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!

  • "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!"
  • "My 11 year old son and I recently did the 3 day lodge trip down the Rogue River. Where to begin? Our guides, Eric and Alan, made us feel immediately comfortable and well taken care of from everything to the clear instructions on safety, to intensive knowledge and interesting stories from Rogue River's past, to amazing happy hours, and those meals - fresh fruits/veggies, local cheese and wine, and crazy good cooked and prepared dishes! There was never a moment that we didn't feel well attended to. Even more amazing was watching my son develop from a tentative rafter to an avid self confident kayaker in the space of three days! This, even after becoming a "swimmer" on day two, he couldn't wait to jump back in to the inflatable kayak with a big grin. Really great to watch! I can't recommend this trip enough. It was so much fun, and yet, really peaceful. One of the families that joined us have done a number of rafting tours and confirmed that Momentum is their number one raft group of choice for all the reasons I also mention. I am already printing out next years potential choices! So what are you waiting for, GO NOW!"
  • "Can't tell you guys again, what a great time we had! We will definitely sign up for another river trip again....maybe another river. Every one of you, Anthony, Arden and Orea, were great in very individual ways! Thank you to all of you for your enthusiasm and gentle nature with our girls :) Anthony, for enduring a boat full of girls, sharing your vast knowledge about the experience, enduring lots of questions, and for supporting and encouraging both Emma and Audrey in their first ik experience. Arden for your enthusiasm for the kids, your obvious love of what you do, and tending to Audrey in her time of need....and Orea, for your gentle willingness to have Audrey help you in the kitchen....you made her days!!! Thank you all for your time and patience, and enthusiasm. We've told many people about our trip, and hopefully some of them will come your way....I know they wont be disappointed! I would love some of your recipes....the food was so awesome...the thai food night....would love that, all of it! the bananas foster.....yum! And the carnitas night....am i missing anything? Thanks again all! Will definitely go down as a trip to remember for all of us! -Gretchen"
  • "Thank you for the wonderful experience we had rafting and camping on the Rogue in late July. We had never been on an organized rafting trip, and so weren't sure what to expect. We loved the small size of the group; the scenery was magnificent (especially all the little creeks and waterfalls along the way); and it was especially fun to be able to go through some of the rapids in the inflatable kayaks. Our guides Mara and Anthony were simply spectacular. They worked constantly to make everyone feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed. We learned a tremendous amount about water safety, rafting techniques, reading the river, and natural history from them, and the food they put together was truly outstanding. We have never eaten so well on a camping trip before. We appreciated the special effort they put in to accommodate vegetarians and other special dietary needs. We are already starting to think about our next rafting trip with Momentum--and hopefully with Mara and Anthony! Thanks again for a great vacation! -Tom and Kevin "
  • "Nine member of my family ages 13-73 had the most fantastic trip. Guides so professional, food outstanding, scenery unsurpassed, every need supplied. The option of having kayaks as well as having rafts gave adventure to all ages. Camping for 3 nights and rafting 4 days was the best. "
  • "Our family has been on several multi-day rafting trips and we were looking for a new adventure. Momentum River Expedition's trip on the Rogue River was recommended by a friend. My husband and I and our sons (in their 20's) enjoyed this opportunity to "choose our own adventure" by paddling individual inflatable kayaks. It was so much fun to learn more about the river and the way the water would move us and then try our hands at paddling our own little boat down the rapids. Each of us came out of our kayak a couple of times in rapids but we were well trained by our guides to self-rescue so we weren't worried about it. Each of the 3 days after an exciting day of paddling we were greeted at camp by one of the guides who had set up our tents, prepped some snacks and had our beverages on ice so all was ready for us to relax around camp. Delicious dinners and breakfasts were served in camp and our lunch picnics on the river were amazing. The guides are very competent on the river and also love telling stories about the history of the area and the surrounding geology."
  • "Dear Mara, We all had such a lovely time, for 3 days every minute was wonderful. Thank you for making it so special for all of us. -Lamees"
  • "Tyler, Anthony, Sam,and Alaina were excellent river guides as well as informative historians. They exceeded our expectations with wit, humor, and excellent cooking and organizational skills. I would travel any river with any or all of them any time. Their concern for our well being was their highest priority and I thank them for their expertise."
  • "Eric , once again thank you for showing all of us a great time on the river . You and all the guides made this a memory we will all cherish. Cheers Josh"