We had an excellent day on the Deschutes with the Forward Paddle Rafting folks. A few previous reviews had me a bit worried, but it appears that they have cleaned up their act. Everything was handled very professionally – from the reminder email with detailed instructions the day before, the greeters when we pulled up, the head guide who was very thorough about the instructions, and our guide, Trevor. The guides are a bunch of really nice guys from the Sellwood area that really just want to be sure everyone is comfortable and having a great time. I highly recommend them – and the Groupon was nice, too!
Susan P., Portland
This place is truly amazing! What a great experience of costumer service and generally great people. We have been rafting with them twice now, and this last trip we did was so much fun. We had 9 people in our group and while making reservations they were so accommodating and made everything very easy. We were blessed with great weather and an amazing guide. I have honestly never had this much fun rafting before and we got to experience some firsts like surfing and paddling back into some of the rapids. Overall just an amazing experience.
Katie M., Vancouver
You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to take you down the river. From beginning to end, the guides and other staff were extremely welcoming, professional, and a lot of fun! I’ve been on several rafting trips and they’ve all been fun, but this one “takes the cake” because of the extra care and friendliness by the guides. And the river was awesome! highly recommend this company and will definitely be back again. Thank you!
John P., Portland
I went with my family yesterday to go white water rafting with Forward Paddle Rafting. We had an absolute blast! The river was amazing and the rapids rocked our world! Jim was our guide, and he was extremely personable and made us feel very safe. Thanks Jim! We will definitely recommend them to anyone who asks and will use them anytime we want to go rafting. Thanks to all the guys at Forward Paddle!
Samantha B., Upland, CA
It was an awesome time! It was my first time rafting and I went with my 9 year old son who was absolutely terrified. Our guide, Jim, was super patient, kind, and very comforting. A very big thank you for making our rafting trip so great.
Veronica M., San Diego
Had a great day yesterday with our guides Teddy and Jeremiah! What great memories for us and our son home on leave from the Navy. We will be coming back for more. Highly recommended! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Laura L., Portland
Had an amazing, epic, awesome rafting trip on the Deschutes River. Excellent instruction provided. Our guide was friendly and personable, and great maps/instructions provided for where to meet. We can’t wait to go back again!
Monica M., Buxton
This is by far the best rafting floating trip I have ever done. Great staff and company.Staff did well with the younger bunch and great with adults. Clear insructions and great tips for the beginners. I would highly recommend them and will be going back.
Kylie M., Scappoose
These guys were fantastic. Brought a group of 6 rafting and had such a good time. They are very professional and take the time to prep you before every situation so you feel safe. We would not hesitate to raft with this company again!