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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
+1 541-382-6277
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Had a group that ranged from 9to 73 and all had a blast. We supposedly got taken through the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
evetsc
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Seattle, Washington
Trip is great, but don't order pictures!

I have booked two rafting trips over the last two years with Sun Country and I never get emailed... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Kelley541
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Bend, Oregon, United States
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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.
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531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Had a group that ranged from 9to 73 and all had a blast. We supposedly got taken through the toughest part of the rapids so extra thrilling. Lots of local lore by the bus driver along the way to the river. Yes it was cold...More

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SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you so much for rafting with us, evetsc! Hope to see you again next year!

Reviewed 27 October 2017

I have booked two rafting trips over the last two years with Sun Country and I never get emailed pictures that were pre purchased. I have emailed everyday this week to get my pictures from August. Emily told me that I had to find the...More

Thank Kelley541
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

What a great time. It was a quick water outing, with a fantastic outcome. We really enjoyed it. Thank you!

Thank Carey S
meeshmercer, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Carey S, thank you so much for rafting with us! We hope to see you again next year!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We had a group of 8 looking to do a quick rafting trip, so we chose the Big Eddy tour. The company claimed the boats are limited to 7 people, but we were able to fit all 8 in one raft. Our guide, Andy, was...More

Thank Kristian L
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you so much for rafting with us, Kristian L! We hope to see you again next year :)

Reviewed 3 September 2017

A fun activity to do with kids who aren't afraid to get wet. Groups of adults will also enjoy it. The raft ride isn't very long, however, it was a lot of fun and a good introduction to rafting.

Thank C P
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you for rafting with us, C P! Hopefully you can join us for a longer adventure next season :)

Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was a lot of fun and the guides were great. I do have to say that it is really short though. There is really one section that has 5 different rapids and then you get out.

Thank Lokiloni25
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hi Lokiloni25, thank you for rafting with us! We hope you'll try one of our longer rafting adventures next year!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We reserved a full day trip several months early for the Eclipse Weekend - for Saturday before the eclipse. A week before, we are called and told they are cancelling the day long trip because of expected traffic delays to get to the put-in. They...More

Thank Ann P
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Ann, we apologize for the confusion on our side over the Eclipse Weekend in Bend, and also for your less-than-stellar experience. We were advised by government agencies and other civic organizations to reduce operations during the eclipse, especially those that were dependent on significant...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Had a great time on the Big Eddy rafting trip. Short, just an hour on the water. Enough to either decide to go on a longer trip or decide otherwise. Great info about the river and the area from our guide as well as a...More

Thank Andrea R
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Andrea R, thank you so much for rafting with us!

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My family (kids 13 and 11) did the Big Eddy today from Sunriver. Everything was great. Great trip if you only have 1/2 day. Getz was a great guide and made the trip more enjoyable and helped the kids have fun. Definitely recommend.

Thank Grateful_Dad2013
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Grateful_Dad2013, thank you so much for rafting with us during your Sunriver visit! We'll pass along your props to Getz :)

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We actually had adult children with us. 6 family members took on the Big Eddy and won, but kudos goes to the excellent job our guide did I prepared by us.

Thank Dave J
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for rafting with us, Dave J! Hope to see you again next year!

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julieshaner
19 July 2016|
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Response from SunCountryBend | 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
9 April 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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