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Let me start by saying how AMAZING the staff was. From the lady who checked us in to our guide, everybody made us feel welcomed and PUMPED UP before we even got into the river. Our guide was super entertaining during our entire ride down the river. He has been a guide for many years and was very knowledgeable about Oregon and gave us a bunch of places to check out while we were in the area. The company is a FAMILY OWNED business and they truly make it their goal to give everybody an amazing trip down the river.

We had the opportunity to jump into the river and float with the current to cool off from the summer heat, which was one of my favorite parts of the trip. They also let us “bull ride” in the front of the raft, which was pretty awesome and hilarious. But I must say, the most memorable part of the trip was seeing how much fun everyone had going down the 8FT WATERFALL. Don’t worry, they prepare you beforehand 🙂

If you are even thinking about going rafting, I highly recommend Forward Paddle. We’re already in the process of trying to plan another trip with this company again!

Lisa M., Portland

What a blast! I’ve had the chance to go rafting all over the west coast and while there are certainly bigger rivers than the one I went on with these guys, it was a blast start to finish. We booked the half day trip which still covers the rapids of a full day and most of the river run through less time to play around of course but a perfect approach for a day out in my book. Easy to find the place, well handled service (it’s a real business, not walking into some dingy rafting shack), and of course great guides to warrant the 5 stars (full safety review, tips on paddling, lots of fun out on the river).

Ted S., Redwood City
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!
Kami P., Gresham