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We had a group of 8 looking to do a quick rafting trip, so we chose the Big Eddy tour. The company... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristian L
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Seattle, Washington
Fun couple of hours

A fun activity to do with kids who aren't afraid to get wet. Groups of adults will also enjoy it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
C P
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Seattle, Washington
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lot of fun and the guides were great. I do have to say that it is really short though. There is really one section that has 5 different rapids and then you get out.

Thank Lokiloni25
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lokiloni25, thank you for rafting with us! We hope you'll try one of our longer rafting adventures next year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved a full day trip several months early for the Eclipse Weekend - for Saturday before the eclipse. A week before, we are called and told they are cancelling the day long trip because of expected traffic delays to get to the put-in. They...More

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

Hi Ann, we apologize for the confusion on our side over the Eclipse Weekend in Bend, and also for your less-than-stellar experience. We were advised by government agencies and other civic organizations to reduce operations during the eclipse, especially those that were dependent on significant...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time on the Big Eddy rafting trip. Short, just an hour on the water. Enough to either decide to go on a longer trip or decide otherwise. Great info about the river and the area from our guide as well as a...More

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

Hi Andrea R, thank you so much for rafting with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family (kids 13 and 11) did the Big Eddy today from Sunriver. Everything was great. Great trip if you only have 1/2 day. Getz was a great guide and made the trip more enjoyable and helped the kids have fun. Definitely recommend.

Thank Grateful_Dad2013
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Grateful_Dad2013, thank you so much for rafting with us during your Sunriver visit! We'll pass along your props to Getz :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually had adult children with us. 6 family members took on the Big Eddy and won, but kudos goes to the excellent job our guide did I prepared by us.

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

Thank you for rafting with us, Dave J! Hope to see you again next year!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an awesome trip. Six was our guide really great experience. The 1.5 hour trip was fun. Some rapids lots of floating which was fun. Swimming in the river is an option as a guide!!! Must do and Sun Country is great the entire...More

Thank mike1742
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mike1742, thank you so much for rafting with us! We'll let Six know you appreciated his guiding :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic rafting experience. We had two families ( 4 adults and 4 kids ages 10-13). Not only did we have an amazing time, we felt very safe. Sun Country is a top-notch company. Their guides are very experienced and they have the...More

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

Thank you, travelingjdb! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unlike other rafting trips we have been on where you float/paddle for long periods of time, this was one set of rapids after another. The activity was frequent. Laura led our group of four rafts, and Harris was the guide in our raft. Both provided...More

Thank KennyO1
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi KennyO1, thank you so much for doing the North Umpqua Premier rafting trip with us! It's a great trip, and we'll let Laura know you enjoyed her guiding!

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julieshaner
20 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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