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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 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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Kingman, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just got back from our 2 hour raft trip down the river. Willy was our tour guide. We had a great time with him. He allowed us to tailor our adventure since our teenagers were willing to have get really wet. Safe for everyone. Great crew. Bruce our driver entertained us with all his knowledge of the area. Thank you... More

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

Hi Maria K, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you had a great time rafting with us, and will be sure to pass along your comments to Willy and Bruce. Hope to see you again soon! More

Bend, Oregon
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113 reviews 113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sun Country Tours is the best! In the last month we have taken friends rafting on the McKenzie! Wow! Fantastic trips. The scenery is beautiful - it gives visitors the chance to see something other than the high desert! The trip is just long enough! The guides are well trained and knowledgable and all the equipment was top knotch. On... More

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

Hi Nan EdKirkland, thank you so much for bringing your friends on the McKenzie Magic! Isn't the scenery incredible? So glad you had fun, and we will pass along your compliments to Jackie. See you again soon! More

Pottstown, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Family of 4 (2 childrens ages 9 & 11), did the Big Eddy Thriller in July 2014. It was a great trip with a very professional company. Loved the scenic river and kids enjoyed jumping off of the raft and swimming in the river prior to the rapids. White water rafting was a first for both children and even though... More

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

Hi christa211, so glad you enjoyed your Big Eddy Thriller with us! We hope we'll see you again for one of our longer whitewater rafting trips, maybe the Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure. Thanks so much for posting a review :) More

Beaverton, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I went to Bend and decided to float the Deschutes River through downtown Bend. Sun Country was very easy to find at Riverbend Park and it was really easy to sign in as well. They offer both innertubes and SUPs to float a short stretch of the river. It takes about 2 hours total time with the... More

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

Hi Erin S, thank you so much for floating with us, and for taking the time to post a review. What day of the week did you float? We share the shuttle service with a local municipal company, and it will help us determine which driver you had. Thank you so much! More

Williamsburg, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a great time on the Deschutes with our guide, Six. We did the all day rafting trip from Maupin. The pickup at the Redmond Safeway was right on time and the ride was comfy. It was nice to have a picnic spot at their headquarters--we were able to use bathrooms and buy sunglasses to replace the ones that... More

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

Hi sciteach07, thank you for doing the All Day Adventure whitewater rafting trip with us, and for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor! We will pass along your kudos to Six, and hope we will see your family for another whitewater rafting adventure soon! More

Bakersfiled
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Took the McKenzie raft trip again! What a blast! Great picnic, great float & the grand kids road the Bull! Cold water, warm sun & great scenery! Oh I forgot to mention the Great Staff! What a great day!

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

Hi McGhost2000, thank you so much for writing a review of our McKenzie Magic whitewater rafting trip! Glad you had a great day, and we hope we'll see you again soon! More

NC
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went on a raft trip last weekend on the McKenzie. Matt was our guide and was professional, smart, funny, good with kids, etc. Ask for him!! Ride up to put in was longer than we anticipated or were told - which stunk - but totally worth it. Great afternoon. Place was well organized and established.

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

Hi simnznc06, thank you so much for taking the time to tell others about your McKenzie Magic rafting trip! We will pass along your compliments to Six; he will appreciate hearing them! Hope to see you for another river adventure soon! More

Palo Alto, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took a 2 hour tubes trip through Bend. the river is extremely calm, even our 5 years old was completely relaxed in her tube. The views (of the town) are pretty and the whole thing is fun. At the middle of the ride you have to go ashore for a few hundred feet because of some spillage, not a... More

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

Hi watergrinder, thank you for floating the river with us! We're glad you enjoyed cooling off in the beautiful Deschutes River. For other parents concerned about children controlling their own float tube: you can bring a bungee or cord to connect the tubes using the handles, which will help you keep track of ducklings :) More

Moorhead
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We didn't have a lot of time so picked the Big Eddie for our trip. Because we had our own group we booked 3 private rafts & had an amazing time! The ages started at 10, but I think some of adults screamed louder than the kids. Guides were great. This run allows you to experience some extras - riding... More

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

Hi arikalw, thanks so much for doing the Big Eddy Thriller with us! Glad you enjoyed your private rafts, and we hope you'll come rafting with us again! More

Redmond, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

Hi Steedgirl, thank you so much for your review. We love keeping our returning guests--like you--happy! See you again soon! More

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