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Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

225 W Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-6295
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$70*
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Ranked #14 of 98 Activities in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: For over forty years Dave Hansen Whitewater has guided happy...
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Type: Water sports, Sightseeing Tours
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!
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We took the 8-man whitewater rafting trip down the Snake River. It was a cold, rainy day but the trip went; they go rain or shine as long as conditions are safe. The headquarters (in the KOA) suggested we rent wetsuits, which were well worth the small fee!! (I think it was about $10). We had a great, knowledgeable, and... More 

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Hudson,NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a great time rafting down the Snake River. Corey was our guide. He is fantastic! We also had lunch on the raft. The ride was a little over 3 hours and we had a blast. We hit a few rapids, which were fun, and floated the rest of the way, I had never seen a Bald Eagle up... More 

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Provo, UT
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have been using Dave Hansen for over 20 years. We have done more than a half a dozen float trips with them. Their guides have years and years of experience, and are fully trained if any problems arise. This most recent trip we took our boys, ages 7,8,9 and 11, as well as a 12 year old cousin. With... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I was in Jackson Hole for holiday and wanted to see the Snake River. I've done white water elsewhere and wanted a nice leisurely float so I chose Dave Hansen. The value was great (included lunch), my guide was funny, informative, and looked out for my safety. I would definitely do this float again on a return trip.

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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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31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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