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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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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 NEW

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

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 NEW

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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 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

Hagerstown, Maryland
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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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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