I feel I have to drop a quick line to express our thanks to Holiday River Expeditions for the wonderful work your people did to make our trip truly exceptional. It is rare these days that things exceed expectations but and we had a fantastic time. I would especially like to thank Sean and Julian as these guys are consummate pros. They blended the right mix of knowledge of their craft, technical skills, communication skills and out right effort to make our trip the special long weekend that it was. I truly believe that they are tops in their field. Congratulations on finding a couple of extremely hard working guys that were really easy to get along with. Please let their boss know that I’ll be recommending to my network of friends and colleagues that they call you guys up to book their next vacation, and that I’ll be advising them to request Sean and Julian as their guides if they can.
4-day Moab Westwater Bike/Raft Combination trip
G. Poole ~ Ontario, Canada
Not sure if you remember ol’ Tony here, but just want to let you know I had a great time on the Lodore Trip which just took out on Sunday. Ty, LB, Tilts, Wade, Malia and Katie were all great. They were professional, efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and good people. Congratulations to the team that hired these folks. The food, water and excitement of the trip were very memorable. I know it’s been a long time since I tried being a boatman, but I had to come on another trip. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take me another 30 years before I do again. (grin) Take care and thanks for running a tight ship.
Keep Goin’ With the Flow.
4-day Green River through Lodore Canyon
Tony Palminteri ~ Encino, CA
I have to tell you that my Yampa River trip was the best. Patrick and his crew are the best, hard-working, thoughtful, kind, knowledgeable, great cooks, and most important of all very experienced on the Yampa. The trip was delightful in every way. Patrick is a great leader and teacher. I hear he has a faithful following already. Although I don’t think I’d fit in with his fan club, I would take another trip with him any time anywhere. I think Kevin has me talked into doing Cataract Canyon next year. Can’t wait. This trip was emotional for me for several reasons, not the least of which is that it was a memorial to my father. It was a thrill for me to do this trip 25 years later and fondly remember my father who had a tremendous love for the outdoors and the river.
5-day Yampa River Trip
V. Gebhart ~ Boulder, CO
We cannot thank Holiday and its guides enough for a wonderful family rafting trip down the Green River earlier this month. Our guides, Rick and Noel (and trainees Kristin and Shayna), were prepared, extremely capable and energetic, and FUN. Their enthusiasm for Desolation Canyon and the Green was infectious, and we thoroughly enjoyed all the side hikes and exploration we were able to do. Our kids (8 and 10) loved the water and all the games the guides played with them. Did I mention the food was fantastic? We’ve been singing Holiday’s praises to all our friends here in Tennessee. Holiday’s rafting guides, preparation, and attention to detail really impressed us, and we hope we’ll have an opportunity to take another Holiday rafting trip again soon. Many, many thanks!
5-day Green River through Desolation Canyon
Zitzman Family ~Knoxville, TN
The guides were absolutely amazing. They made the trip enjoyable, while making sure everyone was comfortable and safe. Zack, Jordan, Jessica and “Tilts” thanks – you all did a great job! We all had a blast. The biggest surprise on the trip was the food. Wow! The food was great! Holiday did a fantastic job; truly a step above other outfitters. One of the best trips I’ve ever taken. The food was amazing. The river was so much fun. The scenery in Lodore Canyon was breathtaking. The guides were world-class: Zack, Jordan, Jessica and “Tilts” thanks again! We all had a blast. Can’t wait to come back and do it all again.