Sun Country Tours

Experience an unforgettable Central Oregon river adventure with Sun Country Tours

Bend based Sun Country Tours has been operating on the beautiful rivers of Oregon since 1978. Their most convenient and popular trip is the Big Eddy Thriller, a super fun rafting trip that features Class III rapids. Only minutes from Bend, this whitewater adventure easily fits into a morning or afternoon. Sun Country Tours also offers longer and all day trips on the McKenzie, Upper Deschutes and North Umpqua Rivers. All of their whitewater rafting trips include expert guiding, transportation to and from the river and youth pricing for kids ages 6-12, and professional, digital photos are available for purchase.
Raft the wild rivers of Oregon
Having trouble deciding between the whitewater adventures? The scenery of each trip is unique, as is the character of the river. For a "wild west" adventure, look no further than the Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure out of Maupin. The river winds through a deep gorge, and stair-steps down through rapids like the famous "Boxcar Rapids." This adventure includes a grilled lunch served riverside. Interested in more verdant scenery? The McKenzie Magic trip takes you to the Eastern side of the Cascades for a river trip through a dense forest of conifers, ferns and moss on the sparkling, crystal-clear waters of the McKenzie River. This trip features about two and half hours of paddling on Class II and III rapids, and includes a deli-style lunch. Looking for something off the beaten track? The North Umpqua Premier takes you into the heart of the North Umpqua National Forest for a full day of rafting, swimming and fun. This trip is a favorite among Sun Country Tours guides and repeat guests, and includes a deli-style lunch.
What's SUP?
Looking for other ways to play on the beautiful Deschutes River? Sun Country Tours operates a seasonal location in Riverbend Park in Bend's Old Mill District between Memorial and Labor Days. From this location, they offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding lessons, tours and rentals. The fastest growing water sport in the world, SUP is super fun and easy to learn. Sun Country Tours provides all equipment, including boards chosen for their ease of use and stability, as well as locally-made Kialoa paddles and life jackets. Looking for other places to paddle board, Judy Shasek gives us a few suggestions.
Rent a float tube
Interested in something a little more leisurely? There's no better way to enjoy the river on a hot summer day than floating from Riverbend Park in the Old Mill District to Downtown Bend. Sun Country Tours rents professional-grade river float tubes with fabric covers, mesh bottoms, dual air chambers and handles. There is a municipal shuttle available for a fee at the takeout.
For more information on planning your river adventure, visit, or contact them at 541.382.6277 or
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