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!

  • "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."
  • "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!"
  • "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."
  • "“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."
  • "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!"
  • "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!"
  • "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. "
  • "BEST rafting company! – Friends organized an all women’s rafting trip – with mothers, aunts, sisters – all ages. We weren’t sure what to expect but Momentum completely delivered. We opted for the lodge rafting trip – 2.5 days on the water, 2 nights at beautiful river-side cabins/lodges. Not only was the river absolutely beautiful, but the lodges were amazing – comfortable but rustic – but the guides were phenomenal. They were professional – made us feel safe – but were fun and so incredibly organized. By far the best company on the river. The food was unbelievable – one day at lunch we arrived to the lunch spot to find out table set out at the base of a waterfall – with an array of beautiful fruit, cheeses, and desserts laid out. It was a bit surreal… Momentum is first class – they know how to do this right. They allow you to have fun and yet they certainly acknowledge the power of the river and are very safety focused. I would highly recommend them. And I can’t wait to raft with them in Chile!!! We rafted with Eric, Arden and Alan – all amazing :}"
  • "Lower Rogue Lodge Trip July 2012 – AHHHMAZING! – I have been rafting quite a few times before, but this was my first multi-day trip, and my first trip solo. Momentum made it wonderful! The guides were super friendly and lots of fun. The lodges were so quaint and rustic, yet somehow still river grade luxurious! That shower and glass of wine after a long day on the river was perfect. The food was spectacular, turns out our guides were gourmet chefs in disguise. We saw a ton of wildlife and even got some yoga in on the deck before breakfast. This is definitely a trip worth taking, and the outfitter is serious about taking care of their guests in a good way. I just might have to make this an annual trip."
  • "the ‘thank you’ needs to come from us: not only for the wonderful days on the river, but also for the ensuing memories, which are going to last for the rest of our lives. Re-living those days brings sunshine and a smile immediately. So happy to have been a part of this grand adventure with such amazingly unique people from around the globe, discovering your Rogue River together… And thank you for all the little details in taking care of us. The gourmet food/cooking was outstanding, there was absolutely nothing left out in the planning and execution of this trip of a lifetime. If it were possible at all, I would sign on for a repeat!"
  • "Momentum was amazing! We have done many guided rafting and fishing trips and Arden, Orea and Tyler were simply the best. We had such a good time!"
  • "I will add to the chorus of great reviews. We did a family trip on the Rogue (lodge trip). We had a wonderful time, the food was great, the guides were great, and we are ready to sign up with Momentum again. They are a class act."
  • "Thank you for all you did in order to give us such an amazing adventure on your Rogue River trip. Everything you did, from Beth’s remembering to check in with us in January and helping us plan, to the outstanding guides, Tyler, Cooper and Arden, each one outstanding in their own unique way.. to the fabulous food and the gourmet way in which the guides prepared and served it, to the great equipment for everyone and the super professional way in which your organization works together so well was enjoyed and appreciated by all in my family."
  • "We had an EPIC trip rafting down the Rogue!! Our guides Tyler, Cooper and Arden made the trip for myself, my husband and our three boys aged 8,12 and 15 so much fun and far exceeded our expectations. Their confidence level made you feel so safe, they cooked the most amazing food and the views of the Rogue River were so beautiful and spectacular. My husband loved the more thrilling experience of the inflatable kayaking. Our guides also knew the best places for our two youngest boys to try their kayak skills and they only wished they had down it earlier on in the trip. My mother and her husband who traveled with us who are almost seventy years old had a wonderful time. All the wildlife you see is awesome and swimming in the side waterfalls was renewing. If you want a true family experience with you and your family go rafting down the Rogue with Momentum!"
  • "Tom and I had the trip of a lifetime with Erik and Alan on the Wild and Scenic Rogue July 10 – 12th. We thank you all for the great food, preparations and information that you shared before and during our fabulous trip. We are Momentum fans, forever!"
  • "Pete, Just a note regarding the wonderful time we had on the Rogue this week (Wednesday thru yesterday, Saturday 7/11)…of the course the river is the star, BUT the Momentum crew: Simon, Jane, and Anthony, are amazing human beings…competent, strong, patient, diplomatic, interesting…you put good teams together, for sure. They make the trip that much better. Thanks again & we look forward to another remarkable adventure with you guys."
  • "We met our 2 adult children in Oregon for a family reunion and spent 4 days rafting the Rogue River with Momentum River Expeditions. What an incredible trip! Our guides were unbelievable—knowledgeable, professional, skilled and so fun to be around. We consider ourselves a little bit “foodies” and were so impressed with the food! They took into account food preferences and every day we were amazed at the choices and how delicious it all was – we felt very spoiled."
  • "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."
  • "Orea, We really had a very special time, made all the more special by your expertise and patience. You were fab and made the trip just brilliant for each and every one of us. Please do keep in touch and let us know if you plan a trip to Ireland at any stage as we would love to repay your hospitality. Please pass on our thanks again to Tyler and Courtney. We thought we spotted Tyler in Gold Beach and chased this man in a van but to our great disappointment, it wasn’t him. The man must have been terrified at 4 mad irish flagging him down in a car park!!"
  • "Went on a three day river rafting trip on the Rogue river with Momentum. Can not say enough great things about the trip and the company. We had 21 people in our group ranging from 7 year olds, to 70+ year olds. We camped the first day, and stayed in a Lodge (Paradise Inn) the second night. Our guides were Sammy, Eric and Andy while Sam and Mike carried out stuff and went ahead to set up camp. All 5 guides were phenomenal. Very knowledgeable about the river, but also great to hang out with in the evening and get to know. Sammy was great with the kids, Eric kept us safe and told us about all the history, and Andy provided a calm boat for those that wanted a smooth ride with minimal splashing. And Andy was so helpful and patient for our older couple that needed help in and out of the boats. We took turns in inflatable kayaks and never got sick of the river. The most unexpected part was the amazing fresh fruits and veggies for all meals, homemade hummus and chilaquiles for breakfast! All of us were so sad to see the trip end. I would recommend Momentum to any and every one and am sure I would be disappointed if I tried any other company in the future. We never met Pete, but it was clear he was behind all the decisions, most importantly the choice of guides and food menu. He runs a top notch company!! Thank you Momentum!"