The Croatian coast is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, with 1244 islands spread along 6278 km of coastline, which is also rich in cliffs, little coves, beaches, caves, and much unspoilt natural beauty.
Jelsa's nautical history dates back to the 19th century, when Jelsa's long-standing Mayor Captain Niko Duboković, a rich landowner, bought his cargo sailing ships for trading around the Mediterranean and beyond. At the time Jelsa boasted 13 cargo sailing ships, which travelled to the Black Sea, the islands between Malta and Africa, and as far as North and South America.
The development of the tourist trade in Dalmatia has led to the growth of nautical tourism, to serve visitors' needs and demands. In modern times guests who sail can enjoy a lot of wonderful experiences. There are secure moorings in marinas, and sailors can spend time in the many deserted bays along the Croatian Adriatic coast, enjoying their exquisite scenery and peaceful atmosphere.
You can enjoy the best sailing conditions between April and November, but always make sure to keep right up to date with the weather conditions, to avoid getting caught out by sudden adverse changes. There are regular weather checks and marine hazard warnings on the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service.