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!


  • Lower Klamath River Rafting

    "Just wanted to let you know that Jeanne, Molly, Casey and I had a really great time on our Lower Klamath River adventure. Mike, Jane and Rebecca were true professionals. They kept us safe, cooked great meals and worked very hard to make the trip a huge success. We especially appreciated how much they interacted with the children to make them feel special. We’ve got more grandchildren coming up to age 12 and we hope you keep doing this trip every year. We’d take every trip with Mike, Jane and Rebecca but we know you’ve got other great guides too. You have a great company and I tell all my friends about your river trips. Hope to see you soon on another river trip. "
  • "We had a really good time. Duncan had one of the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen on his face (top 3, for sure, and one of those was when he first stood, up 13 years ago, around 1 year old)."
  • "We had a great time, certainly a lifetime memory for my son and I."
  • Idaho Salmon - Rafting the River of No Return

    "With the privilege of being frequent guests of Momentum and for “lucking out” to have Pete once again on our trip..what could be better, right? Well, let me tell you.. Every year we search for a new river to experience, preferably at high water. This year’s choice for the main fork of the Salmon a “no brainer” for us serious white water enthusiasts. The fun started the morning we met up as a group to transit to a spot closer to put in by small plane with a stunning view of the Idaho Sawtooth mountain wilderness. If one had reservations about being in a small plane, they were quickly replaced by the skill of the pilots and the scenic flight over some gorgeous scenery of the Northwest. We touched down to board a super comfy bus which would transport us to put in. Our elite group of 10 guests settling quickly and getting to know each other as the bus passed at ground level that same scenic beauty we had just viewed from the air. We arrived at put in to meet the rest of our guides who would shepherd us safely over the next 6 days. Here’s the “what could be better” part..Pete has an amazing way about him and inspires equally amazing people to work with him. This year we met guides Jeff, Rebecca and Jane for the first time and with Jenn in “guest helper slot”. Every year we seem to meet someone new and awesome, this year no different 4 new “awesome someone’s”. It’s always a blast for us to be on the river, we know we will have a good time and that our safety will be the crew’s TOP priority. We know that Pete and his crew will cook up some incredible meals and we will NOT be losing weight on the trip the food is all “that good”. What we don’t know is who we will get to meet each year and that’s as much a part of being on the river as anything else. This year’s cozy group of 10 guests and 5 crew was as good as any, ever. We were spoiled beyond words, fed like royalty, had many good laughs and have lifelong stories to recall and relate to those who are listening. There’s just too much to say about such a trip, a group of relative strangers and the unifying focus we love and share for 6 days of the best kind of “time out”. Thank you again Pete and crew for a fabulous trip and for sharing so much of yourselves with all of us. I can’t say enough about the luxury and joy experienced, except that it happens every time we raft with Momentum..this year as well. "
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "We just returned from an amazing 4-day trip on the unspoiled and seldom rafted Illinois River. We enjoyed a very small group of 7 guests and 4 guides on this trip which made for a very personalized vacation. Excellent food, great company, plenty of action as well as time to appreciate the untamed beauty of this wilderness river. As always, Momentum provided a first-class adventure experience and some of the very best river guides we have ever traveled with. This is our 2nd trip with Momentum and we will most certainly be booking again next season. Looking forward to conquering the next ‘Fluffy Box of Kittens’!"
  • Rogue River 1/2 Day

    "Beyond! I had hoped that my kids first river experience would be a good one and Momentum far exceeded just “good”! From the first interactions via email for reservations…to our guide picking us up at our lodging, everything was excellent. Our guide was friendly, informative, compassionate, and understanding regarding the needs of not only my younger kids, but also the older couple who was on our trip. The whole operation was so dialed in that it ran without a hitch and without a lot of hoopla. Arden was out guide…fantastic…and she effortlessly took care of everything. I can’t recommend Momentum enough. I’d love to come back and do and multi-day trip!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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!"
  • Lower Owyhee

    "Oywhee River 2013! This trip rates among the most wonderful experiences I have ever had, which is saying a lot! It was physically exhilarating, provided astonishing geology, and the guides were exceptional in every way. One of the things that made it terrific was that I have food allergies, and the guides took excellent care to assure I had no problem."
  • Rogue River Trail Running

    "These guys are amazing. I did the running trip in mid-May and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The scenery was absolutely stunning and the guides took amazing care of the group. The all-you-can-eat buffets were full of gourmet food prepared fresh along the river. Comfortable tents and sleeping bags were already set up upon arrival to the camp sites. I will surely be scheduling another trip with momentum in the near future. I cannot recommend these guys enough."
  • Illinois River Rafting

    "Just got back from a four day trip down the Illinois River with Momentum. Obviously, the scenery and rapids were amazing. But going with Momentum took the experience to the next level. Our guides – Anthony, Alan, and Mike – were three of the most professional river guides I’ve ever traveled with. In fact, I learned that the MOST junior guide at Momentum has eight years of experience! These guys worked their buns off to give us a fun and safe trip down the river. I always felt that the guides were in control – even when our boat joined the Illinois “swim team!”… I have now become a lifelong customer and fan of Momentum, and I fully intend on doing their entire menu of trips over the next few years (Cal Salmon next year!)."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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."
  • Upper Klamath Day Trip

    "Best memory of our 2 week road trip! Our Momentum White Water Rafting Trip exceeded our expectations in ways you can’t imagine! Waterside lunch, wetsuits (all the other rafting companies let their clients FREEZE!) gregarious guides, and informed history of the river made this experience our favorite memory on our 2 week West Coast trip. Thank you!!!!"
  • "I just cannot say enough great things about this team! From pick up to drop off, it was 5 star service! Alex, Orea & Arden could NOT have been any better! Not to mention you could tell they all love what they do. They are simply the BEST! My husband and I will be talking about this run for years to come. THANK YOU to Momentum for making this such a memorable experience."
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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!"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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!"
  • "Best trip ever! We all had an amazing time, it was a beautiful location and a memorable trip. You guys where constantly working, setting up camp, preparing fabulous food and getting us down the river, you made it feel like you really cared and enjoyed the job."
  • "The kids and I had the most amazing time experiencing that beautiful stretch of country with you, Justin and Arden. To say it simply, it was THE BEST! Fond memories were made that will last a lifetime"
  • Rogue River Rafting

    "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."
  • "Hi Erik! We really want to thank you, as well as Allen and Arden, for a most enjoyable and fun trip with all the family .. Your enthusiasm and knowledge made all the difference, and our sons are still talking about “the best trip they ever had”, and how glad they are to have had you lead our trip. We all second that!"