Ninilchik is located on the Kenai Peninsula, 45 miles north of Homer, 136 miles from Seward and 189 miles from Anchorage on the Sterling Highway. Visitor information: inquire at local businesses or at the Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce.
The original village of Ninilchik, referred to as Ninilchik Village, is reached by a side road from Milepost S 135.1 Sterling Highway. The highway community of Ninilchik has all services, including the Alaskan Angler's RV Resort and Charters (aka Afishunt Charters and Cabins,) with lodging and charters; Ninilchik General Store (907-567-3378), Deep Creek View Campground and J & J Smart Charters, Ninilchik Point Overnighter (907-567-3423), Heavenly Sights Charters and Camping, andReel 'Em Inn Cook Inlet Charters.
For a list of businesses in this area, go under the following categories: accommodations , camping, dining, gas, grocery stores, and fishing charters. There is an active senior center, a library and swimming at Ninilchik High School pool. On Memorial Day weekend, Ninilchik is referred to as the third biggest city in Alaska, as thousands of Alaskans arrive for the fishing. A major halibut fishery off Ninilchik has produced some of the largest trophy halibut found in Cook Inlet, including a 466-lb. unofficial world record sport-caught halibut.
- The Kenai Peninsula Fair, held the third weekend in August, is dubbed the “biggest little fair in Alaska.” it features the Peninsula Rodeo, a parade, horse show, livestock competition and exhibits.
- King salmon derby is held from May to June 15. The halibut derby runs from Father’s Day through Labor Day.
- Well-known area for saltwater king salmon fishing and record halibut fishing. Charter services available. (Combination king salmon and halibut charters are popular.)