White Water Rafting the rapids of “Big Eddy” is a great way to make memories, cool off and experience the Bend Oregon lifestyle

 

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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
Raft Size- 6 to 9 paddlers depending on water levels and weight of group. Splits will be decided at the put-in by the lead guide.  If you want your own raft reserve for 7 people and bring 6.  

Price All Seats– $58 Per Person,  Tuesday Special- $53 (with promo code “Tuesday“, starting June 15th to Sept 7th)

Trip Details: Arrive at Seventh Mountain Resort 20 min prior to your trip time.  You will check in at the gift shop (just follow the signs to “Rafting Check In”.  As you wait for the bus please help your self to the games in the outfitter park or relax on our patio.  The bus driver will announce the departure of the trip.  After a 10 minute drive you will arrive at the river. 

Once at the river, you will be assigned a guide and you’ll be fitted for a PFD (Personal Floatation Device). We try and keep groups together whenever possible.  Boats can hold from 6 to 9 paddlers depending on water levels and the your group.  low water will dictate lighter rafts reducing the number of paddling positions.  Our lead guide will split groups at the river if needed for safety.

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 $58. Tuesday is locals day where all seats are $53 with use of a promo code.  Gratuities are encouraged for professional guides that go above and beyond.  Guides do tip out the office staff, drivers and photographers so please consider then in your generosity.

Cancellations: We have a 24 hour cancelation policy.  If you are unsure of your final trip numbers please reserve for the most you think will attend.  You are able to call us anytime the day prior to your trip to adjust numbers without charge.  We do raft rain or shine, except for lightning in which case if radar shows an impending cell we will cancel the trip without charge.  

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 $40.

Helmets and Splash gear Rentals: Not required but could add piece of mind or additional comfort to your trip.  Helmets and Splash gear can be rented for $5 per item.  We have a vary limited amount of splash gear so we do not reserve it. 

In the News: Article “I Shot the Deschutes” in Cascade Business News

Please watch us featured on The Great Outdoors by Central Oregon Daily

Destination Oregon: Rafting on the Deschutes River

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.

 

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