Whitewater Adventures in Bend
Whitewater rafting in Bend, Oregon, is one adventure that belongs on your vacation bucket list. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a couch potato, or looking for a family-friendly activity, there’s nothing better on a hot day than a wild ride down the Deschutes river!
Sun Country Tours has been running whitewater rafting excursions in Central Oregon since 1978. They offer four thrilling whitewater rafting excursions on three exceptionally beautiful rivers, the Deschutes, Umpqua, and McKenzie. Their most popular trip, the Big Eddy Thriller, is a fun two-hour rafting adventure on the Deschutes River designed for the entire family – young kids don’t even have to paddle! You’ll splash through class I and III rapids and have plenty of time on flat water to catch your breath.
When you book a whitewater raft trip with Sun Country Tours, they take care of everything, from gear to an experienced guide.
Looking to multi-task and get a taste of the Bend Ale Trail while you’re at it? Try the Raft n’ Brew trip for rafters 21 and older every Wednesday afternoon during July and August. You’ll splash through the Big Eddy rapids and then toast your adventure back at Sun Country headquarters with a variety of local craft beer.
For a full day of rafting excitement, Ouzel Outfitters and Sun Country Tours offer trips on the Lower Deschutes River near the rafting town of Maupin, Oregon. Big, splashy class III rapids like Boxcar and Oak Springs deliver a thrilling experience. Photographers will capture your mile-wide smiles as you shoot the rapids. Or, for a slightly more leisurely trip, the McKenzie River in the Cascade Mountains east of Sisters offers fast and active but relatively easy class II rafting.