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Sun Country Tours

Address: 531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR, Bend, OR 97702
Phone Number: 541-382-6277
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Ranked #4 of 56 Activities in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Sun Country Tours has been operating on the beautiful rivers of Oregon since 1978. We specialize in...
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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.

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Bend, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We really enjoyed the Big Eddy rafting trip. Our guide was great and got us through without losing anyone. Everything was well organized and went off without a hitch.

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

Hi kevinhoy, thank you so much for your review of the Big Eddy Thriller whitewater rafting trip. It is big fun, isn't it!?! Hope to see you again this summer! More 

Salem, Oregon, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to Riverbend Park and rented a board and in about 45 seconds I was ready to go! Instructions were given to me by a nice young guy and I was able to take SUPing on with immediate success! I love Sun Country Tours for that, and I am so glad I got to have such a great experience!... More 

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

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for trying Stand Up Paddle Boarding with us! Hope to see you again next summer in Bend! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Booked the Big Eddie tour due to time restraints with friend on Labor Day. It was his first time rafting and it was a perfect choice for beginners; short time on river and rapids where fun but not challenging. All the white water on this tour is within one area, so it's like a short roller-coaster. I believe it's five... More 

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

Hi azhiker9, thank you so much for rafting the Big Eddy with us! We look forward to seeing you for one of our longer adventures next year! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We are a family of four with a 10 and 14 year old. We went paddle boarding for the first time. The staff gave us quick instructions of how to stand up on the board and how to hold our paddles and then we were off. It was a blast! The next day we all went on the Big Eddy... More 

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

Hi 4thatlove2travel, wow! Thank you so much for trying Stand Up Paddle boarding with us, and for doing a Big Eddy Thriller the next day. Looking forward to seeing your family again next year! More 

Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took the Big Eddie Thriller tour with Sun Country and it was amazing. Our guide, Kat, was especially welcoming and we immediately felt like old friends. All of the staff was unassuming and very helpful. We will definitely book another tour with them next time we are in Bend.

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

Hi Dan S, so glad you enjoyed your Big Eddy Thriller! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Kat, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went rafting on the Majestic McKenzie Aug 30 2014 and it was FANTASTIC !! Glen , our river guild was knowledgeable ,humorous and lots of fun! The lunch afterwards was super yummy! We are planning on rafting again , many more times with Sun Country Tours!

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

Hi Mikael H, thank you so much for rafting with us, and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Menlo Park, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have done three river rafting trips with Sun County and they are top notch! We just did the half day on the McKenzie and it is amazing. The water is cold 42 degrees but absolutely beautiful and the crew was amazing. We got a great history lesson on the drive up and wonderful description of the surrounding mountains and... More 

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

Hi Territhetripp, we love seeing our return guests season after season, and appreciate you trying out our different trips, as they are each so unique. Hope to see you again next summer! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a fantastic trip. We went on the Full Day trip on the Deschutes River out of Maupin. Our guide, Ty was very experienced and personable. He catered to our varying personalities and abilities, making it a great trip for everyone on the raft. He knew the area, it's scenery and history well enough to point out landmark and answer... More 

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

Hi CynD242, thank you so much for taking the time to review your Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip, and will be sure to pass your compliments along to Ty. Hope to see you next summer! More 

pdxdesi
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Water sports and me don't go well. But when my friends insisted on doing this I thought I should give it a try and it was an experience well worth it. most locals seemed to bring their own tubes/airbeds...but one can rent tubes at the Sun Country Tours tent in Riverbend Park. Parking was full but there was plenty across... More 

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

Hi pdxdesi, so glad you had fun floating the river. Fortunately, there is construction planned to provide safe passage for floaters and kayakers through the spillway on the Deschutes River, and we're hearing the project should be completed before next summer :) More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We recently took our first white water rafting trip with Sun Country Tours on the Big Eddy Thriller. My 10 year old and I were both nervous at first but had a great time and would love to go again. The kids can either sit up front of in the middle (not paddling), while the adults sit on the side... More 

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

Hi tgruber, thank you for doing the Big Eddy Thriller with us! Hope to see you next season on one of our longer adventures! More 

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