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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  • Jason Zachariah   Sep 29, 2020

    Jordan was a great guide. Amazing wildlife observed with bald eagles and river otters. The fall leaf changes made for a spectacular run. Chilly water and air temp but the wetsuits and booties provided kept it bearable. Awesome outfitter!

  • Alyssa Dilly   Oct 01, 2020

    We went white water rafting on 9/24/2020 and it was awesome! Staff is very professional and helpful. The drive from the downtown location in Jackson is about 35-45mins from the boat launch, and the river trip took about 2 hours. Our guide, Sandy, was hilarious, and super knowledgeable about rafting, the Snake River and the surrounding park area. Would definitely recommend wet suits because the water is cold, and you’ll definitely get splashed / soaked!! We had beautiful views of fall foliage the entire trip too, highly recommend!!

  • 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!

  • Tom Farmer   Sep 25, 2020

    Picked this due to the Lonely Plant guide recommendation and could not be happier. Staff was in constant contact via phone to keep you up to date on any changes. E-Mail instructions were VERY detailed and helpful. They gave us all the information we needed to ensure a great time. We went in late September on a 45F degree morning. I think they normally charge for wetsuit rentals, but everyone was given one by default due to the colder temperatures. Sandy was our guide and he was awesome; knowledgeable and fun.

  • Michelle Murphy   Aug 16, 2020

    I was nervous about booking because I have a 6 year old so I ended up not but changed my mind at the last minute. They were able to squeeze my family of 5 in a slot and were so helpful. I was very grateful, and I’m so glad I did it-my family had the best time. We were in 2 separate boats so had 2 separate guides and both my husband and I were impressed by them and their adherence to safety as well. The staff in the office was knowledgeable and courteous. I would definitely recommend this company!

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