Home of the Big Eddy Thriller Since 1978!
Find out why the Big Eddy Thriller is our most popular rafting trip. With Class III rapids highlighting a three-mile journey down the beautiful Deschutes River, your group is bound to have a splashing good time. The Big Eddy Thriller is the perfect combination of excitement and fun for families who want to get wet and “woo hoo!” their way down the river. Young children may simply ride and not paddle if they choose.
Only minutes from Bend, the Big Eddy Thriller easily fits into a morning or afternoon, so you explore other fun things to do in Central Oregon, like our world-famous Bend Ale Trail. The Big Eddy Thriller puts in at the old logging camp of Aspen after a quick flatwater training session with your guide. You’ll get to practice on some Class I and II rapids before heading into more energetic whitewater. With names like Kenmore––a Class III rapid with a washing-machine action––and Roller Coaster, you know you’re in for a good time. And our photographer will get photos of you in action as you and your raft mates navigate the rapids.
With the incredible Deschutes National Forest as a backdrop, we’ll also slow down a few times to enjoy the dramatic scenery, and even take a dip in the swimming hole if you like.
Flows from the Lava Lands National Monument shaped the Deschutes River more than 7,000 years ago, and today towering Ponderosa pines and shimmering quaking aspens line the banks of the Upper Deschutes to stunning effect.
The Big Eddy Thriller makes a great gift! A Sun Country Tours gift certificate is always appreciated, and the recipient can book the trip at their convenience. Give the gift of a super fun experience and unforgettable memories!