7 Seas

(Pictured above: Martin celebrates the end of his epic Seven Summits/Seven Seas journey in Seattle after crossing the North Pacific, his final sea.)

Shortly after scaling the highest peak on every continent, Martin began a quest to sail around the world with his family on their yacht AMARA.  After completing his circumnavigation on January 5, 2015, Martin continued on with his goal to sail the world’s Seven Seas.  On April 17, 2016 following his participation in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race he completed his crossing of all of the Seven Seas having sailed more than 35,000 nautical miles.

Click here to access an interactive map with more information about Martin’s Seven Summits and Seven Seas journey.

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North Atlantic

Start Port: Gibraltar (February 25, 2013)

End Port: Saint Martin (March 26, 2013)

Distance: 3,763 nautical miles

Boat: AMARA (Lagoon 560)

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At the top of the mast on AMARA – leaving Gibraltar

South Pacific

Start Port: Panama (May 3, 2013)

End Port: Brisbane, Australia (November 3, 2013)

Distance: 8,693 nautical miles

Boat: AMARA (Lagoon 560)

400lb Marlin off coast of Galapagos Islands

Martin with a 400 pound Marlin he caught off the Galápagos Islands

Indian Ocean

Start Port: Torres Strait (May 21, 2014)

End Port: Cape Town, South Africa  (October 23, 2014)

Distance: 9,653 nautical miles

Boat: AMARA (Lagoon 560)

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Indonesia

South Atlantic

Start Port: Cape Town, South Africa (November 13, 2014)

End Port: Fortaleza, Brazil (December 12, 2014)

Distance: 3,272 nautical miles

Boat: AMARA (Lagoon 560)

Martin Frey on his Lagoon 560 catamaran, AMARA

Martin assessing the weather in the South Atlantic

Southern Ocean

Start Port: Ushuaia, Argentina (January 11, 2015)

End Port: Antarctic Mainland near Argentine Islands (January 21, 2015)

Distance: 700 nautical miles

Boat: EUROPA  (1911 Bark)

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Martin furling sails on the square-rigged EUROPA as they approach Antarctica

Arctic Ocean (Northwest Passage)

Start Port: Dutch Harbor, Alaska (July 14, 2015)

End Port: Nuuk, Greenland (August 24, 2015)

Distance: 3,939 nautical miles

Boat: Aventura III (Garcia Exploration 45)


At Fort Ross on the Northwest Passage with Aventura III behind him in the bay

North Pacific

Start Port: Qingdao, China (March 20, 2016)

End Port: Seattle (April 17, 2016)

Distance: 6,060 nautical miles

Boat: CV23 – Visit Seattle  (Clipper 70)

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Martin at the helm of Visit Seattle, a 70-foot racing yacht, during his North Pacific sail