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!

  • "What a fantastic trip. The whole trip was a perfect escape from reality, with a top-notch team to help me unplug. Alan, Orea and Anthony were the amazing team that led us down the 3 day/2 night lodge trip down the Rogue. They were kind, friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable about the river and history of the area. We stayed at two lodges along the way, both were rustic and in line with what we expected. You can't beat having a hot shower after a long day on the river. The meals that Momentum cooked and prepared were also fantastic. I never left hungry and all the cooking was with fresh, simple ingredients. I highly recommend going on a trip with Momentum (my family has done several, but this was my first), they are a first class operation that is focused on you having a memorable, enjoyable experience."
  • "Hi Pete!! We are all so grateful for such a fun opportunity to raft/kayak the Rogue the way we did! We all a wonderful time! The children wrote about their experience in their journals so they will be remembering it for a long time. :) -Paulina and family"
  • "Specializing in smaller group trips, Momentum delivers an excellent personalized experience. The guides were all competent, experienced professionals, yet playful and encouraged us all whether novice or experienced, to enjoy the river to the fullest. Jane's knowledge of the river and it's offerings added much enjoyment to the trip. Places to hike, swim, look for salamanders and waterfalls. Also knowledgeable about the birds and wildlife! I have a special interest in flora, especially medicinal herbs and Erin is extremely knowledgable and took the time to point out many new plants. Sam was always joyfully helpful and great fun. Our group had teenagers to seniors and everyone throughly enjoyed the experience. Camping on the river is a special experience. The food is fantastic! And we especially looked forward to the appetizers after getting off the water!"
  • "How much better can it get when you combine 3 of the things I love - food, wine and river rafting! Truly a culinary adventure, and flawless execution by Momentum River Expeditions, Troon Winery and Farm to Fork Events. It was a fabulous time each day on the Rogue River, with some fun Class III and sometimes Class IV rapids, then we would arrive at the camp that was the envy of all other passer-bys on the river, settle in, and then enjoy amazing gourmet meals all sourced locally in Oregon, and prepared by David Padberg and Matt Domingo, with wine pairings from Troon Winery, poured by the owner himself Chris Martin! Our guides from Momentum made sure we were always comfortable and having the best experience - wilderness at its best - Thank you to Pete, Robyn, Orea, Rebecca, and Simon! I cannot wait until Farm to Fork River Adventure #3 next year!!"
  • "We spent 4 days (rafting), 3 nights (camping) on the Rogue River on big rafts + inflatable kayaks. It was a phenomenal trip—our guides were skilled river navigators and kayak instructors, made camp for us every night, and cooked phenomenal (and I am very a discerning eater) meals at every opportunity. It was a lovely respite from everyday life, beautiful, rejuvenating. Our guides, Jane, Tyler, and Anthony, were professional and calm (and funny and interesting). I would recommend Momentum to anyone. We were lucky to have chosen them for this good family trip (mom + 2 sons, 28 + 26). It might just have been a perfect trip."
  • "We’ve been savoring our time ever since. You were a great team; a wonderful lead—calm while watchful—and our Girls grew by paddles, rows and splashes. Keep caring, cooking and laughing the wonderful way you all do…"
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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!!"
  • "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!"
  • "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"
  • "My husband and I appreciated the expertise and the excitement of our 3 day adventure with Momentum. Whether body floating, riding the rapids or sitting between our guides talking about our day we felt that Momentum gave us their best. Terrific fun and memories for 1, 2 or whole groups!"
  • "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."