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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  • Brian Charlson   Jan 27, 2019

    Absolutely nothing bad to say. Our family spent a great half day w guide Nolan and another family in the Snake River small boat. Total of 3 teens between us and always felt safe and in good hands. Excellent company to ride with.

  • Kevin Hamann   Aug 10, 2018

    What an incredible experience for our family. The trip itself was great. Our guide, Hunter, was unforgettable - sort of a larger than life western character out of the movies. He was friendly, knowledgeable, witty, and told great stories. But the real reason why we enjoyed the trip - the ambience at the store before and after the trip. We were greeted by Bud, the owner, who took time to get to know everyone in our 12 person group. Bud is local - he embodies the Jackson Hole family spirit. His teen daughter helped us get fitted with our gear. His wife waived to us as our bus left for the river. He was standing there waiting for us upon our return, ready to hear our stories and give us a high five. His energy was contagious. The entire team of employees at Dave Hansen Whitewater were professional and friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better memory for my family.

  • David Joyce   Dec 05, 2018

    Best rafting trip I have gone on. Was a total blast from start to finish and really helped kick off our football season. A must for any team building activity.

  • Jennifer Cooke   Aug 20, 2018

    Our family booked the combo trip and it was exceptional! We loved the experience on the 8 person raft... well worth the money. Our guide Grace was a sweetheart. She had so many wonderful facts to share on the scenic part of our trip. Very knowledgeable. Grace made the whitewater experiment a lot of fun and made our children feel special about being lead paddlers. I highly recommend booking with this company!

  • John Viator   Aug 03, 2018

    The family had a great trip down the Snake River with the Dave Hansen company. The entire Dave Hansen staff was very professional. All of their equipment was top of the line. Our guide Hunter was exceptional. He was very informative and put up with all of our questions. What a great way to experience the Snake River and native wildlife. We will definitely book another trip the next time we make it to Jackson. If you're from the South, like us, we highly recommend the full-body wet-suit; it's quite chilly on the water.