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“Our first whitewater raft trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips

Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic River Trips
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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!
Denton, Texas
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6 reviews
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“Our first whitewater raft trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Our family of 5--ages 52, 47, 22, 17 & 15 did the Scenic/Whitewater combo as our first experience with river rafting. We stayed at the Snake River KOA the night before the raft trip which was very convenient.The scenery was beautiful! Our guide Keith pointed out lots of animals including Bald Eagles, Osprey, Beavers & Swallows. The combo package was great at giving us a taste of rafting without us feeling overwhelmed. Even the more timid family members decided next time we'd do a more adventurous trip.

The water was not too cold, but the air was chilly since our trip started at 8:30 am. Get a wetsuit if you are concerned about being cold or book a later afternoon trip. We highly recommend Dave Hansen Whitewater and hope to do it again.

Visited August 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Relaxing Float down the Snake River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Our large family recently went on a trip to Jackson Hole, and this was one of our most relaxing activities. After days of hiking, running, and horseback riding, it was so nice to simply float down the river, eat lunch, and marvel at the scenery. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable of the area, and was able to spot several bald eagles for us along our ride. From 20 somethings to 70 somethings, this was a wonderful experience for the whole family.

Visited August 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Made a believer out of my husband!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

My kids - 17 year old son and 19 year old daughter - and I really wanted to try white water rafting but my husband didn't want to because he thought he'd fall out in the cold water. So we compromised and did the combo with a float trip and then the rafting. And lo and behold he ended up having a great time like the rest of us. My son jumped in when they told us we could swim and got to "ride the bull" through some rapids. He's hooked for sure!

But get the wet suit jacket tops - with those it really didn't seem cold at all.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Whitewater rafting on the Snake River with this company was the highlight of our family vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. It was a blast! Our guide, Rob, was amazing. The scenery is beautiful--we saw an osprey and a bald eagle over the river. Makes me wish I could live in Jackson all summer. Highly recommend this activity and company.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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“Cole - you rock!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

first time on a whitewater rafting trip and am hooked! Already planning the next one. Our guide, Cole, knew and loved the river. He made us hit the rapids perfectly and made the experience one I will NEVER forget.

Visited July 2014
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