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Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

225 W Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-6295
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Ranked #14 of 84 Activities in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: For over forty years Dave Hansen Whitewater has guided happy customers down the beautiful scenic and thrilling whitewater sections of the Snake River.... more » Owner description: For over forty years Dave Hansen Whitewater has guided happy customers down the beautiful scenic and thrilling whitewater sections of the Snake River. Decades ago, Dave named the two biggest rapids, Lunchcounter and Big Kahuna, and we have been owned and operated by river guides ever since. The home of the 8-man raft and continuous scenic/whitewater combo trips, we offer the most friendly, personalized trips on the river. We’ll get you paddling, get you laughing, and get you wet! « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have experienced four different rafting companies in Jackson. Dave Hansen does a great job, but the guide, Hunter, made the experience memorable. We took some friends with us for their first rafting experience and they are hooked. We did the 8-man, part-scenic, part-rapids tour. The first part was a touch slow, but Hunter kept all entertained. We saw several... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Did a bit of TA and website research from home and liked the 'you do not have to paddle' option from good old Dave Hansen. As we drove into Jackson we spotted the premises and went in. The girl on duty was so lovely, no hard sell just good advice. We did the 16 mile combo last week so we... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were on a family vacation to the Jackson Hole area and it was our first time whitewater rafting. After doing a google search for Whitewater Rafting companies I decided to contact Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic Trips. That's when the positive experience began and as time progressed, it got even better. I spoke with a young lady over the... More

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Conor, Did a great job! It was just a short trip but would recommend The walk after the trip was a little long but in all was a great day.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Definitely the highlight of our trip to YS and Jackson, our "float" down the Snake will never be forgotten! We enjoyed the first 7 (normal weather) miles, and, in a strange way, the final mile through a pellet-like downpour rain, strong wind gusts, thunder and lightning! Our guide, Lily, was truly a hero as she shepherded us through the storm... More

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Millville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were picked up right in front of our campground (Snake River Park KOA) an buses to the put-in site. After a quick orientation and donning PFDs, we were on the river, guided by Ginny. Our group consisted of my parents (mid-60s), hubby and I (43) and our teens (13 & 15). We chose the 8-man raft option and the... More

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Our family of 5--ages 52, 47, 22, 17 & 15 did the Scenic/Whitewater combo as our first experience with river rafting. We stayed at the Snake River KOA the night before the raft trip which was very convenient.The scenery was beautiful! Our guide Keith pointed out lots of animals including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Beavers & Swallows. The combo package was... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our large family recently went on a trip to Jackson Hole, and this was one of our most relaxing activities. After days of hiking, running, and horseback riding, it was so nice to simply float down the river, eat lunch, and marvel at the scenery. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable of the area, and was able to spot several bald... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My kids - 17 year old son and 19 year old daughter - and I really wanted to try white water rafting but my husband didn't want to because he thought he'd fall out in the cold water. So we compromised and did the combo with a float trip and then the rafting. And lo and behold he ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Whitewater rafting on the Snake River with this company was the highlight of our family vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. It was a blast! Our guide, Rob, was amazing. The scenery is beautiful--we saw an osprey and a bald eagle over the river. Makes me wish I could live in Jackson all summer. Highly recommend this activity and company.

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