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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR, Bend, OR 97702
541-382-6277
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Ranked #7 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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Grand Rapids, MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a time! Ty and Laura and Chris were absolutely fantastic guides. The all day trip to the Upper Umqua Rapids was spectacular. I think we got on one of the last trips to this river for the season. A bunch of Class III's and one Class IV. Ty and Laura are exceptional guides of the rafts. You can tell... More

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was our first white water rafting experience ~ and it was a perfect first time. The weather was great, our guide Drey made the experience memorable and fun and the ride was amazing. May have been our first ride, but it definitely won't be our last. In fact, everyone at Sun River Tours helped make us feel at home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took our family of four along with another family of four for an afternoon whitewater trip on the Deschutes at Big Eddy. We were able to book the trip the day before with no issues. Prices were reasonable. The staff was very friendly and professional. They even provided us with band aids when or two little ones got some... More

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Southern California
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Rented tubes from this company from their outpost along the Deschutes River in bend, just a bit away from the Old Mill District. The Staff was very helpful and friendly, and the equipment was in good repair. We were able to drop in about 100' from where we rented the tubes, and cruise down the river and get out at... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience with our kids who were first timers on white water (ages 13 and 9). Booked the midweek trip on line the night before, and found the whole experience excellent. Rafting guide was fantastic! Bring a towel for the bus ride back, as you'll want to take a dunk in the water once you've survived the rapids! Great experience.... More

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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took our family of 11--ages ranging from 7 to 72--on the all-day rafting trip on the North Umpqua. Had 2 rafts, one led by Clay, the other by Laura. We left from the Village at Sunriver and took a long (1 1/2 hours approx) drive in a small bus to Boulder Flat Campground. We got some basic instruction and... More

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

Hello Parcel_Family, we're so glad you enjoyed your North Umpqua Premier. It's our guides' favorite trip, and as you described, well worth the extra travel time to the river. Thank you so much for rafting with us, and we hope to see you again! More

Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Spectacular scenery, wonderful staff and rapids that were perfect for our group. We scheduled the North Umpqua Premier rafting trip a few weeks in advance of our vacation to Sun River. As the date approached the weather turned a bit rainy and cool. Concerned about my wife and two boys (7 and 9) spending a cold (and miserable) day on... More

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

Hi Lew C, we're so glad our team made your whitewater rafting adventure fun and enjoyable despite the weather :) Thank you for rafting with us! More

Duluth, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Big Eddy is a great family white water half day trip. We got our own raft with a party of six and I recommend it. We were staying at sunriver and pick up was in the village shopping center.very convenient, finished on time, great river guide, lots of fun!

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

Hi Chandlmm, so glad you enjoyed your private raft for the the Big Eddy Thriller, and thanks for taking the time to post a review! Hope to see you again! More

Alamo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Took my 12 year old daughter on her 1st raft trip. We did the Big Eddy. Perfect except overcast and really cold once we got wet. Guide Getz and driver Gabriel wear top notch.

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

Hi Tbird07, thank you so much for rafting with us (even though the weather wasn't as cooperative as it has been most of the summer). We do offer splash suits for cooler days that can really help keep you warmer. We will pass along your compliments to Getz and Gabriel, and hope to see you again…on a warmer day :) More

Monterey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We did the all day Deschutes River trip. It was a first time for us, and we had a terrific day with kids from 9-21. We left our two youngest, but they would have enjoyed the trip except for the chilly water, which was not bad as long as the sun was shining. (We were told the McKenzie river is... More

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

Hi lotusv, thank you so much for sharing your experience on the Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure with others on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you had a great trip, and will pass along your props to Ty! Hope to see you for another whitewater rafting adventure next summer! More

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