We are a small family run business and welcome you to Jackson Hole!
The Tibbitts family continues to own and operate this local river rafting company. 2024 marks our 61st year!
“As we move into our sixth decade, we’re more than ever dedicated to our core principles: close attention to detail, insistence on quality and safety, belief in the wonder of what we offer, and a firm grounding in the reality of the rafting trips we are privileged to share with our clients. These principles have served our clients, our staff and our family well. They won’t change.”
Voted the #1 rafting company in Jackson Hole.
Jackson Hole Whitewater and it’s entire crew are looking forward to meeting you this Summer. Jackson Hole Whitewater is a small family run operation dedicated to ensuring you the best of the best in service and safety. The Tibbitts family is proud to enter the 61st season of Jackson Hole Whitewater! We offer Whitewater and Jackson Hole Scenic Float Trips beginning the first week of May through September.
We are located in the town of Jackson Hole, about 30 minutes from Grand Teton National Park and about an hour from Yellowstone National Park. You can book online or if you would like to talk to one of our professional staff, give us a call. See you on the river!
This is a class lll river, with 8-10 sets of some real fun rapid, perfect for people of all ages and experience. River classifications are graded on a scale of I to VI. Class I is flat water. Class V is the most difficult. After every section of whitewater you go through there is a calm section following. This is a very wide and deep river! Some sections are up to 80 feet deep. This is a good thing as the shallower rivers can be very technical and rated upper V’s. This is a great family river! Also, a great river for all ages who like some big waves. *****Please note that scenic float times and whitewater trips on the Snake River can vary during the season. Call us if you need more details on the timing of any scenic or whitewater trip when you are in town. The times listed are estimated and do vary from week to week and month to month.
Jackson Hole Whitewater and it’s entire crew are looking forward to meeting you so you can join our satisfied customers list. If you had fun please leave a review as a future guide to all who are seeking some outdoor excitement and fun.
The last time I was in Jackson Hole we did not whitewater raft and I was bummed. So this time I made sure it was the first to do item on my list. The hotel had booked the outfit so I didn’t research too much but I was told that it was the smallest more intimate outfit on the river so that made me feel very good about my booking. We were picked up promptly from our hotel by one of the owners sons in a very comfortable Mercedez Sprinter and from there we were taken care of throughout the entire experience. There was breakfast items laid out for us upon arrival to the shop and all the staff was so friendly! Everything went so smoothly that it made the excitement for the rafting that much more exciting.
I have gone rafting with JHWW for the past three years, and have had immensely enjoyed myself each time. The staff was very friendly and made the trip a blast ! I had the opportunity to go with my favorite guide, Captain Ron, on two of my trips, and he made sure to offer me the “wettest seat” on the raft ! I loved it !! Right up front where I got to see what to expect….big rapids ! I had the chance to meet the owner, David Tibbitts, and it shows that he really loves his job because of all the effort he puts forth to make sure everyone is happy, and comfortable. JHWW really makes you feel like you are part of “their” family when you go rafting with them. I am going to do the combo trip next year, so I can enjoying the relaxing scenic part of the trip, as well as the whitewater rapid part…I can’t wait ! Keep up the great work !
In august, we had the pleasure of rafting with Jackson Hole Whitewater. When we arrived, we had no idea what type of trip we wanted to take. After talking with their friendly office staff, we chose the scenic portion of the river. Our guide Krystal was extremely knowledgeable of the river and the area and answered the many questions that we had. The lunch they provide on the river was perfect. On top of the many bald eagles we saw the highlight of the trip was actually seeing a herd of elk cross the river! If we ever have the fortune to make it back to Jackson, rafting with Jackson Hole Whitewater will be top on our list!
We go all over the country whitewater rafting and JHWW wasour favorite hands down! From the moment we walked into the door we felt welcome!! Every person that we came in to contact that is employeed through JHWW was friendly and knowable! My advise to everyone that wants to go rafting in Jackson, you should just go with the best and That is with no aruguments (at least for my family) Jackson Hole Whitewater!!!
I highly recommend Jackson Hole Whitewater. Dave is excellent to work with and so accommodating. We’ve gone with our entire family from 6 to 76 and had a blast. The scenery is beautiful, the guides are great, and the water is chilly!
JHWW, Just writing to thank you guys for a great float trip early last week. My family & I went out on the dinner float last Monday (I think) and had a great time. We were on the raft that saw 4 moose, 5+ eagles, and a bunch of other animals. Our guide, Ryan (or maybe Brian? Not 100% sure – sorry) was really great and very knowledgeable. Made the trip that much better. I posted a 5 star review for you guys on Trip Advisor, and wanted to shoot you some photos you can put on your website if you want – our guide asked me to send some of the moose when I got back. I’ve attached a few pictures for you guys. Thanks again, and keep up the great work.
Our job is to minimize the risk while showing you a great time on the Snake River. All of our guides undergo rigorous training before handling their own boat on a river trip. This includes an intensive guide school, out of which we hand-pick only the best guides, a minimum of twenty shadows with an experienced guide and a 5-7 day whitewater and scenic rescue course that earns each guide an internationally recognized certification in river rescue.
Whatever you’re comfortable in! Wear layers in the morning as it tends to be chilly.
Bring whatever you’d like (change of clothes, snacks & water, towels, etc.) and USE YOUR BUS SEAT AS A LOCKER! Your bus driver will stay with the bus the whole time you’re on the river
Bring your camera on this part of the river! We usually see lots of wildlife like bald eagles and hopefully some big game.
Dress in layers, it’s usually pretty nice on the river, but it is the mountains and we can have an occasional storm pop up.
Jackson Hole Whitewater
945 West Broadway, Jackson, WY
Permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest