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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  • Fred Paddock   Sep 11, 2023

    Had a great time with Dave! We were hoping for a really fun guide and Dave did not disappoint! He made our scenic river trip informative and enjoyable. Would highly recommend looking him up if a scenic river trip is on your bucket list.

  • Jenna Hall   Sep 15, 2023

    Eagan was so knowledgeable, professional, and safe! We went with our four year old son and had a truly amazing experience taking in nature! We saw a ton of wildlife and stunning views of the Tetons and Snake River. This experience is a must!

  • Jane Faulds   Jul 13, 2023

    This was a great trip for our group of mostly retirees. Anyone needing help getting in and out of the rafts was given a hand, the ride was smooth, and we stayed mostly dry in our street clothes. Our friendly young guide pointed out eagles’ nests, as well as other wildlife (mostly birds), scenery, and landmarks along the way. It was a beautiful day on the river!

  • Christal Wilson   Sep 11, 2023

    The BEST experience! My husband, 25yr old son and I booked via Viator. Communication was excellent form the moment we booked. Check in easy, bus driver Kent was fantastic and our guide Ben was the BEST! This was our first ever whitewater trip, something I’ve wanted to do for years and what we all enjoyed the most! You will love every minute especially if you ride the Bull seat!! Thank you Dave Hansen’s for an experience we’ll never forget!!

  • Chris Redmond   Oct 04, 2023

    Had a great time with our guide Kevin. Nice quiet 13 mile ride down the Snake River. Saw lots of fish swimming near & under the raft and nearly a half dozen bald Eagles perching in the trees. Highly recommend you visit Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips.

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