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Sun Country Tours

531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
+1 541-382-6277
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McKenzie Magic Half Day raft trip

We've rafted with this company twice and were extremely happy both times. They really pay... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GertOregon
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Oregon
Fantastic Ride

Absolutely loved the staff - they made the experience much more fun. The rafting was great, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mario L
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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531 SW 13th St, Bend, OR 97702-3121
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've rafted with this company twice and were extremely happy both times. They really pay attention to customer service and anticipate your needs. The McKenzie is a beautiful river.

Thank GertOregon
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi GertOregon, thank you so much for doing the McKenzie Magic rafting trip with us! Look forward to seeing you again :)

Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely loved the staff - they made the experience much more fun. The rafting was great, but because we were really excited and had such a good time it felt like it passed too quickly. While we would have loved to go through a few...More

Thank Mario L
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, Mario L! We're so glad you had fun on the Big Eddy Thriller, and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Having done whitewater rafting in other places, I expected more from the Big Eddy Thriller. The website states that your time on the water is 1.25 hours and that's pretty accurate, but only about 5 minutes of that is actually spent in white water. (There...More

Thank longhorn74
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi longhorn 74, thank you so much for rafting with us! Yes, the Big Eddy Thriller is a short trip that gives people a convenient whitewater experience close to Bend. We hope you'll consider doing one of our longer trips like the McKenzie Magic or...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

For a company that advertises tube rentals for a relaxing river float - you'd think they'd have enough to fill demand. The young folks running the shop did a very nice job handling the many customers getting anxious about their rentals. The wait time more...More

Thank Mark D
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mark D, as you witnessed, floating the river has become a very popular activity in Bend, and we do our best to keep up with the demand. We recently ordered even more tubes to add to the hundreds we already have. We do recommend...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Six of my friends and I booked a private raft and had a perfect trip! Our tour guide Andy was hilarious and took great care of us. The river was higher than usual so the rapids had a bit of a boost which added some...More

Thank mjjeter
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for rafting with us, mjjeter! We look forward to seeing you on one of our longer adventures next year :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent whitewater rafting experience! I will definitely return. The Umpqua River is phenomenal, I plan to raft it every year with this great company.

Thank McKenzie C
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi McKenzie C, yes! Love that you did the North Umpqua Premier--it's a very special trip. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Reviewed 5 days ago

A blast to be on the river with the geese, ducks and other paddle boarders and floaters. Easy to leave from the small beach and paddle up stream to bridge and back in one hour. Stay near the shore upstream for the least resistence and...More

Thank GailCheryl
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi GailCheryl, so glad you enjoyed your Stand Up Paddle on the Deschutes! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ross was an excellent guide, informative, the landscape is beautiful, went by too quickly, can't wait to do it again.

Thank rhondaerlich
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, @rhondaerlich! We look forward to seeing you again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of my dislike of this tour is based on the guide, who is hopefully no longer there. I have been on several white water rafting trips, with and without kids, and I never have experienced a guide who was so arrogant, rude, and inconsiderate...More

Thank Brooklyn_Todd
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brooklyn_Todd, we are extremely concerned and dismayed to hear of your less than excellent experience with our guide. Can you please contact me directly? michelle@suncountrytours.com. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my family on a trip down the Deschutes River and had a terrific time. We were treated as though we were special from the moment we entered Sun Country to the time we returned from our trip. Guide was friendly and helpful and he...More

Thank Mark B
SunCountryBend, Manager at Sun Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for rafting with us, Mark B! And thank you for your review and recommendation. We hope to see you again!

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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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