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Fun whitewater rafting!

Fantastic rafting on Big Eddy! Ty was an outstanding guide! We had perfect weather and riding down... read more

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DJTBend
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Bend, Oregon
Fun trip on a beautiful river

Super cool people at Sun Country and everything went smoothly from beginning to end. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian B
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Home of the Big Eddy Thriller since 1978! Sun Country Tours provides part-day and all-day whitewater rafting trips on three of Oregon's beautiful rivers including the Deschutes, McKenzie and North Umpqua. The Big Eddy Thriller, their most popular and convenient trip, is just minutes away from their Bend Headquarters and easily fits into a morning or afternoon. Sun Country Tours offers convenient pickups in Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, and Sisters. All whitewater adventures include expert guiding, transportation, state-of-the-art equipment and child pricing, and all trips are appropriate for kids ages 6 and older. Professional quality digital photos capture all the color and excitement of your rafting adventure for you to share with friends. Sun Country Tours also offers River Float Tube Rentals and Stand Up Paddle Boarding from its location in Riverbend Park in Bend's Old Mill District.
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531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic rafting on Big Eddy! Ty was an outstanding guide! We had perfect weather and riding down the rapids was exciting! We got wet but it felt great! Thanks so much for a fun trip!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool people at Sun Country and everything went smoothly from beginning to end. Definitely worth checking this place out!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ty was our guide and he was GREAT!! We took my 8 year old son and he just loved Ty. My son sat in the front of the raft and Ty made sure to check in him throughout the trip. The water was super cold...More

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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah G, thank you so much for your awesome review :) We will let Ty know how much you enjoyed his guiding, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great time rafting on the Deschutes River with Sun Country Tours. Our driver and photographer, Jackie did a great job, she shared information on local restaurants and things to do in the area. Our guide, Getz, was the best! He was knowledgeable,...More

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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, zabarry22! We're so glad you enjoyed your rafting adventure, and we'll pass along your compliments to our team :)

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Very enjoyable afternoon on the river. I have rafted many times over the years from the Arkansas, Colorado, and Poudre in Colorado and the Snake in Wyoming. This trip was shorter than some but was perfect for my wife a none swimmer who had never...More

1  Thank Thomas C
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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Thomas, thank you so much for rafting with us! We hope you'll come back and enjoy one of our longer adventures now that your wife is a pro :)

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Had a group that ranged from 9to 73 and all had a blast. We supposedly got taken through the toughest part of the rapids so extra thrilling. Lots of local lore by the bus driver along the way to the river. Yes it was cold...More

1  Thank evetsc
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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you so much for rafting with us, evetsc! Hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have booked two rafting trips over the last two years with Sun Country and I never get emailed pictures that were pre purchased. I have emailed everyday this week to get my pictures from August. Emily told me that I had to find the...More

Thank Kelley541
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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Kelley, we apologize for the issue with your photos. Did this issue get resolved? If not, we will be happy to fix it.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What a great time. It was a quick water outing, with a fantastic outcome. We really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Thank Carey S
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meeshmercer, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Carey S, thank you so much for rafting with us! We hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had a group of 8 looking to do a quick rafting trip, so we chose the Big Eddy tour. The company claimed the boats are limited to 7 people, but we were able to fit all 8 in one raft. Our guide, Andy, was...More

Thank Kristian L
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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you so much for rafting with us, Kristian L! We hope to see you again next year :)

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

A fun activity to do with kids who aren't afraid to get wet. Groups of adults will also enjoy it. The raft ride isn't very long, however, it was a lot of fun and a good introduction to rafting.

Thank C P
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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for rafting with us, C P! Hopefully you can join us for a longer adventure next season :)

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julieshaner
19 July 2016|
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Response from SunCountryBend | Property representative |
All of our trips are appropriate for kids 6 and older, and for smaller children who aren't comfortable paddling, there is the option of sitting at the very front of the raft for maximum splashes, or further back inside the... More
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mothertime
10 April 2015|
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Response from meeshmercer | Property representative |
Hi mothertime, thank you so much for your interest in rafting with us during your visit. We offer four white water rafting trips, ranging from part-day trips to all day trips. Some of the considerations are where you are... More
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