Dave Hansen Whitewater

Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, West Broadway, Jackson, WY, USA

Since 1967, Dave Hansen Whitewater has been leading scenic and whitewater float trips down the Snake River for people of all ages. They create amazing river adventures that offer incredible views of the Tetons and tons of opportunities to see wildlife – when you’re not blasting into the next chilly rapid, that is! Dave Hansen Whitewater is one of the oldest river rafting companies in Jackson Hole, and they work tirelessly to make each trip their guests take safe and fun.

We are a family run operation that truly understands the importance of creating memories that will be with you forever. Whether it is busting through Lunch Counter and getting you soaked, or getting everyone laughing from tall tales of the Snake, our goal is to be the highlight of your vacation,” says owner Bud Chatham.

Our local voters agree. They have bestowed Gold on Dave Hansen Whitewater for Best Rafting Company seven years in a row! 

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  • Jessica Padia   Jul 29, 2020

    We had such a great experience with Dave Hansen Whitewater! The staff was so knowledgeable and friendly, and their headquarters is located right in the middle of town, so we were able to walk there from our hotel. We had our two daughters with us, ages 4 and 6, so we booked the scenic trip. The staff provided our girls with Junior Guide workbooks for the trip to encourage them to spot different kinds of wildlife (complete with crayons, which they loved). We can’t wait to come back when our girls are older and take the white water trip. Book with them! You won’t regret it!

  • Keri Magleby   Jul 26, 2020

    My family recently did the leisure rafting trip with Kenzie, she was fabulous! She pointed out more than a 1/2 dozen bald eagles, nests, a marmot and told us interesting facts about the area. Our family ages ranged from 5-49, and all had a great time. Later that day my husband and three older boys (10, 13 and 15) did the white water rafting experience and couldn’t stop talking about it. Our driver Scott was very friendly and also shared with us interesting facts about the area and was there waiting for us when we were finished. Great job Dave Hansen making it a memorable day for our family!

  • Joe Colon   May 26, 2020

    The trip could only have been better if we had seen bears or elk. My daughter and I had a wonderful time enjoying the water, the sun and nature. Out guide, McKenzie(?) was a wonderful and professional guide. She handled the raft excellently and answered all of our questions. She expertly pointed out the wildlife we did encounter. Overall, an excellent trip.

  • Sondra Townsend   Jul 24, 2020

    We had a party of 16, including 5 kids, and everyone at Dave Hansen was great in getting us set up and checked in, getting fitted for wet suits for those of us who wanted them, being timely to get us on the bus and to the drop location, and our guide, Bryce, was great! He was funny and entertaining, but he was serious when it came to making sure we were aware of safety and letting us know what to expect at the different rapids! We had a ball, and all but one of the kiddos braved the cold water and took a swim (voluntarily!!)! Our group spent several days in the area hiking and exploring the Tetons and Yellowstone, and this was among our favorite parts of our trip!

  • Jason M   Jul 23, 2020

    We had an awesome trip down the snake river scenic tour and the white water trip. Both guides were fun and entertaining as well as competent guiding the boats down the river. Josh had plenty of stories and jokes, ask him about the bear cave down by the river. Our other guide Jordan gave us so many animal sightings that blew our minds. We saw Moose and her calf, a Marmot (we think), ducks, geese, an osprey, 13 bald Eagles Adults and juveniles and some amazing views of the Grand Tetons. These guys were awesome, hilarious (tons of dad jokes) and all around great guide.

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