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Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

225 W Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-6295
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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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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My wife and I have been to Jackson numerous times and when its time to schedule our whitewater trip we ALWAYS go with Dave Hansen. They have convenient locations, outstanding guides that are helpful, funny, and courteous, and they're just an overall classy outfit. On our last trip my youngest son (5) wasn't sure about going down the river and... More

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adelaide
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Unfortunately, it was the wrong time of year to do this trip. It was -4C deg (approx 25F) when we embarked on the inflatable boats with dense cloud cover, and the sun didn’t burn off the clouds until we’d almost completed the trip. In the meantime, despite wrapping ourselves in blankets in an effort to be comfortable, we weren’t in... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We did the Scenic Float Trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw bald eagles and osprey - our guide was Carson and he was informative and amusing. We went early moring and it was a lovely relaxing start to the day.

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DaveHansenWW, Manager at Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, responded to this review

Hey HazelH72! Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate it. We're so glad you and yours were able to have a relaxing morning with us while spotting eagles and osprey on our scenic float. Early morning is a great time to do this trip! We hope to see you all again the next time you visit Jackson! Raft... More

Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There are so many whitewater outfitters in Jackson area, it's hard to choose. We chose Dave Hansen because they were recommended in a guide book and they provided free wet suits for kids and could rent rubber booties for adults (we had only flip flops & sneakers with us). Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and ride was fun but... More

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DaveHansenWW, Manager at Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, responded to this review

Hey Nikila752013! Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review, we really appreciate it! We know there are many outfitters around these parts, so we're honored you chose us and had a great trip. We love getting the kids suited up in wetsuits so they can slash around and even jump in if they want to... More

Kent England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a fantastic time with Paul. I didn't really know what to expect from this as I've never done this before, but all was explained in a fun but serious way. It was just as well we all knew the procedure as one woman fell in and knew exactly what to do. I'm glad I didn't row! We saw... More

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a great scenic tour on the Snake river and got to see a lot of bold eagles and ospreys. Our guide was really well informed about the area and pointed out wildlife and interesting facts along the way. We were perfectly entertained and felt comfortable and safe during the whole boat trip. Thanks so much for a great... More

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DaveHansenWW, Manager at Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, responded to this review

Erika, All the way from Germany, way cool! Thanks so much for rafting with us. We’re glad your guide was able to fill you in on some of the awesome wildlife in the area, while also putting you at ease. Thanks for taking the time to give us a review, we hope you come back and relax with us on... More

Ambler, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Very organized and friendly staff. Our raft guide was Rob and he was awesome. A lot of fun on our 8 man raft. We were picked up and brought back to our hotel. It was great from start to finish!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had never rafted before & this was a great place to start! Our guide, Peter, was great! not only guiding us down the river, but giving pointers on where to be on the lookout for wildlife along the river and was excellent at instructing those of us first timers! Had a great time and would do it again!

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DaveHansenWW, Manager at Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips, responded to this review

Marion, We’re honored you chose Dave Hansen to take you down on your first rafting adventure, and are glad to hear Peter showed you the ropes of the Snake River. We see you’re from Greensboro, NC. Maybe next time you’re in Jackson, you can bring some hot dogs and ice cream from Yum Yums! Our office staff has a craving!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We had a great whitewater rafting experience with our guid Paul. I didn't row, nor my 2 cousins from England. My husband rowed. We are all seniors and had a blast! Was not scared at all. One poor lady did fall off but my husband picked her up. We had good instructions on safety. Was a great way to see... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a group of 15 for our trip. We did the 8 mile scenic then 8 mile whitewater tour. When we arrived at the office, we were immediately taken care of. We enjoyed looking at the pictures covering the walls. Every staff member was friendly, even the bus driver! Our guide, Ryan, was AWESOME!! He had a great personality... More

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