The BEST Episodes of Below Deck
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 7, 2020
Cruise into uncharted waters with this docu-series that follows a group of crewmembers living and working aboard “Honor,” a 164’ mega-yacht. The upstairs and downstairs worlds collide when this young single crew, known as “yachties,” live, love and work together onboard the luxurious, privately owned yacht, while tending to the ever-changing needs of their wealthy, demanding clients. While each crew member brings a different level of experience, they all share a love for this lifestyle that enables them to travel to some of the most beautiful and exotic locales in the world. Each episode features different charter guests -- from millionaires, to entertainers to hard-partying well-heeled friends -- as they move onto the boat for an at sea adventure.
#1 - Magic Ashton
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2019
Kevin pulls out all the stops with a 10-course tasting menu to impress Lee; a charter group of thirsty single women arrives and requests a provocative show; as frustrations run high, Ashton attempts to reel in a checked-out Abbi.
#2 - I Said I Got It!
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 8, 2019
Kate deals with Laura’s insubordination after being told to “check” herself. Ross is at his wits end with Rhylee’s attitude after she confronts him once again about feeling like the low man on the totem pole. Meanwhile, Adrian tries to evade a romantic pursuit from a charter guest and Ashton leads the crew in a musical performance for the guests. Rhylee’s feelings for Tyler grow stronger while Ashton and Laura’s relationship is tested after a night out in Tahiti.
#3 - Man Down!
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2019
Capt. Lee, Kate and Ashton are joined by six new crew members aboard M/Y Valor, as they explore the waters of Thailand; as first-time bosun, Ashton struggles with managing a crew of his own; Kevin stresses out while preparing a high-stakes dinner.
#4 - Au Revoir!
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 29, 2019
Adrian's plan for a centerpiece filled with living sea creatures is nixed by Kate, leaving him frustrated. Rhylee feels awkward around Tyler, while Laura and Ashton make plans for the future. Kate forgets the primary's birthday causing the entire crew to scramble. Ross hopes to reconnect with his son's mother while Laura confronts Adrian over his inappropriate comments.
#5 - Smashton
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2019
Florida State University-alumni charter guests arrive single and more than ready to mingle with the crew. Meanwhile, Simone is out of her element working on service and becomes distracted by her new crush. After being displeased with service, Kevin takes matters into his own hands, undermining Kate. Courtney grows closer to Brian as she tends to his wounded knee and Lee announces Abbi's replacement, in time to help revive his deck team much to the chagrin of Ashton.
#6 - Man Overboard
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2018
My Seanna struggles to pull off a successful Charter on the heels of two dramatic exits from crew members, Chandler and Caroline. Tensions rise as newly-appointed bosun, Ross, finds himself at odds with an easily-riled Rhylee. When replacements Tyler and Laura join the crew, the ship is turned upside down with the arrival of two new crew, Tyler and Laura. While Kate and Josiah adjust to their new stew's critical disposition, Adrian and Ashton both compete for her undivided attention. As their sixth Charter begins, a shocking accident threatens the life of one of the Deckhands.
#7 - Insult to Injury
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2018
Captain Lee comes to a decision about restructuring the deck team. Meanwhile, Caroline is pushed to make her own decision regarding her place on My Seanna. During a fun crew night out, Ashton proves to be a ladies’ man with the locals, while Rhylee ruffles some feathers with Adrian. Captain Lee confronts Kate about a sensitive situation and a reconfigured crew welcomes their highest profile charter guests yet.
#8 - We're Not In The Caribbean Anymore!
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 2018
Captain Lee and chief stew Kate welcome seven new crew members aboard luxury M/Y Seanna as they travel outside the Caribbean for the first time to explore the tropical waters of Tahiti. Kate has high hopes for her experienced interior crew, however, bosun Chandler finds his hands full training a fisherwoman-turned-third deckhand. Neither department is prepared for the return of legendary charter guest, Foam Party Steve.
#9 - Reunion
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 5, 2019
Andy Cohen gathers the super yacht's crew members to discuss season six.
#10 - Shame Cacoon
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 22, 2019
The crew corrals the jet ski. Rhylee starts inserting herself in Tyler's future which concerns him. After the charter Tyler and Rhylee go on a date and Tyler says he wants to 'tap the brakes' on their relationship. The next guests are a group of women who start bickering with each other. The primary goes to sleep on the aft deck and nobody can wake her to send her to bed.
#11 - A Recipe for Disaster
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 25, 2019
The new deckhand arrives just in time as Brian’s injured knee worsens. Ashton tries to ingratiate the new teammate with the deck crew, but his efforts are wasted after an explosive crew night out. Kate and Kevin battle over the control of meal service. When a charter guest is inappropriate toward Simone, Kate is forced to confront the issue head on.
#12 - The Scorpion Queen
Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 20, 2020
Tanner and Kate’s flirtations become more obvious to the crew which leads Simone to lose all respect for the two when she finds out they’ve already kissed. Pulling up to the marina, Kate sees the first yacht she ever worked on as a stewardess, causing her to question her future in yachting. Rhylee continues to feel ostracized by the deck crew that tried to get her fired and her fuse becomes shorter and shorter. After a short-lived reconciliation, Brian and Courtney are on the outs again following a major argument at the Chillva Night Market that causes a giant rift in the crew. With arguments continuing back at Valor, Captain Lee promises there will be hell to pay in the morning.
#13 - Weekend at Brandy's
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 21, 2019
Guests Helen Hoey and Richard Fiore return, but it's their friends who take center stage; Kevin confronts Simone; Abbi continues to struggle; Kevin scrambles to put together a seafood extravaganza; Capt. Lee is less than impressed with dinner.
#14 - Flesh Wounds Are Not Five-Star
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2018
Chandler is at odds with Capt. Lee and the entire Deck Team after an oversight leaves charter guests stranded at an off-boat excursion without basic amenities.
#15 - The Proposal
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 14, 2019
The crew pulls off a once-in-a-lifetime dinner, but Kevin is left with doubts about Kate's standard of service; Courtney is not impressed with her fellow crew members' behavior; Brian makes a mistake; Ashton crosses a line with a junior crew member.
#16 - 50 Shades of Ben
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 6, 2016
Sierra spirals out of control. Emily questions if Ben is truly "just friends" with Kate. Kyle makes Ashley a very attractive offer. Kate sits Nico and Lauren down for a one-on-one chat and Ben crosses a line with Kate that changes the dynamic of their friendship forever.
#17 - Yacht-Pocalypse Now
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 23, 2019
The crew tries to redeem themselves with returning charter guests after Ashton cancels a beach picnic which throws the entire boat into complete chaos. Rhylee and Ashton continue to butt heads while Tanner and Simone contemplate their relationship. Brian takes Courtney out on a date and is surprised by her reaction. The entire crew goes out to Patong for an explosive night out. After an intense night of drinking, emotions reach a new high causing Kate to make a dramatic decision.
#18 - I'm Sorry You Feel That Way
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 16, 2019
Tanner gives Simone mixed signals by telling her that he just wants to keep things casual, while Ashton tries to squash his beef with Kate after their heated argument the night before. Kate promotes Courtney to second stew after being called out by Simone last charter. The crew rallies to redeem themselves for returning charter guests Master Pearson and Lady Tiernan but a broken extractor fan in the galley and rough seas threaten to ruin the trip for everyone.
#19 - Everyone Hates Kate
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 9, 2019
The crew bonds over a trip to an elephant sanctuary, but Kate’s attitude pushes the others to the brink; A day off at the beach club has Courtney protective over Brian; After being put in her place by Kate, Simone deals with more fires when she learns Tanner has been gossiping about their relationship; The rest of the deck crew realizes they can’t trust Rhylee with information; Captain Lee witnesses firsthand the major dysfunction of his crew after they come home from a day of drinking.
#20 - The Champagne Campaign
Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 5, 2017
It's the final night of the charter season and tensions within the crew are running high. Jen attempts to be on her best behavior. Nico gathers the courage to end things with Brianna, while Jen makes a final attempt to mend things with Kate.
#21 - All That Glitters Isn't Gold
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 15, 2019
The crew's wild evening out prompts a passionate, late-night tryst for Rhylee and Tyler, but there's trouble in paradise for Ashton and Laura; Josiah faces childhood insecurities when guests remind him of the bullies he faced while coming out.
#22 - Check Yourself!
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 2018
Adrian is confused by Laura's flirtatious advances; Rhylee gets fired up when Ross tells Tyler he'd be doing him a favor by hooking up with her; the crew suspects a guest of being a mobster; Laura and Kate have a screaming match during dinner.
#23 - New Kids on the Dock
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2018
The crew welcomes aboard a large group of charter guests with two young children, posing new challenges for everyone; while Chef Adrian jumps through hoops, Chandler tries to redeem himself with Capt. Lee; Caroline's sour mood pushes Adrian to snap.
#24 - Exodus
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 30, 2019
The crew including Captain Lee are shocked to wake up and hear the shocking news that Kate quit. In Kate’s absence, Simone and Courtney struggle to maintain order in the interior. Ashton doesn’t remember his actions from the night before and has to confess to Lee that he is the reason Kate is gone. Meanwhile, Tanner is surprised to learn that he and Kate kissed. Kevin is sent spiraling when a charter guest, Justine, who is also a professional Chef, threatens to keep a close eye on him. Charter guest drama ensues when the primary’s cousin, Jamie, refuses to share her guest cabin.
#25 - Foam, Party of One
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2018
Captain Lee and the crew cater to Steve's unpredictable antics; Chandler struggles to find his footing; cracks are revealed during a busy dinner service; in Tahiti, Ashton proves to be a ladies man; Chandler has an explosive encounter with Rhylee.