Trip Summary: Bus Ride- 3 miles Time of Trip- 1.5 hours Time on Water- 1 hour Recommended Age- 6 and up Rapid Rating- Class 3, intermediate Price All Seats- $55 Tuesday Special- $48 Face coverings are required in our buildings and on our bus. Guests do not have to wear a face covering on the raft, the guide will wear one during the entire trip. (COVID protocols will change with CDC and local government recomondations)
Trip Details: Once at the river the lead guide will assign you a guide and be fitted for a PFD. We try and keep groups together whenever possible. The guide will strive for groups of 7 paddlers and possibly a couple non paddlers.
As the rafts drift away from the boat ramp, your guide will go over paddling commands, how to stay in a raft and other pertinent safety information. They will point out wildlife, tell stories and position the boat for the most strategic water fighting assault.
There are 2 practice rapids prior to the main event. You will splash and giggle through a class 1 and a class 2 while the guide makes last minute adjustments. Now it is time for the class 3’s! The rapids of Big Eddy are named “Kenmore”, “The Knotch”, “Souse Hole”, “Three Stooges” and “Ol’ Stogie”.
In the heat of the action while getting splashed from all sides, we hope you smile huge for the photographer who is lurking on the bank trying to capture the evidence of who is paddling and who is holding on.
After you have conquered the rapids your guide will play games, let you swim, and of course let the adventurous “ride the bull”!
Trip Times: We operate rain or shine 7 days a week from May to October. Trips depart at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Please arrive 20 min early to sign in.
Who Can Go: We recommend passengers aged 6 and up. Our only restriction is a properly fitting PFD. We can accommodate paddlers from 45 lbs up to a 58 inch chest. (no personal PFD’s please). We are an equal opportunity recreation service provider and will happily make adjustments to accommodate any paddler with physical limitations or special needs. It is up to the paddler to consult with a doctor to determine if rafting is an activity suitable for them.
Rates: All seats are $55. A group rate of $48 per person is available for groups of 14 or more and a single payment. Tuesday is locals day where all seats are $48. Gratuities are encouraged for profesional guides that go above and beyond. Guides do tip out the office staff, drivers and photographers so please consider 10% to 20%.
Photos: All of the photos of your boat can be viewed in the office after your trip. If you would like to purchase your photos we will send you a link to all of your photos for $35.
In the News: Article “I Shot the Deschutes” in Cascade Business News
Please watch us featured on The Great Outdoors by Central Oregon Daily
People come from all over the world to enjoy Central Oregon’s great outdoors. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us just down the road to enjoy one of the region’s most scenic, exciting and wet experiences, whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River with the Seventh Mountain River Company.