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Sun Country Tours
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Owner description: Home of the Big Eddy Thriller since 1978! Sun Country Tours provides part-day and all-day whitewater rafting trips on three of Oregon's beautiful rivers including the Deschutes, McKenzie and North Umpqua. The Big Eddy Thriller, their most popular and convenient trip, is just minutes away from their Bend Headquarters and easily fits into a morning or afternoon. Sun Country Tours offers convenient pickups in Bend, Sunriver, Redmond, and Sisters. All whitewater adventures include expert guiding, transportation, state-of-the-art equipment and child pricing, and all trips are appropriate for kids ages 6 and older. Professional quality digital photos capture all the color and excitement of your rafting adventure for you to share with friends. Sun Country Tours also offers River Float Tube Rentals and Stand Up Paddle Boarding from its location in Riverbend Park in Bend's Old Mill District.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We live in Bend and have rafted the Big Eddy Thriller at least five times! It is great fun to take out-of-town visitor with us on these trips. It is reasonably priced and a great summer activity on a hot day!

1  Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My family and I went river rafting with Sun Country in July, 2012 as part of a family reunion. We had 60 of us total on two separate rafting trips in the Big Eddy trip. Sun Country was very helpful in coordinating the logistics with us. The river rafting was great, however it is a very short trip. They advertise it as a 3 hour trip, but that includes the travel to and from the pick-up and drop off site. The time on the water is maybe 25 to 30 minutes. The water portion is fun though and the rapids are fun but not too difficult and a whole range of ages and skill levels can enjoy. As long as you are aware of the short amount of river time you should enjoy the trip.

Thank Alex J
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We did the Lower Deschutes River, all day trip with this outfit. We were all very impressed with all aspects of this outing. The guides, who you share quite a bit of time with, were great and made this a worthwhile experience. I was glad to do this trip so early because our driver Matt aka Joaquin, was knowledgeable about rafting, the area, geology, and virtually all things Bend. He showed incredible patience with the kids on the trip and guided us through some fairly (but not ridiculously) challenging rapids. Although he was not our guide on the trip, Pat was in the van and also was very knowledgeable about the area and things to do. I think that this company seems very committed to hiring talented, personable people which makes all the difference in a business.

The trip itself was terrific. The river itself is beautiful and the rapids provide the right amount of entertainment, without being terrifying. The lunch is a nice respite.

If you have an extra day in Bend, this is a great way to pass a summer day in Central Oregon.

1  Thank rangersfans
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

And the scenery is beautiful - placid river versus totally raging rivers. Saw an osprey too. We're thinking of doing this again!

Thank eortman
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I found this tour not only very entertaining, but good for all ages. All of the rafting guides are nice and courteous. They all definitely know what they are doing

Thank max m
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