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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  • Bobbi Krumrei   Jul 11, 2022

    Rafting 13 miles down the Snake River was amazing! Our guide, Vlad, made the experience meaningful beyond the beautiful scenery. Vlad shared a font of interesting information during the scenic river trip. He shared history of the area along with present knowledge. His expansive knowledge about the wildlife (eagles, beavers, merganser ducks, and more) made the trip educational and enjoyable! Thank you for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Redondo Beach   Jun 07, 2022

    What a great staff! Bill was a wealth of knowledge! Loved him sharing about the area and some great local/U.S. history! Brian was such a great guide! Funny personality, on top of it all ... and a Jackson born and bred kid! We saw some in another group that didn't have wetsuits... glad we had them! It was chilly and you do get wet!

  • Carla Davis   May 21, 2022

    Great experience! This was the perfect trip for us because it has enough "thrill" but did not exceed our ability since we are not experienced rafters. Roger was great! Very informative and fun. He gave me the confidence I needed to ride the bull on the Big Kahuna (I'm 58). It was a blast and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Highly recommend Dave Hansen Whitewater.

  • Etosha Page   Jul 05, 2022

    My family and I did the relaxing raft ride and it was great! We have three teenagers! 19, 17, and 16 and each enjoyed it. Our guide was very informative, and pleasant. The water actually moved us quite quickly and had a nice breeze so the 12:30am ride was very nice. I was thinking we would be hot, and sweaty but was just the right amount of force and breeze. There were a few areas where we could have that white water “thrill” (optional of course, the guide asked if we wanted to have that thrill) which was as nice change along the way. Saw different bird species, an was just a very nice 13 miles ride on the Snake River!

  • Laurie Golden   Jul 21, 2022

    Our whitewater raft trip was fantastic. Vlad, our guide, skillfully navigated our boat through the cliffs and rocks while maximizing the splash factors. He made us all feel safe while providing the absolute most fun possible. The whole experience with Dave Hansen was great. Reserving our trip, signing waivers, getting wetsuits (recommended for chilly temps!) was all so easy. It was great to get the email reminders and information about what time to meet and where to park. The whole thing was stress-free. I would definitely recommend this trip, especially for families looking to have some thrills on the water.

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