body and mind..."
  • "Robyn, We had a great trip. It was good family time. I must say I have never had such luxurious camping before in my life. You guys did a great job and the food was fabulous. Thanks so much for everything!"
  • "We are frequent flyers with Momentum. We have followed Pete and his expert crew from the rural Illinois river to the Futaleufu in Chile. This years trip was another amazing experience, The 3 day lodge trip on the Rogue provided abundant wildlife and comfortable beds. If you are looking for a raft company in Oregon or Northern Calif. look no further....go with Momentum."
  • "This is a top-notch rafting company. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Amazing attention to detail, fun but safe, guides are AMAZING. And the food rocks too."
  • "I went on this four-day river trip for my birthday with family and friends. We very much enjoyed Momentum's guide's leadership and boating experience (25 yrs each!) and I don't know what I will do for an encore next year.....but trips such as this are hard to beat! The wild life (bears, bald eagles, deer, fish, ducks) and historical landmark visits made the trip more interesting. The food was awesome, and the campsites (they did all the work) were unsurpassed. Staying at the Galice resort the eve before the put-in made morning start easy. Two hour drive back to Galice smooth. A very fun trip for seniors, young adults and teenagers. Saw others on the river who brought young children....so a adventure for all ages. "
  • "This was our first trip with Momentum, a three-day lodge trip down the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River. Three generations of my family were able to take the trip thanks to the thoughtful and thorough support of our guides. It was a trip we didn’t think we’d ever be able to take because of my 74-year-old father’s lower back issues. However, thanks to an imaginative seating solution from Alan involving a cooler and lawn chairs, my father and his wife were able to ride in a raft safely, securely, and comfortably for the entire trip! We were incredibly impressed with Alan, Brad, and Mike’s attention to detail throughout the trip, and their commitment to making it a memorable experience for our family. This was a “bucket list” trip for my dad (who had gone down the same stretch of river in the 1960s) and stepmother, and the fact they were able to do it in comfort and style on their “thrones” in the raft was such a treat for all of us. We were so impressed with the way Alan (and Brad and Mike) took extra care with the “elders” on the trip, always lending them a hand getting in and out of the boat and making sure they could participate as much as they wanted to, both in the rafts and on the short hikes along the way. He treated them like he’d treat his own parents. In our second raft, Brad provided tons of helpful advice for those who were trying out the duckies, building their confidence and offering support, encouragement, and, when appropriate, mild teasing. (Brad even went so far as to belt out “Eye of the Tiger” for inspiration at one point.) Mike hauled our gear (and food!) ably, efficiently, and with good humor, day after day. His work was largely behind the scenes, but it was obvious that he was a huge contributor to the overall experience. The lunches he prepared were as beautifully presented as they were healthy and delicious. Surprisingly, the dinner our guides prepared for us in a rustic kitchen at Black Bear Lodge was better than the one we got from the “professionals” at Paradise Lodge! By the end of the trip, it was as if we had three new members of the family—our guides were joining in the teasing and joking like they’d known us for years. Oh, and the river and the scenery were spectacular too! There were plenty of thrills, plenty of beautiful quiet spots, and fabulous wildlife (river otters, turtles, herons, bald eagles, deer). Thank you for creating such a memorable experience with a high-quality trip and phenomenal staff. We're already planning our next trip...."
  • "What a fantastic trip. The whole trip was a perfect escape from reality, with a top-notch team to help me unplug. Alan, Orea and Anthony were the amazing team that led us down the 3 day/2 night lodge trip down the Rogue. They were kind, friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable about the river and history of the area. We stayed at two lodges along the way, both were rustic and in line with what we expected. You can't beat having a hot shower after a long day on the river. The meals that Momentum cooked and prepared were also fantastic. I never left hungry and all the cooking was with fresh, simple ingredients. I highly recommend going on a trip with Momentum (my family has done several, but this was my first), they are a first class operation that is focused on you having a memorable, enjoyable experience."
  • "Our 3 day rafting trip with Momentum was exceptional. Our guides were competent, knowledgeable and very capable which made us feel safe and cared for. I will not hesitate to recommend them to friends and go on another trip with them myself."
  • "We had such a fantastic time. I am ready to sign up for another trip right now!! I can't thank you enough for how wonderful you were - especially with getting my kiddos involved in the adventure and encouraging them to stretch their wilderness muscles. It was a dream of mine to take a trip like this, and it exceeded my expectations. I also want to thank you for going above and beyond to accommodate our food issues. It was all just so much fun - even if it took a good week or so for my bottom to recover from the fish ladder. I was incredibly sore once I didn't have the cold river to jump in several times a day! -Diana "
  • "The trip was way beyond our wildest expectations--mainly due to your team. You were so skilled, encouraging, knowledgeable, etc. and we literally have not stopped talking about the trip! We feel SO lucky with the makeup of the group (and, of course, the weather). So happy to have met you! "
  • "It was so much fun and we had an AMAZING time! You, John and Tyler were all excellent guides, and took such amazing care of us. I hope you all have a great summer, and we will continue to tell all of our friends and family what a great experience we had."
  • "Our family had a great trip down the Rogue with the Momentum group! Our guides, Jane, Willie and Anthony were great. They were so organized and willing to make the most of our 4 day adventure. I cannot believe how capable they are on the river, how much they can pack and how comfortable we all were."
  • "Well the Goldsteins of Israel and the Jahnke family of Pittsburgh, once again got together for our annual summer vacation. This summer it was a trip to the theme parks in Orlando, FL. At dinner after our second day at the parks, one of the kids said, “Today was really fun, but it was nothing like rafting with Pete, Mike, and Anthony. Who else had a better time on the river than in the park?” One by one, all six kids raised their hands.And all four adults. Well, it’s decided. Nothing. Absolutely nothing can beat a Momentum Rafting Trip! We’re hoping our schedules will work out next summer…."
  • "We are frequent flyers with Momentum. We have followed Pete and his expert crew from the rural Illinois river to the Futaleufu in Chile. This years trip was another amazing experience, The 3 day lodge trip on the Rogue provided abundant wildlife and comfortable beds. The canyon was spectacular and the water so clear. I Loved being the captain of my own inflatable kayak. Then on to the thrills of the Upper Klamath. The rapids were long and spanky and our guide Anthony was an expert at finding the perfect lines. We loved it so much we did it again the next day. If you are looking for a raft company in Oregon or Northern Calif. look no further....go with Momentum."
  • "Hi Pete, Our group really enjoyed our trip and as the clients know, the guides make up a large part of that enjoyment. You have some very special guides there as I’m sure you know but it never hurts to hear it again. Our hat is off to their attitude, their professionalism and their ability to create a good time for the clients while being very aware of their safety issues. Your trip plan and people made for a special and memorable trip. Thanks from all of our group. -Bert"
  • "Fun company and camping, wonderful and imaginative food, thrilling and fearless rapids, tremendous wildlife viewing! We got it all with Momentum's guides Orea and Sam, and boatman Geoff on our recent 4-day Rogue Wilderness float. Thanks!!"
  • "I had an amazing time on the Rogue River with my family. My guides were so awesome. Are guides and the beauty set this trip apart from any other I have been on. Arden, Robin and my dude Tyler made this trip all around dope! Food was amazing, Equipment top notch, and the knowledge of our leaders made this River trip something that will never be forgotten. Momentum is definitely the Movement and I have already recommended to many friends. I plan on doing at least one river trip with this group every year for the duration of my life. If your reading this do yourself a favor and book yourself a trip. The Rogue was in amazing form when I was on it. This company gets all Love from me!"
  • "My husband and I and my sister and her friend went on the 3 day Rouge River trip where you stay overnight in lodges on the river not accessible except by river or trail. This trip WAS AMAZING! So much fun. We had a choice of a paddle boat or inflatable kayak and you could change your choice at any time. You were married to your choice. The guides were very accommodating and positive in their instruction. They were well informed about the river, the wildlife, and the history of the area which made even the quiet moments exceptional. This was one of the best trips I have ever taken and am definitely going on another."
  • "I had a very good time and i will do it again!"