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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  • Andrew Cooper   Aug 30, 2022

    Had a boat to ourselves as we had a group of 7 in my family (4 children) with ages 9 to 70. Clearly the younger and oldest member was very nervous. I cannot say enough great things about the setup. Jake was our guide and he made such a great effort to ensure the comfort of my entire family. It was the standout event of our 3,500 mile tour of the US mid-west. The entire event from booking through to execution is very professional and exciting. Thanks for providing this memory to my family and I.

  • Nancy Martin   Sep 17, 2021

    We did the Dave Hansen float trip on the Snake River. Our group of 4 LOVED everything about this experience. The staff called me directly to update me on a time change; then from the time we arrived, boarded the bus for a 10 minute ride, given instructions, and boarded the raft was a great experience. The float guides were all so friendly and ours, named Brice was amazing!! It was one of the best things we choose in our itinerary with breathtaking beautiful scenery, relaxing, and entertaining by our great guide Brice! We saw so many Bald Eagles we lost count!! I would highly recommend Dave Hansen, and plan to use them again the next time we come back! Thanks for a GREAT experience!!

  • Caren Kelly Gavlik (Kelly)   Jul 31, 2022

    Our 16 person boat trip was fantastic! Madden gave us all the safety tips and orders & steered the boats to get people on both side wet. He also told us where the bald eagles and osprey were. We also got to switch off with the lead paddlers up front. He let the young kids ride up front & swim on the sides. Great time rafting!!! Well worth the money.

  • Diana Fuller   Jul 03, 2022

    This place was fantastic! They were able to fit my boys in the next day of me calling. The photographer took amazing pictures! My boys came back and said “it was a once in a lifetime experience!” Worth every penny! their instructor I do believe was Karen (?) Btw he loves his hot pink booties! Would definitely recommend

  • Keith Driftmier   Sep 26, 2022

    From the registration, through the check in and the actual trip the staff was professional and knowledgeable. The day of our trip, we woke up to 45 degrees and the staff was there when we checked in to fit us into wetsuits. The two guides, one in our boat and one in the other were informative and friendly. And most important they kept safety as their first priority. Would definitely recommend Dave Hansen!

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