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“Great Fall Adventure”

Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips
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$80.00*
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Snake River Whitewater Rafting Trip from Jackson Hole
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$75.00*
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Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
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$88.00*
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8-mile Whitewater small boat
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Owner description: Voted best of Jackson Hole for 5 years in a row. 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!
Springfield, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Fall Adventure”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

After Labor Day White-Water Rafting trip....would recommend this time of year for trip on the Snake River. It is beautiful, yet exciting when you hit the rapids. The folks at Dave Hansen are all very friendly and knowledgeable. We did the 8-man raft and had a great time with our guide Jeff, who navigated us down the river while pointing out some of the sights. We also enjoyed our bus ride with Don, who pointed out some interesting things as we traveled to the river. Be sure and bring a towel and a dry change of clothes. Even if you ride in a wet suit (which is available for a small rental charge and which I heartily recommend), you will get wet and need to change after the ride. I also would bring a hairbrush! There are many rafting choices when you are in Jackson, but I would definitely choose Dave Hansen. They made it fun and safe...all at the same time!

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles
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228 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“WHAT A GREAT RIDE DOWN THE SNAKE!!!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

When you're in JACKSON, take everybody for a great ride down the SNAKE RIVER .. ..

We took both the SCENIC & WHITEWATER and saw almost as much on the WHITEWATER .. .. And be prepared to get wet .. ..

GET YOUR WETSUIT .. .. It doesn't matter how warm it is, once you get wet and the wind starts howling down the valley, you'll be so thankful for the wetsuit and booties .. ..

A great chance to get wet in WYO and fun for everyone > Even my 88YO mum loved it!!

And, don't pass up the chance at the ultimate bragging rights - The BLUE BAND! Ask your guide how to earn yours .. ..

Visited September 2012
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California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Service!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

They picked us up from our hotel for no additional cost! Our guide Jeff was informative and great at spotting bald eagles and osprey. Although the rafting portion was disappointing, because the lower than normal amount of snow in the winter resulted in very few rapids, our 12 year old son really enjoyed "riding the bull". He sat on the very front of the raft while we went through a set of rapids. A fun time he won't forget.

Visited August 2012
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south surrey, bc
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

excellent river guides, boatmen/women Lily and Ian took our family of 5 on a 21 mile tour - excellent knowledge of the area, outstanding fun on the river, opportunities for all to learn to row as well as paddle, to swim - more than just white water; safe and top notch equipment that is clean and obviously well-cared for. Highly recommend this trip for any family group. The scenic tour is perfect for any and all - maybe a bit low -impact for active teens (we had 2 with us!), and the white water - would have run it twice if we'd had the time.

Visited September 2012
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Fruit Heights, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Finding some whitewater.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We went on the 8 man raft wih Hunter as our guide. He figured out early that we weren't looking for a leisurely float down the river and did his best to take us right into the best rapids. Our son loved it! Even with the low river flow for the time of year, we still managed to get wet and have a great time. We always felt safe but a little on the edge. Other rafts with the same company seemed to stay a bit drier, but I don't think they had as much fun as we did.

Visited August 2012
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