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!


  • 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."
  • 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."