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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR, Bend, OR 97702
541-382-6277
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Ranked #8 of 40 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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Redmond, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I've done the Big Eddy multiple times and am always amazed by how much fun it is. Sun Country has the best guides making each rafting trip very enjoyable. I always recommend them for a Central Oregon adventure for visitors or locals.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great time on Raft through the Big Eddy with Ross. Had 10 year old granddaughter along and Ross could not have been better, would definitely do this again

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

Hi boney21, we are so glad you and your granddaughter had a great ride on the Big Eddy Thriller! Ross will appreciate your kudos :) Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Portland, OR
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We've just had our second trio with Sun Country tours and were once again impressed with their efficiency and proficient tour. We did the "Big EddyThriller" and all of our party of 8 ranging from 16-53 had a blast. Our guide, Pat, was extremely knowledgeable and patient. We experienced class 1-3 rapids and while we got completely soaked, we also... More

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

Hi cwall, we're so glad you enjoyed your Big Eddy Thriller with us, and will pass along your kudos to Pat. (We have to admit, our guides are awesome!) Thank you for rafting with us during your visit to Central Oregon! More

Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My family was out visiting Bend for a wedding and we had an afternoon to do something together. We booked an afternoon Big Eddy Thriller trip and had a blast. While the rafting starts out a bit slow and there is a little too much time walking around and loading, the Big Eddy Thriller does not disappoint. It offers an... More

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

teewinot13, thank you so much for taking the time to tell others about how much fun you and your family had doing the Big Eddy Thriller with us! And we're thrilled you loved your photos! Hope to see you again this season! More

Sacramento
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We booked the Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure in July and had a great time. Our 10 daughter was really enamored with the cute guide as well as his goofy side kick. It is an all day trip with a long shuttle ride from Bend. However, I think it is well worth it with a few nice Class 3 rapids.... More

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

Hi sactoroy, so glad you enjoyed your All Day Adventure with us! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience :) Hope to see you again next year! More

Los Angeles, California
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11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We had a marvelous experience. Being this is at the very end of the season, I must admit I was not exactly looking forward to this. I have done several river trips. Each has had it's own attraction. This one was unique. Along with the history and some interesting geology, the guide was a card. He really made the experience... More

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

Hi skier003, thank you so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed your late season Big Eddy Thriller...it's actually a great time to go. Nice weather and fewer people. Hope to see you next season! More

Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Wow what an awesome company to tour the Deschutes River with! They are professional, organized, and all of their staff was very personable. I booked online and it was very user friendly. All of the information provided was consistent from Internet to tour guide. The trip was fun for everyone in our boat. The age range was probably 7yrs to... More

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

Hi Sucy C, so glad you and your family had a great time rafting with us! I will pass along your comments to Willie, and we look forward to seeing you next summer for one of our longer trips! More

Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We did the McKenzie 1/2 day tour with Sun Country and were not disappointed! It was my first time rafting; all the guides were professional, efficient and knowledgeable. We received a brief introduction to rafting and safety training. Our raft guide (ask for Maryn!) made our boat work as an effective team and we successfully navigated the best parts of... More

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

Hi Salterella26, so glad you enjoyed the McKenzie Magic trip, and the photos of your adventure! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we hope to see you again next season! More

Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Hi - let me start by saying I would have given this a 5 star rating except that the company messed up communication about our meet time with them and we almost missed out on the whole thing. I took the precaution of confirming the meet time the morning of our trip because I knew we'd be out of phone... More

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

Hi Wronda, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We apologize for the confusion about your meeting time, but are happy you were thrilled with your McKenzie River rafting trip! We will pass along your kudos to Ty. Also, it would help us to understand the mixup, and make sure it doesn't happen again. Could... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have just returned to the UK from our Pacific NW holiday and have now downloaded the photos of our wonderful Sun Country Experience. I booked online only 2 days before the trip (it was a bit of an impulse to be honest.....and at the start I can tell you that I was the only one in the family who... More

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

Hi Ruth, thank you so much for your review, and for rafting with us during your vacation! We'd love to take you and your family on one of our longer whitewater rafting adventures now that you're all hooked! More

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