Alaska Wild Guides is a family owned and operated business who are intent on giving the clients a personal wilderness experience of snowmobile tour in Alaska.
Derek Ruckel spent six years guiding day and multi-day tours on snowmobile and sea kayaks. Realizing that he could offer a better and safer tour than the other outfitter currently operating, he began working toward the creation of Alaska Wild Guides while owning / operating a B&B, raising twin girls, and volunteering as an EMT and firefighter with the Girdwood Fire Dept.
Brandon Ruckel grew up in Nikiski, Alaska which is 10 miles north of Kenai on the Kenai Penninsula. He spent a large chunk of his childhood summers exploring the woods.