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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  • Claudia Yamamoto   Jul 08, 2021

    Rafting in the Snake River was awesome. We’re in 8 people, 5 adults and 3 children, and our guide was super fun. She made everyone comfortable and encouraged us along the way to “ride the bull” and swim in the river. The river is beautiful, only about 40min from Jackson. They took us on a bus with other groups, we were allowed to leave our personal belongings in the bus since the driver was going to stay and he picked us later a few miles down the river. The rafting took about 1.5 hr and the total trip about 3.5 hours. I’d recommend bringing your snacks/drinks for the bus ride.

  • David Levy   Jul 01, 2021

    We had incredible experience with Dave Hansen. John our guide was fantastic, personable and informative. We had an overall memorable and terrific time. They were timely, responsive and super friendly all throughout the entire morning. I would have given five stars for sure but the only issue we had was the lack of transparency from the front desk on the photos. Since obviously you can't take pictures of yourself, I wanted to make sure I had every opportunity to look at all the options. I had noticed two different photograph companies on the trip but the front desk would only give me the name of one of them. I had to search it out myself and good thing I did because the photos from the company they didn't give me the name of were significantly better. I would highly recommend Dave Hansen for rafting in Jackson- AN INCREDIBLE MEMORY.

  • Jackie Bese   Jun 28, 2021

    My family and I had a great time on the scenic river raft! Our tour guide Brian was awesome! It was a very relaxing trip down the river where we saw many eagles and other wild life out there! I would highly recommend them if you're looking for a fun relaxing thing to do with the family. Brian even let those that wanted take turns steering and rowing the boat for a while, which was fun too. The entire experience was good from start to finish!

  • Andrew Creamer   May 19, 2021

    We took our family of 7 on a scenic tour. It was early in the season and we felt that best for our young ones. However our teens had white water envy. Our guide was Bryce and he did a fantastic job of keeping the adults, teens, and young ones engaged. Everyone at Dave Hansen has a passion for the area and river guiding. This lends to a great experience for their guests. We could tell that the whole team from taking our phone call to the bus driver to their guides worked together to give us a great experience. Thank you Bryce and team!

  • Cassie Isaacson   Jun 28, 2021

    We had an awesome time!! Great service! Fantastic communication. Kids get wet suits included which was nice in the icy river water. We were lucky enough to get Alex as our guide! Great guy! This was our first time for our family with kids 9, 11, and 13, and they had the best experience! Highly recommend!

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