Guest Quotes from our June Trips!
"ECHO is an extremely well organized company of dedicated individuals providing exemplary services. The attention to detail throughout the organization, from office to the river, is seamless. All staff we encountered provided customer care in a highly effective and friendly manner. Great job!"
"An awesome bunch that got a lot of stuff done in a very relaxed and friendly manner. Can't say enough great things a bout them!"
"The guides were professional, personable, qualified and a wonderful examples of young people who take pride in what they do. They worked well together to take care of us on the river and off. Our quiet, gentle leader, Nate, was effective in leading both the group and his team. Congratulations on putting together a wonderful group of people."
"They were all so genial and likable - how did you find such a great group of young people? One thing that really impressed me was how they all pitched in and took care of cooking and serving our meals with so much attention to detail. I would have expected at least one of them to be indifferent about it! As head guide, Nate was wonderful. His team all seemed to respect and trust him completely. I saw no friction there at all. He was also an extremely effective communicator with the guests, making sure everyone knew what was important at all times. So, congratulations on your great team!"
"The guides worked very well as a team. They all knew their jobs and helped each other when needed. I was impressed with the knowledge of the river as well as the flora and fauna on the trip. Kitty, on her maiden voyage, was very confident with her skills as a guide. This was her first trip on the Rogue but she still exuded confidence. Can't say enough nice things about all the guides."
"River savvy guides who made the trip outstanding. The food was awesome."
"Each had wonderful people skills! They were knowledgeable, attentive, gave good/clear instructions, polite yet funny, flexible, safety conscious, completely enjoyable to be around. Showed good working relationship among themselves. Would highly recommend each of the guides. Nate was outstanding as the group leader. Thank you."
"Really appreciated the phone call prior to the trip just to confirm participant info and handle questions."
"The guide were always there when you needed them, and gave you space when you did not. Plus, I have been nervous around water my entire life, and not once was I fearful. I felt totally at ease, because I trusted my guides and not only did I trust them they had great stories and information. I have already told my friends that ECHO has great guides and super service and it is the one to go to."
"The best moment for me was when I got on the raft, and started down the river."
"I can't say enough good about the guides, they were wonderful, made the trip an unforgetable experience! I will want to do it again, I didn't want it to end!!!"
"Thanks, Janda and all the office staff for your wonderful support! All my questions were answered, and you all made me feel at ease to take the trip, something that I have never done before!! Thanks to all of you, you are definitely appreciated!!! Keep up the great work, I hope to go again! Love you all!!"
"Some of the most pleasant people I've ever met! Very organized and ready to meet any and all challenges with a group of diverse people. Great team and would love to see them on another trip."
"I can't believe how great they all were! I remember one particular time I was exhausted after being on the river, and we had just climbed up to our camp site and were setting up camp. It was warm, too, and as I was standing there trying to catch my breath, Dustin had climbed up effortlessly with a large bucket of cold sodas and offered me one! I was amazed and grateful for his kindness."
"I don't know where you got these people, but you better give them a raise. And no, I was not told to say this."
"Their warmth and genuine enjoyment of the guests (us) makes a huge difference. We really felt they were having fun too, although it was clear they were working their butts off all the time."
ECHO River Trips is the most professional outdoor adventure organization I've ever traveled with, and I've traveled quite a bit. The people are clearly carefully trained and prepared to deal with unusual occurrences and special requests, and I felt safe, all the while trying things I'd never done before in my life!"
"All guides made sure we were comfortable and happy and it was very evident safety came first. Tell your guides to quit smiling so much, made us wonder what they were up to."
"I loved all of our guides: Audrey was so knowledgeable about the canyon's geology and was a great cook and a great team leader and full of fun and games; Tracy was our master man -- he seamlessly rescued a slow cooking meal when we were all tired and hungry. He is cool and full of interesting experiences and very supportive of us guests and the other guides...he has a wonderful supportive style and also huge respect for safety (but they all do) -- watching him run the rapids made it look easy! and he supported the last night ladies spa!!; Jed is only 22 and first time on river -- he was completely delightful and smart and hardworking; Cole -- where did you find him accent and straw hat and SO funny and full of it all -- his lasagne was the best and basically I just loved him and all of them."
"Thanks again for an amazing trip down the Middle Fork!! We'll be back for another adventure!"
"I fell in love with all the guides, even the guys."
"I have gone on several rafting trips with other outfitters. This was the best."
"Beyond professional, all of them were enthusiastic, patient encouragers. I'm a retired teacher & I know good teaching ... all guides are excellent teachers. Oh, let's not forget the high fun factor & senses of humor!"
"They were all top notch. Keep them all. A special nod to Lori"
"I've done guide work before (bicycle trips) and know how hard it is to work *all* day and still have a great attitude and have fun. Our guides did this and more."
"Your guides are amazingggggg....they were on point every moment...but didn't let us see or feel it...I saw a rattler in the shingle pile at Zane Gray's house...and did a quick movement back..and Rick was quite a few yards away...but he caught the movement..cause he was on point! Watching us all...and calmly said "Marsha what's going on?"..I motioned to him...snake..Rattler wasn't it strike position..but moving around in pile.I learned sooooooooo much..and will be going on other trips..Thank you again! And the brownies were to die for...yummmmmmm"
"ECHO is top drawer..looking forward to another trip with them."
"The guides were intelligent, interesting young people who were highly skilled and prepared to handle any and all situations. They made the trip exciting, fun and relaxing all at the same time. The food was magnificent and we felt like we were their friends as well as their clients. We enjoyed getting to know them as well as experiencing the beauty of the river. We would do it again in a heartbeat !"
"As a team, they were fantastic. Great group. A fun trip best describes our trip."
"Very professional, fun, hardworking, great teamwork. Colleen was a great leader. I noticed She had a way to ask other s to do something without being demanding or authoritative. You could tell the others respected her"
"All of the guides were terrific! They were so energetic and enthusiastic. The food was amazing and they were a well oiled team. Loved the hikes but my husband and I are into geology and flora/fauna...I can't say enough about the guides we had, they were so fun to be around, seemed genuinely interested in all the guests and wanting us all to enjoy ourselves and be safe at the same time. We would really like to go with Echo again either on the Rouge or the Salmon River, too bad we couldn't be guaranteed the same crew. Colleen the lead guide was an amazing leader, always organized and ready to help out. Everyone was great but also special kudos to Jenner,he has such a delightful adventuresome spirit and musical talent. If this group was any indication of the quality of guides throughout the ECHO co. I am sure when we go again it will be a wonderful experience. Thank you so much!"
"Colleen is a strong leader! Emily has so much skill and compassion. Lori is a hoot! Jenner plays and sings so well!
Michelle is amazing! Rick makes you laugh til you cry!"
"I was very nervous about running Blossom Bar and at the beginning of the trip really intended to hike around. However, after seeing the professionalism of the guides I decided to go for it and was glad I did. I just can't say enough positive things about the crew."
"I have to give an "Awesome" grade to everyone. Special kudos to Emily who troopered on with a smile even after a rock bit her foot and also Michelle who was always friendly while driving the gear raft."