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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  • Jennifer Knapp   Aug 21, 2020

    We had a great experience on our white water trip! Dave Hansen’s was only one of two companies actually open during our time there (mid July 2020 due to Covid) and they were very good at following guidelines to keep everyone safe. They were friendly and answered all of our questions and made sure we had a good time! I highly recommend them!

  • Wallace Rice   Sep 15, 2020

    Friendly, professional guides, minimal red tape in preparation for the adventure and helpful staff for booking and check-in. Overall, it was an exceptionally wonderful adventure with wildlife, views to die for on the Snake River, and white water providing the thrills.

  • 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.

  • Nikki Newton   Sep 13, 2020

    If you’re looking for an introductory experience to white water rafting, these guys are it! Really great customer service and a smoothly run operation. You’ll be on level 2/3 rapids on the snake river. On the bus, it takes about 40 minutes to get to the drop off location. They have suits, jackets, and booties for rent. The water is cold. We went early September and it was in the low 60s (warmest it will get), so I’d say if you get cold easily, go for the wetsuit and jacket. We did get to see a bald eagle and otters. If you’re looking for a something a little more legit, I’d make sure the rapids are at least a level 3, and you’d have to wear a helmet. We were a little disappointed at how calm the majority of the trip was.

  • Joe M   Aug 18, 2020

    My wife and I were on vacation in Jackson hole Wyoming. To go see Yellowstone’s in the Local surroundings. As we rolled into town we noticed Dave Hansen’s river raft. I went inside to ask him several question about the tour as my wife is handicap. They came outside and talk to my wife and after a couple questions. My wife was very happy and pleased with there answers. Needless to say we booked a tour. We were supposed to take the tour on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. But due to it raining all day that day they canceled all the tours. They were willing to give us a full refund no questions asked due to the weather. But we decided to rebook and schedule for the next day. The 8 o’clock tour. Needless to say we had a blast. My wife had an easy time getting in and out of the boat. Our tour guide was awesome. He had been in the business for over 14 years doing tours in rapid tours. On the snake river. He had a vast knowledge of the local surroundings and pointing out the wildlife we have seen moose 10 to 15 bald eagles cattle and other things along with Beaver lodges. I highly recommend this tour for anybody coming in to Jackson hole and wanting to have an adventure And memories you’ll never forget. I tip my hat off to Dave Hansen and company. For the awesome job looking forward to doing it with family and friends in the future. From the bottom of my hearts we thank you.

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