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!


  • Tatshenshini River Rafting

    "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 surroundings 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. "
  • Tatshenshini River Rafting

    "I’ve traveled with Pete on 4 river trips, 3 of them covering multiple days. In every case, his professionalism shines and in each case, my experiences have been nothing less than brilliant."
  • DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking Trips

    "In July 2018, my best friend and I joined Momentum and the DeRiemers for a 6 day, 5 night raft supported kayak trip down the Main Salmon River. It was our first time paddling western whitewater and we couldn't have asked for a better introduction! The Momentum Guides and DeRiemer Instructors are top-notch. All were highly skilled on the river and very warm and welcoming. The Momentum guides did an excellent job of setting up comfy camps each night and their cooking can't be beat- seriously, the food was outstanding! An extra thank you to Andy for patiently showing me the basics of fly fishing, it was my first time trying it and a highlight of the trip for me. Rafters and hard boaters, if you are looking to get away from it all without having to deal with the often challenging backcountry logistics this is the way to go. Thank you all for a great week in Idaho!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "It was early August 2018. Fires were raging throughout Southern Oregon and California, and while we worried for the firefighters and towns, we also selfishly worried our family vacation would be canceled. Jae at Momentum assured us that would not be the case sending a picture of the Rogue showing proof of life so we got on the plane and headed out. Arriving in Grants Pass (unfortunately, The Galice Resort had to be closed), we pulled into the hotel lot noticing most of the other vehicles were fire control trucks while ash fell onto our shoulders. What had we gotten ourselves into? The next day the sky was a bit clearer as we made our way to an improvised meeting point. We pulled into the lot almost hitting a man in a broad-rimmed hat who stepped out of a building into the driveway. He smiled and waved seeming not to mind. That was certainly a different response than we would have received back home. We soon learned this would be our rafting guide Vikram. It was only later that we learned he would also serve as our nature guide, history teacher, and spiritual shaman (telling us something to the effect of the river is its own religion). After prepping us for the trip and transferring our belongings into dry bags, a second guide, Rob, drove us to the meeting spot where we met the third amigo -- Jeff. These three men would be our team leaders for the next three days, guiding us into the pristine waters of the Rogue and away from the fire, civilization, and the worries of a busy life. We were a family of five with two teens and a 9 year old. There was a mother and her teen son on the trip, a nice couple from the midwest, and two men with their father, bringing him back to a river where he had spent countless days of his adult life while working. We were a motley group, but Vikram, Jeff, and Rob brought us together through rafting, kayaking, food, and drink. Those three days were spent away from technology, away from the busyness of life, and in the presence of nature -- smiles replacing stress lines as nature and solitude replaced concrete and crowds. The actual rafting was, for the most part, easy and relaxing with enough good rapids mixed in to keep things exciting. Vikram was a man from a storybook weaving tales of his times rafting through the US, Africa, India, and Norway. Explaining how to read a river, what makes a rapid, and pointing out the wildlife along the way. Jeff guided his raft (which I was not in) with a smile on his face. Like a sea captain, he often had our youngest son perched on the front of the raft serving as the rafts figurehead leading the way. Both men knew the river well, gave precise instructions, and found places for swimming -- and at the request of the aforementioned nine year old, rock jumping. For lunches, we would pull to shore where Rob (who was gear-guiding) would have tables set for lunch and a spread of food to satisfy all. At times wild berries grew in nearby bushes to supplement the meals. In the evenings we stayed in lodges. The first night, Rob, Vikram, and Jeff prepared an amazing meal which we ate together followed by hours on the porch sharing tales over drinks. Anything you may hear about one father being so tired he went to bed soon after dinner should be ignored as completely unsubstantiated. The second night was spent at the Paradise Lodge, a sort of Four Seasons tucked away in the hills. Again after a dinner to satisfy all, we spent hours on the porch sharing stories and looking at stars -- more stars than many of us had ever seen. It was a celestial masterpiece. As with the first night, our guides ensured it was a celebration of a great day. The third day was shorter and the river wider and flatter -- a reminder that there are times in life where you simply have to keep rowing to push through. The river was teaching us a final lesson before letting us depart. We've sat as a family revisiting this trip and the guides. What else can we say? The guides were professional, great cooks, great with kids and adults, and great teachers. The three men worked well together. Jeff and Rob, in particular, made a great team while Vikram was larger than life on his own. Who knows if life will lead us back to the Rogue, but after this trip, it will lead us on more adventures in search of white waters. TLDR: Momentum does a great job. We really like Vikram, Jeff, and Rob, We'd do it again."
  • Wilderness Gourmet River Trips

    "Just returned from the Upper Klamath Wilderness Gourmet Rafting Safari - 3 day trip. What's beautiful about these river trips is the camaraderie and friendships you build through the adventures together. This trip was a nice reunion with guide-friends whom I've been traveling with since 2012, and meeting new friends who you already have a personal connection with from the river. Pete, Diego, Sol, Marc - a big Thank You!! Momentum guides are all very experienced, having run rivers all around the world, so I always trust them 110%! Since this was a gourmet trip, we had Chef Matt Domingo on the trip again, who just blew everyone away with his culinary awesomeness! The Upper Klamath has long stretches of fun class 3-4 rapids... gorgeous scenery for much-needed river & nature therapy. The base camp is smartly put together - this is glamping, not roughing it at all! And you can choose the activities at your comfort levels - from mountain biking, hiking, and inflatable kayaks. We also had a serious corn hole tournament! :) Looking foward to planning the next trip - on the Salmon!"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "Myself and two friends had the pleasure of rafting the Upper Klamath River for a 1 day excursion. We had Sam as our guide, who navigated the large class 4 rapids with great skill. I would highly recommend this trip for any adventure seekers such as myself! Momentum lived up to their name as a premier guide in the Southern Oregon area!"
  • Lower Klamath River Rafting

    "3 days on the Lower Klamath with a Waldorf School 8th grade group just last month. Excellent equipment, guides, and office staff. Dealt with unique challenges of our group including medical issues and dietary considerations. Met all our concerns and expectations then exceeded them! My background is in commercial recreation (paddle sports) and outdoor education. Every member of the Momentum team was exceptional! They were excellent at the logistics, wonderful with interpersonal dynamics and spectacular at on water guiding. As a participant, I was able to observe how they made slight changes that greatly improved the experience for both students and adults on the trip. I would highly recommend Momentum River Expeditions to those seeking an exceptional, professional, peak outdoor experience."
  • Lower Klamath River Rafting

    "Took my 8th grade class of 12 students on a 3-day rafting trip of the Lower Klamath. Every aspect of the trip was excellent. The guides were admirable, the food and camping arrangements very well-planned, the equipment of superior quality. I received not one complaint from my group of 14-year-olds - that is a tremendous recommendation!"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "This trip was the best outdoor experience ever. Rafting, Mountain Biking, Hiking, River KAYAKING... it was a perfect three days with great people (my group AND the people we met on the trip) and the best guides you could ever ask for. Highly recommend!!!"
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "As an old river guide, I am very critical of any trip that I take. This was one of the BEST that I have taken. Not only was the river exciting, but our guide, Andy, was one of the best that I have encountered in my rafting experiences. The food was well presented, fresh and extremely tasty. I give this trip a ‘double thumbs up’. I will do this trip again. I urge you to take it for an awesome experience."
  • Wilderness Gourmet River Trips

    "The best meal in the middle of nowhere"
  • Rogue River Trail Running

    "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!"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "Trip was fantastic. Well organized, comfortable, safe yet exhilarating, amazing food and guides (Mike and Andy) that were extremely competent and wonderfully personable. Felt like family (the good kind of family) by the end of the trip. Mona"
  • Clear Creek Kayaking

    "Tyler, We had an awesome time! And have definitely enjoyed telling stories to our friends since we have been back. Loved seeing you again and meeting James and Craig. And I LOVE the humus. I thing we want a "do over"! Now we understand more. Lol. Anyway, thanks for everything you all do. See ya again in a couple years!"
  • Upper Klamath Multi-Sport Rafting Safari

    "There aren't enough ways to say how awesome and fun our trip was! Our family of 5 took the 2-day Upper Klamath rafting/camping/kayaking trip. We were so lucky to have Mike and James (and Mike's wife, Amy) as our guides. They made the trip an unforgettable experience for us. They were so incredibly friendly, accommodating, and great cooks! Their operation is timed and planned to a tee and there was never a moment that we felt uncomfortable or worried. Thank you so much...we're already starting to plan our next trip with you guys!"
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "This was by far the most exciting whitewater I'd ever been on, the meals were both tasty and healthy and the guides highly qualified and personable. I give them and the river 5 stars, but the weather only 2."
  • Lower Klamath River Rafting

    "We had a great time rafting the Lower Klamath! I was on this trip with my brother. Both of us had never gone on a rafting trip before and we had a lot of fun! Would love to do this again sometime!"
  • DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking Trips

    "I want to personally thank you for a great trip… We only wish you could do more raft supported kayak trips with your staff and the DeRiemer’s. "
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "Hands down the best! Quality guides. Good food. Good communication. Just all around professional and competent. Makes for a safe and fun trip."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "I’ve traveled with Pete on 4 trips, 3 of them covering multiple days. In every case, his professionalism shines and in each case, my experiences have been nothing less than brilliant."