Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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About
Voted best of Jackson Hole for 10 years in a row. For over fifty 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. With exciting an small 8-man raft, larger standard raft, and a scenic float trip, there is a trip for everyone! We’ll get you paddling, get you laughing, and get you wet!
Jackson, Wyoming

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newhampshire411
Chicago, IL368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We enjoyed this a lot. Our guide was great. You do not get wet at all on this trip. (We actually booked this a few days before our whitewater rafting trip to get our eleven year old with sensory issues prepared for the whitewater rafting). You get to see amazing scenery, and several wild animals such as bald eagles and mud rats. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is because it runs a bit long at 2.5 hours. I feel like they could charge the same amount of money and cut it down by at least 30 minutes. We had our four kids (15,13,11,10) with us and they were quite bored by the end, and they are all nature lovers.
Written July 31, 2020
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Kym B
Houston, TX114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
During Covid crap, D Hansen WW rafting did everything possible to abide by all the state regulations but still have a great experience on mother nature’s splendid Snake River.
The buses are limited to half capacity and you have to wear masks on the bus but the driver made the best of it. He was well informed and seemed to love his job.
Bryce was our guide and made sure we were all safe, informed and had fun. We loved his “trust” demonstration! Our kids, 14 and 8 went for a voluntary dip in 55degree temps.
They gave us comp wet suits because it was stormy which was nice but the sun peaked out late. There is a bit of a steep hike from the raft drop off area that might challenge the weak knees/hips.
I thought this was a good value for the money. We didn’t check out the photos because we had a waterproof camera on the raft but I heard they are fun.
Written June 30, 2020
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Aaron M
Draper, UT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Thrilling experience riding down the Snake River. Roger was a fantastic guide. He did so well to remember all of our names. He told us good spots to get out and swim along the raft, pointed out an awesome osprey, and encouraged our kids to “Ride the Bull” in the front of the raft. So glad we did this and I loved that they allowed me to use the Paddle to the Saddle 10% discount even though I didn’t mention it when I booked.
Written August 2, 2020
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sfgirl3
San Francisco, CA360 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
It is busy season. The white water trip was sold out so we signed up for the scenic trip and I regret it.

1. They did not handle covid safety well. Although we received instruction to skip a row on the bus between groups, the fellow passengers did not follow the guidance and no employee was onboard to instruct where passengers should sit. So we were forced to sit less than six feet apart in the bus with other passengersboth ways. Instead, they should have the seats that passengers were allowed to sit in.

2. On the rafts, they did not skip rows and said we could take off masks on the raft. So we were forced to sit at close vicinity with other groups who took their mask off. This is especially surprising since everywhere else in Jackson, including the main office where we met, handled safety very well.

3. The river goes away from Grand Teton park and is not very scenic. Shame on me for assuming we would get great views of the Tetons. We saw bald eagles and people fishing on the banks with their dogs. The raft had no back support and was not comfortable. It was the most expensive excursion we did and I wish we used that money for something that was not boring and unsafe.
Written July 19, 2020
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handhos
Atlanta, GA178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had a great afternoon and a great guide. Travis was terrific...he was engaged with everyone on our raft, made it fun for kids, and very knowledgeable. We had beautiful weather and the company did a great job of limiting the number of people on the boats, the bus had appropriate distancing, the guides all wore masks and asked customers to do the same on the bus rides. The only downside is you won’t see much wildlife if that is the intent...we did see a number of bald eagles, but your expectations should be for a wonderful morning or afternoon on the river with some awesome views.
Written July 19, 2020
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Ginger G
Omaha, NE97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This was our family’s first white water rafting trip. Our children, ages 13 & 12, loved this activity and it was the highlight of our vacation. All participants wore masks in the office and on the bus. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Top notch customer service. We were so impressed and will definitely use Dave Hansen again when returning to Jackson. We had taken the scenic float with this company seven years ago with our family, which was also an outstanding experience. Highly recommend!
Written August 3, 2020
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Andrea H
Napa, CA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We had a great experience with Dave Hansen’s white water rafting. I called a few times before booking and spoke to several of the staff. Each person I spoke with was super friendly, helpful and patient with my questions. Once we picked a date and time, communication was very clear and we experienced a seamless experience. The rafting was terrific and we knew what to expect every step of the way. It was also great that we could rent scuba shirts and booties to protect us against the cold water. The whole operation ran very smoothly, end it is clear that all the stuff enjoy working there. I also appreciated the modifications they took to help prevent spread of COVID-19. I highly recommend this outfit for your white water rafting trip down the Snake River.
Written August 3, 2020
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Tracey C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
My husband, daughter and I chose to do Dave Hansen's Whitewater Rafting on the Snake River in Jackson, WY after reading many great reviews. I can say without a doubt that It was the highlight of an overall outstanding vacation out west.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very energetic and personable group of employees who checked us in and helped fit us for wetsuits. As we did an 8 a.m. trip, so we chose to rent wetsuits as it was still rather cool outside. I would recommend wetsuits for early morning trips. By the time we arrived back to the bus, it had warmed considerably and the majority of the 10 a.m. group was just wearing shorts/t-shirts/bathing suits, which I think we would have done as well by that time of the day. The bus ride up and back went smoothly and our bus driver, Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine, kept us entertained.

Roger, our guide, was incredibly professional, knowledgeable and skilled. Our safety was his priority and he made that known. That said, he also made sure that each and everyone of us had a great time and that we each got to experience a personal adventure, whether it was "bull riding" the front of the raft through some spectacularly fun and beautiful currents or making sure that we took a swim in the Snake River, so that we could become members of the Snake River Swim Team. What was impressive to all 8 of us in the boat was that we introduced ourselves to Roger at the beginning of the ride and he never once had to ask our name again. Throughout the entire trip he called us each by name, making us feel like we were "regulars" with him. Roger was very knowledgable about the surrounding area and pointed out wildlife and the geology as we moved down the river.

If we had time in our schedule, we would have turned around and gotten right back in another boat. Dave Hansen's Whitewater Rafting provided our family an absolute blast of a day and an adventure that we are still talking about. It is a must if you are in Jackson, WY.
Written July 20, 2022
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David C
San Antonio, TX13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We have always wanted to try whitewater rafting and good friends recommended Dave Hansen’s tour down the Snake River.

We are so glad we followed their recommendation! Cory our river guide did an amazing job positioning us for maximum waves, splashes and enjoyment as we navigated level II-III rapids.

Our driver George was very entertaining and knowledgeable during the drive to and from the river. We highly recommend them!

David and Lisa
Written July 18, 2020
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Bakerbomb
Tacoma, WA49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The 8-mile whitewater trip was a blast. Great family trip, my kids ranging from ages 7 - 15 all enjoyed themselves. Roger was a great guide, he made sure to get all the kids rotated around the raft so they all had a chance to ride the bull. Definitely a highlight of our family vacation and can’t wait to come back to do it again.
Written July 7, 2021
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