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Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

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Address: 225 W Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001-8635
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Voted best of Jackson Hole for 5 years in a row. For over forty years Dave...

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!

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My family took a Dave Hansen tour and the guide was phenomenal and very friendly. The rafting was fun and diverse - you can get the type of rafting you'd like for any group, from... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Eric B
Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

My family took a Dave Hansen tour and the guide was phenomenal and very friendly. The rafting was fun and diverse - you can get the type of rafting you'd like for any group, from a nice tour to exciting rapids. Definitely would recommend to friends and family. Also, great looking hats.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is such a fun thing to do in Jackson. Snake River is amazing, the rafting is great. It's a fun activity for all.

Thank Sophie J
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Everyone at DHW were fun, accommodating and professional. My wife, 12-yr-old son and I had an outstanding day on the Snake river. Our son "Rode the Bull" (sitting up on the nose of the raft), an experience he will never forget. Rapids provided excitement and the calmer areas provided opportunities to jump in a cool off. Each staff member was... More 

Thank theMKlife
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you don't have time to do anything else in Jackson Hole, and you have never been white water rafting before - this is a MUST. From the moment we arrived at Dave Hansen's whitewater rafting outfit we felt we were being well-looked after. Our guide Alex was super cool and super fun, an excellent coach for the amateurs among... More 

Thank Storm S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Koa and were taken to the rafting 40 minutes late. This meant the others had to wait for us. I'm not sure if this was KOA or Dave Hansens fault. The rafting was quite tame compared to where I've been before but the views more than made up for it and our guide, CJ, was... More 

Thank Elliot J
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip. Blair was out guide and she was GREAT! Scenery was magnificent. Saw eagles, white pelican and a post card view of the Grand Tetons. We recommend this company and trip 100%.

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Huntingdon Valley, PA
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Took the scenic float on the Snake River and it was awesome to see the Tetons from the bottom up. Beautiful scenery all the way, with our capable guide Cassie, who was very informative and answered all our questions. We saw many, many eagles, some in flight and also pelicans. It was a wonderful way to see nature at its... More 

Thank Trixie1953
Newport Beach
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I learn something new from the Guides every time I take this trip and there are different animals during different times of the summer. In July we saw LOTS of eagles (some actually catching fish), ducks, pelicans and marmots. In late August we saw a BEAR looking for fish on the side of the river. It seems like the animals... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is going through the big kahuna ...we had a blast. Our guide was very knowledgable about her job.. The water was cold but beautiful .. Very memorable..

Thank Kim C
Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our family of 9 enjoyed a great time rafting on the Snake River. All of the teenagers and parents came away with smiles and tales to tell. Our guide, Lily, was friendly, capable, funny, and caring. Will definitely go again!

Thank Bonnie V

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