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Address: Bend, OR 97702
Phone Number: +1 541-382-6277
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Sun Country Tours has been operating on the beautiful rivers of Oregon...

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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Rafting the Deshutes!

This is the fourth year our family and new friends have rafted the Big Eddy with Sun Country Tours - each year it just seems to get better. Can't wait to do the McKenzie with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Rena H
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Bend, Oregon

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Bend, Oregon
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

While Big Eddy is a very family accessible raft trip, it was lacking in the thrill factor for me. I realize however that it is as exciting as it gets near Bend and for that they can charge too much for the trip. The staff was excellent and the tour guide a lot of fun and a good time was... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is the fourth year our family and new friends have rafted the Big Eddy with Sun Country Tours - each year it just seems to get better. Can't wait to do the McKenzie with them next year. This is a a trip not to miss if you are loving the water, a little bit fo white water and getting... More 

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Thank Rena H
Olympia, Washington
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Our family of 6 had our first taste of rafting and we are hungry for more! We did the Big Eddy which was super convenient to do right in Bend. A bus takes you to the rafting spot about a 15 minute drive. A quick talk and we were on our way. There are three good Rapids, and they are... More 

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Thank BellaLuna61
Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this review

Hi BellaLuna61, thank you for doing the Big Eddy Thriller with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your adventure and your photos, and we look forward to taking you on a longer trip next season! More 

Dallas, TX
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264 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Went on the Big Eddy tour with my wife and two kids (6 and 12) and we all had a blast. My son (12) has special needs and isn't able to paddle so they allowed him to sit in the middle and my daughter (6) sat right up in the front of the boat. The water was cold but the... More 

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

Hi mr_hand, so glad you and your family enjoyed the Big Eddy Thriller! We look forward to seeing you again next season :) More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Sun Country location was easy to spot and they were almost on time to arrange the transportation to the rafting location. The staff were all helping and courteous. Ross was our raft guide and he made the rafting easy, smooth and special by sharing information about Deschutes and locales. We chose the Big Eddy Beginner level adventure and it was... More 

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

HI MayurikaP, thank you for doing the Big Eddy Thriller whitewater rafting adventure with us! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to our team who work very hard to provide an excellent experience to our guests! More 

Kirkland, Washington
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great experience for adults and kids 6-7 and up (depending on adventure level). There are many packages to choose from--we did the Big Eddy experience for the Class 3 rapids. The guides are professional, friendly, informative, and encouraging. They have a pickup in Sunriver, which is convenient, and they are reasonably priced. $53 for adults, $46 for... More 

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

Hi Leslie C, thank you so much for your review of the Big Eddy Thriller. We hope to see you again! More 

Surrey, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Ian and Casey were our guides and they made the trip special sharing lots of information about the river and the history of the area . The river and scenery were perfect and we enjoyed some exciting moments in the white water which Ian had prepared us for ! Both guides were fun to spend a day with and made... More 

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

Hi Tom, so glad you and Joan enjoyed the Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Sun Country Tours was awesome. It was easy to access, the transportation was close to the hotel. The staff were all laid back and pleasant. Our guide, Ian, was great. Not only do he navigate the river like an expert, he was knowledgeable about the area and he offered numerous suggestions for other attractions in the area. I will be... More 

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

Hi shawneemae, thank you so much for rafting with us, and for taking the time to write a review! W look forward to seeing you again next year! More 

Gresham, Oregon
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Have done all of the Sun Country trips before except the McKenzie, so we did that this summer. This was our favorite trip out of all of them. The Mckenzie is so wild compared to the Deschutes so it makes for a more natural and working trip. It isn't hard and the rapids are only as high as a 2.5,... More 

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

Hi AllergicFoodie, we are so flattered you are a Sun Country Tours afficianodo! Thank you for your review of the beautiful--and fun--McKenzie Magic trip. We hope to see you again next season! More 

Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Big Eddy tour was super fun, our guide Ty was extremely knowledgeable and gave seriously clear and concise instructions. We had an amazing bonding experience. throw caution to the wind and get splashed it's really worth it.

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

Hi Teresa, there's nothing like a whitewater rafting trip for bonding, right? So glad you enjoyed it, and we will be sure to pass along your kudos to Ty! More 

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