whitewater river rafting in Sunriver, Oregon

At Sunset Lodging, we’re frequently asked for recommendations on summer activities and the tour companies that offer these amazing experiences. River rafting in Sunriver, Oregon, has been a favorite pastime for both locals and visitors to the region. River rafting offers more adrenaline than simply floating the Deschutes River, which is also a great time. We partner with several local river rafting tour companies in Central Oregon to offer our guests a memorable experience on the water during their Sunriver vacation.

White Water Rafting in Sunriver, Oregon

We’re proud to partner with Sun Country Tours, Sunriver’s top white water rafting company. Sun Country offers river rafting tours to amazing destinations throughout Central Oregon. Find out why the Big Eddy Thriller is the most popular white water rafting trip with Class III rapids highlighting your three-mile journey down the Deschutes River. Sun Country Tours has a store in The Village at Sunriver and a headquarters in Bend. The Sunriver location offers rafting pick-ups for the Big Eddy Thriller and the North Umpqua Premier Tour, as well as stand-up paddleboard rentals and a retail store.

Sunriver River Rafting Tours

The Big Eddy Thriller — This trip easily fits into a morning or afternoon during your summer vacation and Sun Country offers departures seven days a week from Bend and Sunriver. Spend an hour and a half on the water, covering three miles. Seven guests fill a raft and this trip is appropriate for ages six and older.

Raft N’ Brew — Enjoy the refreshing Big Eddy Thriller rafting trip followed by a complimentary beer tasting on the Sun Country Tours patio. Sun Country partners with different local breweries each Wednesday afternoon in July and August for these trips and they donate 50 percent of proceeds to local non-profits.

All Day Adventure — This unforgettable adventure on the Lower Deschutes in Maupin includes swimming, lunch served riverside, volleyball and thrilling white water rapids. Spend a full day meandering the Lower Deschutes River, spending four and a half hours on the water, covering 13 river miles. This trip includes views of rock canyons, arid landscape and big skies, departing daily from Bend, Redmond and Madras.

North Umpqua Premier — Go off the beaten path in the heart of Oregon’s North Umpqua Forest. Your trip includes views of old growth forest, towering rock spires and the opportunity to jump off of Jumper Rock. Departures happen from Bend and Sunriver and advanced reservations are required. You’ll spend four and a half hours on the water, covering 14 river miles and Class III whitewater rapids.

McKenzie Magic — This part-day trip takes place on the stunning McKenzie River in the Western Cascades. Prepared to be captivated by the clear, sparkling waters! This trip departs seven days a week from Bend and Sisters and includes transportation, deli-style lunch, professional equipment, and an interpretive guide. Expect Class II and III rapids, spending three hours on the water, covering 13 miles.

For more information, contact Sun Country Tours directly.

Spend Your Summer Vacation on the Water

Sunset Lodging in Sunriver offers discounts at Sun Country Tours as part of our Sunset Perks program. Book your Sunriver vacation rental with Sunset and take advantage of perks from local businesses including restaurants, tour companies, golf courses, and more. Spend your summer vacation on the water by experiencing the thrill and adrenaline rush of white water rafting in Sunriver through Sun Country Tours.

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