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!

  • "A virtually perfect adventure. My wife was not eager for this but she hopped out of the raft and into a kayak before I did. Our guide Jessica was spectacular: always cheerful and supportive, always careful for our safety. Amazingly good food on the river. And of course that glorious Rogue River: spectacular scenery, not too challenging Rapids and great companions."
  • "I first went out with Momentum on a 5-day camping trip on the Owyhee River in Oregon, second time with wife and sister on the Rogue River, and this past week with my wife, children and grandchildren on a family trip to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Pete and his people have consistently and totally pleased me! Even with weather challenges, the guides took care of us like loving parents look after children. And the office staff were nothing short of amazing in helpfulness and patience. There are simply NOT enough words to describe my happiness with Momentum. (Don’t tell Pete, but I would have paid a lot more for the trips–especially the last one with family–than I did.) We were always kept safe and well educated, but exposed to all the fun we wanted. Guides even let my son and my eldest granddaughter work the oars–and advised her on river guiding as a potential college summer job. Somehow, they even managed to feed us all well, even with serious diet and not so serious picky-picky issues. And the lodge stays were wonderful, from an indoor campout experience to a full bed and breakfast experience."
  • "Most Amazing Rafting Trip of my Life!!!!” I experienced the most adventurous 4-day trip of my life. Everything from jumping off rocks, riding kayaks through rapids, stand up paddle boarding; GOURMET MEALS AS THE GUIDES SIMON BEL WERE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED!!! The guides worked tirelessly for 15 hours a day and did everything to make us comfortable and to have fun. I actually began to feel guilty and wanted to help. There is no better trip and no better company in the Pacific NW. I am going to use them to raft the Salmon next summer!!!!"
  • "We had an excellent time on the Rogue River with the Momentum team. Everything was well organized and professional. I can’t speak highly enough about our guides – we were very well cared for during our 4 days and 3 nights through absolutely pristine Wild and Scenic water. The camping accommodations were high quality and everything was set up for us when we got off the water each day. We just had to put our feet up and crack open a beer. The food was insane! I probably should have paddled harder to compensate for all the seconds I ate. I would absolutely recommend without hesitation."
  • "What a blast! Alan and Anthony were fantastic guides that encouraged us to push our boundaries. We rafted exciting rapids on the raft with our friends and in inflatable Kayaks (scary fun), jumped off high rocks into the river, and swam in river pools that drained into the Rogue. Our guides did not “cheap” us on this trip. They stopped at fun and interesting sites along the way like old homesteads high on a cliff, abandoned miners cabins and waterfalls. Our meals were simply amazing. Yummy and healthy, and even though we were on the riverbank, the food was presented beautifully (cut fruit in neat little rows)! Who takes the time to do this? People who care."
  • "Thank you (and the rest of the Momentum team!) for an amazing experience. You and the other guides truly “made” the trip what it was. A trip down a river is one thing, but this experience was so much more, so thanks to you, James, and Aaron who made it all happen. Between awesome food, great vibes, and all the knowledge and experience you guys brought with you, it’s a trip we’ll never forget."
  • "Unforgettable fun and outdoor/boating lessons was what we were hoping to get this week. You two surpassed our expectations. We loved every second of the trip AND our kids learned valuable skills from two calm, competent, strong guides. We wouldn’t change any of it. Except now, our expectations on boating trips will be hard to beat by anyone else 🙂 "
  • "Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a trip of a lifetime! We knew we would have a blast with our closest friends. We knew the scenery would be beautiful and the river exhilarating. What we didn’t know was how fun, chill, kind and thoughtful our guides would be. We are regular campers and know what hard work the logistics can be. Not only did you think of every detail and teach us about the river, we felt we were amongst friends the entire time. Our kids are still telling Chelsea’s jokes and riddles. Ken’s cocktail hour stories still crack us up. We’re still dreaming about Tyler’s gourmet dinners. You have opened our hearts and minds to a whole new experience. "
  • "Can I give 6 stars? – We had a perfect trip on the Rogue with Momentum. Everything about it exceeded our expectations. Mike was a fantastic guide- kind, funny, patient, responsive, communicative, and knowledgable. He made sure we were comfortable and safe over the three days. The food was excellent, the gear was in great shape, the cutting boards were exquisitely creative, and the lodges were very comfortable. Don’t think twice- book with Momentum!"
  • "Rafting the Rogue River has been a bucket list item for me. So when the opportunity arose to join my daughter, stepdaughter and their husbands for three days on the Rogue, I jumped at it. Literally. Into the raft I went (after donning a lifejacket and becoming oriented, of course). Lynn, Ken and Vickram were our highly professional and very knowledgeable guides. Easy and friendly fellow travelers, they are also skilled guides dedicated to our comfort and safety. They made our three day rafting trip through the canyons of the Rogue a trip of a lifetime. Each of our family members have varying skill levels and experience when it comes to rafting. Lynn, our leader was clear and concise with descriptions and instructions, allowing us to engage the river based on our own ability. She was also quite adept at assessing our personal skill levels and determining what was safe for someone to tackle in an individual kayak… Momentum has gone to great lengths to offer a careful and well thought out experience which makes it easy for guests to simply relax and have a great time. Loved it!"
  • "Just returned from a fantastic rafting trip down the Rogue to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. We had a group of 10, ranging in age from 11 to 80, and everyone had a blast! Incredible guides provided expert instruction on paddling the rafts and kayaks, they pointed out spots for jumping off rocks, they set up stunning camps, led us on great hikes to waterfalls and provided gourmet meals. Every detail was perfect. They have become part of the family now! Momentum is a first class operation!"
  • "Our group has been boating rivers for over 30 years together, all over the US. We know a good outfitter when we get one and Momentum does an excellent job. Our guides were Tyler, Robin and Ken and they did a wonderful job of taking care of our needs. The food they prepared was excellent and they went out of their way to tend to the individual needs of our group of nine. We are no longer young and require more of our guides now than in years previous and they provided excellent support."
  • "What the heck are you doing reading this review? Book a trip already! Seriously! We have been on MANY rafting trips, and Momentum River Expeditions went above and beyond our expectations and previous experiences! Our guides Rob, Derik & Jeff absolutely CRUSHED IT!! We brought our nephew along, who is 14, but not entirely comfortable with big adventure. The guides took him under their wing, helping him to try new things, and get a little bit out of his comfort zone, but with absolute safety and without pressure! He was pumped rafting rapids in an inflatable kayak by himself day 3. He had an extraordinary time and left the trip feeling happier and more easy-going than I’ve seen him in years! We booked the 4 Day Rogue River Camping expedition. The scenery was stunning, amazing birds and wildlife, and a precious scenic River to raft on! Our camping sites were totally EPIC. Waterfall stops and miniature day hikes were a welcome change of pace as we rafted down river. Every day we stopped for lunch at some incredibly beautiful location and the guides prepared an awesome array of lunch food! You will never go hungry on this trip! It’s hard to explain the JOY I felt every afternoon when we showed up to camp and it was completely set up! HELLO! They set up your tent for you! We relaxed, played in the river, played music together, wandered through the woods and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Then… guides would get appetizers and wine ready… I feel like I should repeat that 32 times. I could just sit back and relax! Fantastic wine and appetizers led to dinner also expertly prepared and served beautifully. And, I feel like it’s important to point out that I never felt weird that the guys were preparing our camp and food and generally doing everything for us. They were absolutely kind and refused our help in the most caring and polite of ways. They were here for us and it was clear. And emphasis on local and organic food is what originally swayed me to go with momentum. As well as their small group expeditions. Many other rafting businesses that I looked up had upwards of 24 guests on every trip! We would not have enjoyed that. Momentum has small trips with no more than 12 guests, an emphasis on serving local & organic food, expert guides, solid gear and they will provide you with everything you need! "
  • "We went on a 4 day trip on the Rogue. The river was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. We have been on several multi-day rafting trips in the past and were very impressed with the quality of these guides. They weren’t just college students guiding in the summer – they were extremely knowledgeable river guides with a great deal of experience guiding on rivers around the world from Patagonia to Africa. They made us all – even the beginning rafter/non-campers in our group feel very comfortable on every bit of the river and especially in the rapids. Additionally, they were absolutely delightful people to spend time with… Diego, Shana, Mark, and Vikram are kind, interesting, fun and all around just lovely and amazing! Great trip!"
  • "Had a blast with our group of 8 ladies! The guides were very organized and knew their stuff!! (Lynn, Vickram, Mike and Sam) I’ve never kayaked on the river before and tried the “ducky” their inflatable kayak. Sooooo much fun!! The scenery was remote and beautiful and the food…omg…the food!! Blown away with the quality and originality. I was expecting typical camping food – hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. The spread these guys made everyday was incredible for camping food! Coconut curry with grilled chicken, quinoa with toasted almonds, fresh fruits and veggies, bananas foster with freshly whipped cream!! It was amazing! Go – you won’t be disappointed!."
  • "Our guides, Mark, Lorenzo, Diego, and Eric made this experience possible…. We basically entrusted the safety of our children’s lives to these guys. Looking back on it, I cannot think of anyone else I would trust more under those circumstances. These guys were consummate professionals, who were focused 24-7 and had a mastery over their craft. Third, food never tasted better than after breathing in all that fresh air and taking in the natural energy exuding from the mountains, trees, and river. Our guides prepared the best meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every meal was a 10 out of 10, hands down. One of the desserts was maybe the best dessert I’ve ever had in my life (i.e. the “Banana Foster”)."
  • "Not having wifi or cell phone reception for four days (including the drive in and out) was mentally cleansing, although nerve racking at first. Makes you realize how we are hand-cuffed to these devices in our daily lives (…as I type this Yelp review on my iPhone). Just watching our children filled with sheer unadulterated joy as they jumped into the river or got extremely excited seeing an otter or deer was, alone, worth the trip. Wonderful to see the kids having the time of their lives without a TV or an iPad in front of their faces."
  • "First and foremost, the trip FAR EXCEEDED our expectations!!! I’ve lived in Oregon for 20 years and have heard about the Rogue but had no idea that such a large expanse of protected river was even there! What a gem, just beyond beautiful and relaxing! We could have turned around and done the entire trip again. Our guides were, Mark Crawford, Elisa, Lorenzo. Everyone of these guides deserves a standing ovation for VERY hard work, attention to detail/safety and above all guest comfort. We were so spoiled by all three that we were actually starting to feel guilty. They waited on us hand and foot! The food was amazing, abundant and way beyond normal camp food (how do you do all that on a river?)…I just can’t thank you enough for creating Momentum and a company culture that far exceeds “going the extra mile."
  • "Outstanding: An impeccably organized trip down an astonishingly beautiful stretch of the Rogue River. Great people, great food, great times. And the guides were THE BEST!!!"
  • "We spent 3 days with the fabulous Momentum crew on the Rogue River in early July. Our guides Shana, Tyler and Rob were all absolute legends. Shana as trip leader was incredible, what a great role model and mentor for my 12yo daughter. I loved that thanks to our guides our trip was very relaxed and had much less testosterone fuelled energy than we saw in some other groups along the way. As promised, the food was AMAZING!! 3 glorious days on the beautiful Rogue River, we wish it was longer. Thank you Shana, Tyler & Rob for a top experience. You made it seem easy, but I know how much work goes into making sure everything runs as smoothly as it did. You guys are the best!"