This was some of the best time on the Oregon Dunes. My whole family loved it. We can't waite to go back. My husband and two sons road the ATV's and my daughter and I drove a two seat buggy. I was not sure about it. I was nervous that someone would get hurt.
The staff was great. They all were very helpful and informative. They had everything for our needs and helped us the whole way through. We went for two hours and had a blast. It was not long enough. We are excited and have made reservations already to return later this year.
If you actually read ALL the conditions on the 2 page contract you sign, you will realize that you are in constant default anytime you go over 15MPH. We had nothing but trouble with three machines and this being our 4th consecutive year in the Dunes and first at Spinwheel, we felt we had a clue. The owner seemed to forget all his people skills when we asked for a refund and completely lost it when I suggested that we would write a review that would attach to Google. He phoned the Sherrifs and said we were threatening him and while talking to both the Sherrifs and Visa discovered he put a fraudulous $800 charge on one of our Visa cards.
The bill for 8 ATVs for 1.5 hours after being tossed from the property was $2000+. Save yourself some grief and go somewhere else. The 7 dunes you can go on takes about 10 to 15 mins return. We were going to try the Ocean on the 2nd part of our 3 hours prepaid, but never got there after asking for a refund after having trouble with 3 300ccs of Spinreel Dune Buggy Rentals.
This was an awesome place! The staff was extremely helpful! We took a tour with one of their drivers. Dan was his name. He was funny, insightful and very informative about the area! We went down to the beach and it was beautiful. We seen a sea lion and several birds. Then he took us on the ride of our lives. We could nothing but laugh because it was so fun when he went up the dunes and down. Then at the last dune, he explained how long the dunes were there and how they got there. WOW! Who knew. The last dune was exciting. His driving and attitude was very professional.The rental place itself was clean, the staff was very helpful. I give this place my thumbs up! I am recommending it to all my friends.
Thank you to all of you for a wonderful, fun and safe place for my family.
the staff was awesome, we rented two of the one person dune buggys for an hour (that's the only way we could drive by the ocean). The time it took us to get to the ocean, and the time it took pulling and digging ours out of the sand, we had a whole 5 mins to drive on the beach before we had to head back. we felt that they were too underpowered for the soft sand, my boyfriends wouldn't even make it back up the hill from the beach to get back on the trail to head back, there were two of us pushing him while he was full throttle. we felt for the money we spent most of out time on the trail to get to the beach (which you can't go very fast on) and like i said above getting ourselves out of the soft sand. my boyfriends got stuck 3 times between the rental shop and the beach. Once you are on the beach it was awesome, the sand is more packed and your able to drive without getting stuck, but for only five minutes of that it wasn't worth it!!! If they just would have been more powerful......