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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
+1 541-382-6277
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Great Whitewater Rafting Experience

Did the 1 hour Big Eddy trip with my daughters. 10 minute drive on their bus from downtown Bend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott D
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Austin, Texas
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Amazing afternoon white water rafting

My husband and I visited Bend from Adelaide Australia. I was encouraged to do the Big Eddy!! It was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne B
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Sun Country Tours has been operating on the beautiful rivers of Oregon since 1978. We specialize in super fun whitewater trips, including our most convenient trip, the Big Eddy Thriller, which easily fits into a morning or afternoon so you can explore other fun things to do in Central Oregon, like the world-famous Bend Ale Trail. We also offer Standup Paddle Boarding lessons, rentals and tours, as well as river tube rentals so you can "Float the River" like a local.Sun Country Tours offers four family-friendly whitewater adventures on three rivers, including the Deschutes, McKenzie and North Umpqua rivers. We offer convenient pickups in Bend, Sunriver, Redmond and Sisters, and our trips include all transportation to and from the river, all equipment, and of course, expert guiding. All whitewater rafting trips are appropriate for kids 6 and older.
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531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 1 hour Big Eddy trip with my daughters. 10 minute drive on their bus from downtown Bend. They had protective pants and tops but they are not entirely waterproof. They sell river shoes for $12 in the shop which I would recommend if...More

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

Hi Scott D, thank you so much for your review of the Big Eddy Thriller! We're so glad you took advantage of our Splash Suits and river shoes. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Bend from Adelaide Australia. I was encouraged to do the Big Eddy!! It was amazing!! Our guide Ty was brilliant. His knowledge of the river his safety and advice was impeccable!! I would highly recommend this tour. All staff were...More

Thank Lynne B
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lynne B, thank you so much for rafting with us during your vacation to Central Oregon! We will let Ty know how much you appreciated him :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us came up to Oregon on vacation, not expecting to go rafting. With not much time for a reservation (and it was a bit early in the year), we made it on a short run of Class-3 falls. The river was full...More

Thank RaceReady
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi RaceReady, thank you so much for rafting with us recently. The Deschutes River is running well...what a great time of year to go rafting! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my son's baseball team and their families on the Big Eddy trip. There were 32 of us. The staff was very well organized, and had us all sign our waivers, stow our valuables and get on the bus to the start of...More

Thank lukecsmom
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, lukecsmom, for your review! We're so glad your son's team had fun on the Big Eddy Thriller, and we'll let our team know how much you appreciated their organization. Thanks again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this trip in the end of May when the water was fast and the rapids were wild. Had a great time and the instructions by our guide (Goetz) were very helpful and clear. We had a great time and, even though it was...More

Thank barry068
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi barry068, yes, we've been blessed with lots of water this year due to a fabulous winter with lots of snow :) So glad you got to experience it! Hope to see you for one of our longer trips soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fun time on this trip. The class 3 rapid was just scary enough. Our guide was knowledgeable and made sure our trip was fun and safe

Thank nanak53
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi nanak53, thank you so much for rafting with us!

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this tour group. I highly recommend that you go early in the morning. It was more exciting than I anticipated. I wouldn't bring young children with me as you are thrown around some. A senior woman fell backwards, so be sure your...More

Thank Shawn A
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review, Shawn A. Our morning trips are amazing! Hope to see you again this summer!

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The full day trip was the highlight of our Oregon vacation! Everyone was great and we had a blast. Booked this trip for my sons 16th birthday and the guys at the tour made it memorable

1  Thank lindakay224
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi lindakay224, so glad your son and his friends enjoyed their whitewater rafting adventure! What a great birthday present :)

Reviewed 27 October 2016

My daughter, son in law and 3 boys invited me to join them on this trip. It was amazing. We (read I) did a lot of things wring, and yet we made it thru. When I look at the photos, we came so close to...More

1  Thank kathy k
meeshmercer, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

Hi Kathy K, thank you so much for rafting with us! We hope we'll see you and your family again next year :)

Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had never been white water rafting before, but when I visited Bend for the first time, we decided to try this out! I am so glad that we did! The staff at Sun Country Tours are friendly and informative. Our tour guide was Jonny,...More

1  Thank Erica I
meeshmercer, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Thank you for rafting with us, Erica I! We hope to see you again next season!

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julieshaner
I have a small 6 year old and am worried he may fall out. Has anyone taken a smaller child on a ride? Is it okay? Thanks!
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
What are your rates please? There will be 5 of us arriving in July.
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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