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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  • Tyler Haupert   May 26, 2022

    Our float trip down the Snake River was wonderful. Vlad, our guide, expertly navigated us down the river while pointing out wildlife and offering interesting facts about the landscape. He was a true professional and very easy to talk to. We saw 7 or 8 bald eagles, a beaver, several marmots, and a few groups of pelicans, which was very cool. Also, logistics such as check-in and shuttles to and from the float went smoothly. I’d highly recommend this trip!

  • Eric Turner   Jun 08, 2022

    One of the best experiences I’ve ever had. They are very detailed with scheduling and what to bring for the trip. The guides a very personable and keep your best interests and safety as a top priority all while having fun and making the whole experience as memorable as possible. When it came to being out on the water the rapids were amazing and fun and the guides coached us through perfectly every step (or paddle) of the way. I would highly recommend going with Dave Hansen, and I would do it over again multiple times if I had the chance.

  • 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.

  • maybreigh Cameron   Jun 11, 2022

    This was my first experience whitewater rafting! It truly was so much fun!! The staff recommended us all to wear wet suits as the water is extremely cold. I was very glad to have listened to their recommendation! We had a party of 9 and I was amazed at how patient the staff was in helping us all get fitted properly & ready to go on our adventure! Everyone was very professional, friendly, and helpful!! Highly recommend Dave Hansen's for your Whitewater Rafting Adventure!!

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