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“Best Adventure Ever !!!!!!”

Sandland Adventures
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the Oregon Dunes and Family Fun Park at Sandland Adventures. Offering tours of the dunes since 1987, our professional drivers will show you a great time while you travel across an impressive natural wonder of endless shifting sand. You will also experience unique tree islands, various wildlife and the spectacular Siuslaw River. Choose an exhilarating dune ride on our Sand Rails or a relaxing tour on our Giant Dune Buggies. Our one hour tours also include traveling down our Pacific Ocean Beach. Large or small groups can be accommodated on either tour. For those who prefer speed and excitement, try either a half hour 10 mile tour or an hour 20 mile tour. These 7 to 10 passenger Long Travel Sand Rails have over 20” of suspension travel and plenty of horsepower to take you on an exhilarating ride. If you prefer a slower pace, enjoy our interpretive Giant Dune Buggy Tour with many picture opportunities. Informative, scenic and fun describes this one hour dune buggy tour covering approximately 8 miles of dunes and 2 miles of ocean beach. Climbing and descending through the most beautiful, impressive dunes will be an unforgettable experience.After your dune ride, you can bump and splash on our Bumper Boats, race on our Grand Prix style Go-Kart Track, play a round of Miniature Golf or take a ride on the Cloverline Railroad. We are located less than one mile south of Florence on Hwy 101.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best Adventure Ever !!!!!!”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Decided to take a Dune buggy Tour late September without a reservation and easily got on the tour within 45 mins. Was the best adventure I have ever done. Our driver Sean was the best, and even gave us a brief history of the “Beach Highway” and how the dune’s came to be. I was so impressed by this tour and our guide. Sandland Adventure has not rolled a buggy in 26 years, impressive. The Dune’s were so amazing, I have never seen dunes like this and flying though them was over the top. We had a clear sunny day which was awesome for dune riding.

There were two options for rides that day: A slow and steady ride for an hour or hold on tight ride for 30 minutes. My friend wanted the slow and easy ride, but since our group was 7 people we got to ride in the fast buggy instead of the buggy that holds 27 people, and our guide did asked the group if we could be a little more exciting. So it was 70 mph up and down the dunes, what a rush.

I’m so going to do the 1 hour fast tour next time I’m riding though Florence Oregon!!

Visited September 2012
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Milton Freewater, Oregon
1 review
“Best ride ever”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Absolute best time ever! We hadare the houra tour andwith our driverroute was fabulous Thank you Buddy for a wild ride! I would do it again.

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New Castle, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“WOW..What a RIDE!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We spent a fun morning at Sandland Adventures! We didn't make a reservation, but they had room for 3 of us. I said that I would sit out. The clerk told us that sometimes, the driver will make room, but we had to pay him cash for my ticket (if he had room). Doug (dirver) said NO PROBLEM. We all hopped in the dune buggy and off we went. It was the ride of our lives. The scenery was amazing, sand was blowing everywhere and all you heard were "yahoos" and "OMG". The ride was 30 minutes of pure adrenalin fun. Afterwards, we played mini-golf and the kids drove go-carts. Everything was seperate pricing, but worth it.

Visited August 2012
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richland, wa
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Thrill from beginning to end!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A couple from Wisonsin at the bed and breakfast we stayed at recommended this and we were so glad. Our driver Dan gave us a ride for our money. We took the 30 minute thrill ride and it was from beginning to end. So glad we were so securely strapped in. The views were amazing! At the end the driver even gladly took our picture.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sandland Adventures "Wild and Exciting" dune buggy ride”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had the most fun ever on a ride of any sort. The dune buggy ride in the Dunes was a blast. Buddy, our driver is a true professional driver, and a real showman. He's funny, very experienced, and very interesting on all aspects of the Oregon Dunes, then we go like hell! My wife was co-piloting in the front seat next to our driver, and could have easily caught a mouth full of sand from all the screaming. Hints for next time: wear a touque (a Canadian ski cap) down over your ears, and keep your mouth shut! You complexion will be smooth from the sand blast. We took the half hour ride, and now wish it was a full hour. Well worth every dime. Buddy also got a good fair tip from us. Yes it was that good. Do it!!!

Visited September 2012
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