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!


  • California Salmon Rafting Safari

    "Exceptional guides in a beautiful place – camped at a beautiful and remote spot on the California Salmon River. Our guides had comfortable tents and great home cooked meals for us each day. The guide in our boat had 20 plus years experience guiding around the world and took us down awesome Class 5 rapids with skill and care. She gave us as much excitement as possible while keeping us safe. I could not recommend this outfit more highly."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "The Owyhee River in SE Oregon is in a remote area. That said, you are rafting in an area of beautiful mini Grand Canyon formations on day 3 and 4 of a 5 day/4 nite trip. Food and staff are the best I have experienced on 12 other adventure rafting trips… Momentum has my vote…9 out of a 10. Never mind….lets go 10!!”"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Went to Southern Oregon for my friend’s bachelor party and did the multi-sport safari with Momentum. The experience is one I’ll never forget and one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. The team is extremely professional, helpful, and fun. The riverside camp is amazing and hard to believe they’re able to bring that level of amenities to the middle of nowhere. Very surprised by the quality of the meals provided, we ate like kings. Would highly suggest to any interested in attending."
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Epic 3-day Multi-Sport Trip: We did a 3-day rafting, Mtn Biking and Kayaking trip with these guys. It was top-notch glamping. The campsite had way more infrastructure than we expected, even running water + toilets. Guides looked after every ask, beds were super comfy, and the location was insane. Would recommend this to anybody who’s interested."
  • 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 Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "This has to have been the best trip ever! I have been on guided hunting trips, climbs and rafting trips and nothing compares with Momentum. Our guide Tyler was very skilled and instilled confidence in his paddlers. He did not skirt around any white water, we hit it all. And he is an excellent bar tender and cook as well, along with Pete the owner. The camp, the food the equipment and the white water were everything one could hope for. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. Hope to see you soon. -Ron"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Pete, My husband and I just came back from the Upper Klamath rafting trip that we won in this year’s Willow Wind auction. Wow! What a fabulous trip! We were so impressed with the guides, the food, the camp, the food, the organization and attention to detail, the food, the river itself – oh, and the food! (There was even chocolate birthday cake with strawberries, delectable!). It was all amazing and we both feel so lucky that we got to go. Thanks for making it possible!"
  • 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 "
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "I've rafted and kayaked rivers throughout the West. Our 6 days with Momentum on the Main Stem of Idaho's Salmon River was a good as it gets. The guides were experienced, hardworking, and attentive. Momentum's policy of hiring only guides with at least 8 years' experience is unusual, and it clearly is working for them."
  • Lower Owyhee

    "This was our first rafting trip and indeed, our first camping trip in decades. Everything about this trip exceeded our expectations. Arden, Simon, Orea & Belle were absolutely great guides who made sure our experience was equal to the incredible beauty of our surroundings. The food was great and the comraderie on the river and in camp was exceptional. We are already planning our next trips with Momentum."
  • California Salmon Rafting Safari

    "Just a wonderful company – Anthony, you rock! – Third trip to do the Cal-Salmon and Scott River. Felt like coming home to old friends. Anthony, as always, you make the rest of us geeks feel like we could navigate any river with you. Your commitment to our safety, plus your commitment to this area, the environment, and the people here, especially the natives, along with the rest of your awesome crew, Mike, Orea, and Faye (thank goodness for driving those roads LOL), always make this a special time."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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 :}"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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!"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "“…Arden– why did the cucumber go out with the raisin?? He couldn’t get a date… I just wanted to let you know that we had a FANTASTIC time on the Klamath with Eric and Zac! They were WONDERFUL, CONSIDERATE and SO KNOWLEDGEABLE—-true professionals! It was such a memorable experience…..one that will last forever! "
  • "Absolutely amazing! It was my fourth rafting trip and I will never go with another company!! "
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "Pam and I want thank ya’ll again from the bottom of our hearts for such a memorable Salmon River rafting trip. We will remember this forever. Your skill and organization was tops and you were always so ready to engage with all of us even when I suppose you had to be dog tired after a long day. We can’t give enough superlatives to describe our experience. I’ve been thinking all this week of being on the river and I was saying to Pam, ‘just think what we were doing last week at this time on the river. "
  • "Hey Anthony, I don’t know if Linda ever got a chance to convey my appreciation but I told her you were the BEST river guide ever! You made a great stretch of river even more enjoyable with your easy going demeanor and expert skill. Above all, you carried a wonderful balance between respect and command, fun and work, humbleness and confidence. I can’t speak highly enough of you! Alicia was expecting the trip to be way too cold and way too scary based on her husband’s previous trips down. We’ll, you already know that wasn’t her experience since she’s already researching the Scott or Cal-Salmon. Thanks Anthony for making it a really great trip."
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "Rowen and I had such a super time on the Salmon in July (2-7). All the guides were super at their job and great human beings, too. And the 19 of us as customers meshed really well together. What a unique and life-affirming experience. Thanks for all that you did and do, to make it possible. I can’t even imagine all that happens behind the scenes."