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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
+1 541-382-1709
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Big Eddy Thriller

My two sons and I had a great time. Third time going down this portion of the Deschutes River... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dave V
A joyful ride

We've been on a couple other river rafting tours and this trip did not disappoint! We really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris K
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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary! Sun Country Tours began running the Big Eddy section of the Upper Deschutes River just outside of Bend and Sunriver in 1978, and the Big Eddy Thriller continues to be an iconic Central Oregon experience that our repeat guests enjoy year after year. In addition to the convenient and popular Big Eddy Thriller, Sun Country Tours offers longer adventures including the McKenzie Magic on the crystalline McKenzie River, the All Day Adventure through a gorgeous Western canyon on the Lower Deschutes River, and the North Umpqua Premier in the heart of the primordial North Umpqua National Forest. All trips include expert guiding, environmental interpretation, professional-grade equipment, clean and comfortable transportation and unforgettable memories. We also provide lunches for our longer tours and incredible digital photos worth sharing. Enjoyed one of our adventures? Leave us a review with the #bigeddy hashtag and we hope to see you again soon!
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531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My two sons and I had a great time. Third time going down this portion of the Deschutes River. Short trip 1-1 1/2 hours but, big fun. Class II and class III rapids with patches of calm water. Perfect for beginner rafters and also fun...More

Thank Dave V
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you had fun rafting with us, Dave! We look forward to seeing you again :)

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been on a couple other river rafting tours and this trip did not disappoint! We really enjoyed "The Knot," even though we got water up our nose! The kids, ages 6-14, loved the names of the rapids. Our guide masterfully kept us on course...More

Thank Chris K
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for rafting with us, Chris!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took our 4 grown grand kids on the half day McKenzie rafting trip. Readman welcomed us on the bus. She was very welcoming, friendly and informed us about the beautiful river rafting we were about to embark. She seemed very experienced in rafting. She...More

Thank Jetzette
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jetzette, thank you so much for bringing your family rafting with us! We hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time with our guide casey when going down the Deschutes River. He explained what was needed of us, kept the mood fun and light and the kids in our group - from 6-15 - all loved it. It was a quick...More

Thank Nicole S
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for rafting with us, Nicole! Looking forward to taking you rafting again :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s getting hot in Bend so it was perfect and refreshing. The ride is 1h20min to the put-in and then 13 miles. Nothing too scary. Our guide Andy was great. Best part of it is no crowds and small group. That makes it all the...More

Thank Pat G
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pat, thank you so much for rafting the McKenzie with us, Pat! We'll let Andy know you appreciated his guiding :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time trying whitewater rafting - what an experience! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and super friendly guides made this a day to be remembered!

Thank Masood B
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Masood, thank you so much for rafting with us! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this in 2006 and just did this again. Well organized and a safe way to experience the rapids.

Thank Brynna C
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for rafting with us, Brynna!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked with Sun Country Tours while staying at Sun River Resort for vacation. This was a great trip for our kids who are 8 and 11. That actual time on the water was fairly short but the excitement was high for all involved. Our...More

Thank Brian W
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brian, thank you so much for rafting with us during your Sunriver vacation! Hope you can come back and do the All Day Adventure with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time rafting Muy amables Very friendly Muy cerca de bend Parking lot Better price than the others

Thank Carlos H
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for rafting with us, Carlos!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed in the trip. The guide was great, bus ride to the river was fine. The actual raft trip down the river was an hour, at the most, and that included a time out of the raft as we walked to view the rapids...More

Thank marywilcynski
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Michelle M, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the duration of our Big Eddy trip, marywilcynski. The Big Eddy Thriller is popular because it's a convenient, short trip near town, but we do offer longer trips as well on the McKenzie, Lower Deschutes and North Umpqua...More

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julieshaner
July 19, 2016|
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Response from Michelle M | Property representative |
All of our trips are appropriate for kids 6 and older, and for smaller children who aren't comfortable paddling, there is the option of sitting at the very front of the raft for maximum splashes, or further back inside the... More
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mothertime
April 9, 2015|
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Response from meeshmercer | Property representative |
Hi mothertime, thank you so much for your interest in rafting with us during your visit. We offer four white water rafting trips, ranging from part-day trips to all day trips. Some of the considerations are where you are... More
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