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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR, Bend, OR 97702
541-382-6277
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Ranked #5 of 42 Activities in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Sun Country Tours has been operating on the beautiful rivers of Oregon since 1978. We specialize in super fun whitewater trips, including our most... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We are a family of four with a 10 and 14 year old. We went paddle boarding for the first time. The staff gave us quick instructions of how to stand up on the board and how to hold our paddles and then we were off. It was a blast! The next day we all went on the Big Eddy... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi 4thatlove2travel, wow! Thank you so much for trying Stand Up Paddle boarding with us, and for doing a Big Eddy Thriller the next day. Looking forward to seeing your family again next year! More

Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took the Big Eddie Thriller tour with Sun Country and it was amazing. Our guide, Kat, was especially welcoming and we immediately felt like old friends. All of the staff was unassuming and very helpful. We will definitely book another tour with them next time we are in Bend.

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dan S, so glad you enjoyed your Big Eddy Thriller! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Kat, and we look forward to seeing you again! More

Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went rafting on the Majestic McKenzie Aug 30 2014 and it was FANTASTIC !! Glen , our river guild was knowledgeable ,humorous and lots of fun! The lunch afterwards was super yummy! We are planning on rafting again , many more times with Sun Country Tours!

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi Mikael H, thank you so much for rafting with us, and we look forward to seeing you again! More

Menlo Park, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have done three river rafting trips with Sun County and they are top notch! We just did the half day on the McKenzie and it is amazing. The water is cold 42 degrees but absolutely beautiful and the crew was amazing. We got a great history lesson on the drive up and wonderful description of the surrounding mountains and... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi Territhetripp, we love seeing our return guests season after season, and appreciate you trying out our different trips, as they are each so unique. Hope to see you again next summer! More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a fantastic trip. We went on the Full Day trip on the Deschutes River out of Maupin. Our guide, Ty was very experienced and personable. He catered to our varying personalities and abilities, making it a great trip for everyone on the raft. He knew the area, it's scenery and history well enough to point out landmark and answer... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi CynD242, thank you so much for taking the time to review your Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip, and will be sure to pass your compliments along to Ty. Hope to see you next summer! More

pdxdesi
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Water sports and me don't go well. But when my friends insisted on doing this I thought I should give it a try and it was an experience well worth it. most locals seemed to bring their own tubes/airbeds...but one can rent tubes at the Sun Country Tours tent in Riverbend Park. Parking was full but there was plenty across... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi pdxdesi, so glad you had fun floating the river. Fortunately, there is construction planned to provide safe passage for floaters and kayakers through the spillway on the Deschutes River, and we're hearing the project should be completed before next summer :) More

Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently took our first white water rafting trip with Sun Country Tours on the Big Eddy Thriller. My 10 year old and I were both nervous at first but had a great time and would love to go again. The kids can either sit up front of in the middle (not paddling), while the adults sit on the side... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi tgruber, thank you for doing the Big Eddy Thriller with us! Hope to see you next season on one of our longer adventures! More

College Station, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family went on the McKenzie River Magic Tour on 8/21 and had a fantastic experience. Our guide Clay was fun, personable, great at his job, and clearly loved what he was doing. Clay was very knowledgeable about the river and the flora and fauna on the river, and when he noticed that we were all interested in the local... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi AggieDon, so glad your McKenzie Magic trip was fun for your family! We will definitely pass along your kudos to Clay, and we look forward to seeing you on another whitewater adventure next season! More

Redmond, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Four friends did the Big Eddy trip. About a 3 mile float with rapids. Had a blast! The entire experience was Positive. From the booking to the ride is a 10+. If I could make one suggestion it would be that the guide carry a "Dry Bag." As a Oregon drift boat fisherman I know whereof I speak. We always... More

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi longball44, thanks so much for doing the Big Eddy Thriller with us! So glad you're happy with your photos…our photographers work hard to capture those memories. Hope to see you again soon! More

Tualatin, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What a great trip to introduce my teenage daughter to white water rafting. We did the Mackenzie river. We had a great guide,adam, and it looked like everyone was having fun. I would do this again in a heartbeat. My daughter even said can we go again.

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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jenny P, thank you so much for whitewater rafting with us, and for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor! Hope to see you again next season :) More

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