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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  • Kim Shotwell   Dec 13, 2019

    Our rafting trip was awesome. The scenery was beautiful and we were happy to see an otter and other wildlife on the trip. My husband was hesitant about whitewater rafting and this was the perfect introduction for him. Our guide was very fun and informative. The people in the shop preparing you for the trip were quite helpful. They have everything you need (wetsuits, jackets, booties, hats, water, sunglasses holders and more) at very reasonable prices for rent or to buy. This trip should be on everyone’s to do list when visiting Jackson Hole.

  • John Dillon   Dec 28, 2019

    Scenic Float Trip - Our guide Bryce was great - we saw a ton of eagles - got to steer the raft, learned a lot of local history and laughed a ton. Trip was gentle - really no splash which was good because even though we had a sunny October day, the water is still very cold. If you do the trip earlier in the season then the river will be higher from the snow melt and move faster. Nevertheless we had a great time and we would definitely use Dave Hansen again!

  • J Myatt   Jul 22, 2019

    An excellent way to spend an afternoon. We walked in and booked a same day float. The employees were very friendly and super accommodating, and our guide was a great guy who was dedicated to make sure we got the fullest enjoyment out of our experience. I definitely recommend at least a wet suit jacket because the combination of wind and the cold water of the Snake River will have you shivering otherwise. Ask for Travis as your guide for sure.

  • Dan Robinette   Jul 17, 2019

    Sam was the Best Guide! She was a terrific naturalist. Great stories about the region and hide wildlife expert. She'll tell you about her adventures in Alaska and Tetons and Glacier National. Thank Sam.

  • Wayne Peck   Jul 20, 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed our scenic river ride with Dave Hansen Whitewater. Our guide, Sam, was pleasant, cheerful, knowledgeable, and witty. If you do not want an overly adventurous river rafting ride with excellent scenery, this is the way to go. We viewed eagles, geese, marmot, deer, and assorted other wildlife. We five ranged in age from 9-62. We all had a great time.

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