Our Story

CALYPSO AZORES – YACHT CHARTER (Calypso- Atividades Marítimo Turísticas, Unipessoal, Lda), is a young and dynamic company that was born from the passion for the sea and the will to show and divulge the beauties of our Graciosa Island in particular and the Azores in general.

Our admiration for the great oceanographer Jacques-Yves Custeau, who traveled the world on board the famous “Calypso“, was the source of inspiration for the choice of the name of this project. Here is also our tribute to this man who loved the sea and was undoubtedly the most famous explorer of the underwater environment of the 20th century.

Dedicated especially to the activities of Nautical Tourism and Tourism Animation, started its activity in April 2013 having opened on September 14, 2015 a commercial space with a Nautical Shop and reception of customers.


CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARITIMO TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal, Lda. is a maritime-tourism operator with License nº08/2013 issued by the Regional Directorate of Transport of the Autonomous Region of the Azores and a Tourist Entertainment Agent with license nº15/2016/RAA and registration in the RRAAT.

The M.T. Licensing Permit that we have been assigned means that our boats in addition to complying with all safety requirements, also have all the appropriate safety equipment for the activity they develop, as well as the respective insurance with the coverage required by law. As a Tourist Entertainment Agent we comply with all the safety requirements demanded by law and our insurance covers all our activities.


Our base is located in Porto de Abrigo da Praia da Graciosa, an island classified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and belonging to the Central Group of the Azores. You will find more details at:

Our mission

Our goal is the promotion and development of a sustained tourism dedicated to the contact with nature, promoting the unique beauties that the Azores offers, thus contributing to make your vacation unforgettable. The island of Graciosa, one of the most beautiful in the Archipelago, possesses a stunning coastal landscape. The existence of various species of migratory birds complements the great variety of fauna that always fascinates the tourists that come to us. We provide you with several activities that will make your stay an incomparable experience. You will find at your disposal a wide variety of nautical activities, from diving and snorkeling, to observing the varied marine fauna, boat trips and sport fishing. On land we offer you several activities from 4×4 pick-up truck tours, bicycle tours, walking trails, horseback riding, not forgetting visits to museums and places of interest.

“CALYPSO AZORES – YACHT CHARTER” is committed to collaborate with the Autonomous Region of the Azores in the development and promotion of tourism in a sustainable way, exploring preferentially those aspects of it that have more positive contribution to the natural and cultural environment, and can generate benefits for local economies, without putting at risk the future welfare of local communities.

Policy, Commitment and Privacy


Although tourism can contribute to the enhancement of local economies, there is always the possibility that it can have negative impacts on the local economy, environment, nature, social structures and cultures. It is against this backdrop, and with a long-term perspective for local communities and our industry, that we will strive to avoid and minimize these impacts.

Sustainable Ecotourism is our guideline for the good management of our activity. As Sustainable Ecotourism is fundamental to the preservation of the natural environment, we will strive to make our clients aware of the harmonious coexistence with the natural, social and cultural surroundings of the places they visit.

We have been improving the fuel efficiency of our fleet and will continue this effort.


In the course of our activity, we will seek to

* Adopt the best operational practices towards fuel economy

* Incorporate principles of Responsible Tourism into business development

* Promote sustainability in the nautical sector in the Azores

* Comply with all relevant legislation and act in advance whenever possible

* Reduce, minimize and prevent pollution and waste

* Promote the conservation of plants, animals, ecosystems and protected areas

* Promote the conservation of cultural landscapes and natural heritage

* Privilege economic and commercial relations with local agents


CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda. considers of special importance the compliance with its policy of protection of personal data.

In general, those who make use of our Web page do so without providing any personal data. However, in order to access the contact and/or reservation services, users must, in certain cases, provide some personal data.

We guarantee that all data provided by users through electronic forms and/or by e-mail will be treated with strict confidentiality in accordance with Law 67/98 of 26 October on the Protection of Personal Data, and inform you that you have the right to access the file, rectify and cancel your data, and that you can exercise these rights by sending an e-mail to The data requested are strictly necessary, adequate and pertinent for the correct identification of the sender, performing basic administrative tasks and sending information about CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda, located in Caminho da Fonte do Mato nº66, Praia da Graciosa, Azores and holder of the data file.


By sending the existing forms in these web pages or by sending an e-mail message, the sender provides his consent to the treatment, by CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda. of the data included therein.


CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda disclaims responsibility for the information contained on web pages of third parties connected by references (links) on the website of CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda. ( CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda. is not responsible for the possible security errors that may occur due to the use of computers infected with computer viruses or for the consequences that may derive from the malfunction of the web link or the use of non-updated versions of the software. The reproduction, copy, use, distribution, commercialization, public communication or any other activity that can be carried out with the information contained in these web pages and that is carried out without the authorization of CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda, is an offence punishable by the legislation in force.

CALYPSO – ACTIVIDADES MARÍTIMO-TURÍSTICAS, Unipessoal Lda, Caminho da Fonte do Mato nº66, Praia da Graciosa, Açores.

Paulo Mendonça

Managing Partner

Paulo Leal