We had 2 wonderful rides. First we went on the big dune buggy and yes it is slower, but you get to see more of the scenery. Then, after speaking to some other passengers who had gone on one of the 7 passenger dune buggy rides, our friends and us decided we were up for that too. We booked a half hour ride for the next morning. It was incredible, fast and exciting. We would all do it again, only next time we're going for an hour. Our driver, Doug, was very competent and I felt safe at all times, even when it looked like we might land in a small lake. All four of us walked away saying"What a Blast". We just got home from our Oregon Coast vacation this past weekend and this ride was definitely one of the highlights. All staff we dealt with, both in the office and drivers, were very friendly and helpful. We will be going back.
Loved it. We went on the big group tour in the big giant dune buggy. Lots of Ups, and Downs and all a rounds. It was so fun my wallet had jumped out of my back pocket. We all know what happens to lost wallets....
How ever after a phone call to the office...and after the search the lost wallet was found on the dune buggy and all was there...
Honesty is the Best Policy...
I will recommend this company time and time again.
The 35 person dune buggy for 12 bucks is one of the best values my family and I have ever had on a trip. 15 of us at our family reunion took the 1 hour tour and were blown, I mean blow away. It does not go over 15mph even on the highway to get to the entrance to the park. We had three children from 3-5 and there was a 92 year old guy sitting in the back as well(not realated). The driver/guide was great and the terrain was something one would never expect in the USA. The dunes are out of this world and you cannot imagine how high they, not too mention steep. I have been on some of the bigest roller coasters and ski in the steeps in the winter but coming the down the pitch of a 200ft dune at a crawl might have been the most exhilerating experience I have ever had. I was steep, to the point of, someone saying, "We are actually going down this."
Make reservations as they have two buggys and they will be full all day long. Florence, Oregon is beautiful and my family will be back for many years to come.
This was the second time I have been on a SandLand dune buggy ride and it was my boyfriends first time. We both had a blast. Office staff were friendly and very helpful with directions. The driver was very entertaining. Or buggy broke down on Center, the highest hill in the dunes, but they sent another buggy right on out, switched us safely over to the new one and continued our ride. They also made sure that we got our full one hours' worth. It was great. We are bringing our friends next time. :-)
WE LIKED EVERYTHING, IT WAS QUICK TO GET FROM THE OFFICE TO OUR BUGGY, THE DRIVER WAS NICE AND THE RIDE WAS JUST AS THE OFFICE PERSON DESCRIBED "FAST AND FUN", IT WAS LIKE BEING ON A ROLLER COASTER IN THE SAND, AWESOME!!!! FUN FUN FUN, WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO WANTS A THRILL
We loved the dune buggy ride. The driver was very informative about the landscape. Was a little disappointed with the mini-golf course. Has a tendancy to get a bit crowded. Felt like we had to rush through. Go-karts and bumper boats were fun.