The BEST episodes of Below Deck

Every episode of Below Deck ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Below Deck!

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.

Last Updated: 2/28/2024Network: BravoStatus: Continuing
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The Fish Stinks From the Head
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7.66
125 votes

#1 - The Fish Stinks From the Head

Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/13/2023

Tension continues to mount between Captain Sandy and Fraser; Alissa tempts Ross; crew gossip reaches an all-time high; Captain Sandy takes the crew to the beach for team building; Fraser feels slighted by Captain Sandy.

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Oh Captain, My Captain
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7.64
106 votes

#2 - Oh Captain, My Captain

Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/20/2023

St. David sets off for the final charter of the season. Fraser is terrified of the new bodybuilder charter guests but learns a valuable lesson about not judging a book by its cover. Ben's love life is thrown for a loop when a text message from Camille pushes him into the arms of another. Tyler bravely decides to reveal his sexuality to his mom after encouragement from Hayley Chef Rachel reaches a new level of exhaustion leaving her future as a yacht chef hanging in the air.

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The Champagne Campaign
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7.63
220 votes

#3 - The Champagne Campaign

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/5/2017

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.

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The Muff-Truff Experience
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7.61
118 votes

#4 - The Muff-Truff Experience

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/5/2022

An essential missing ingredient sets up Rachel's multicourse dinner for disaster; Fraser realizes he needs a different approach to his management style after witnessing an embarrassing spat between his interior team.

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New Capt, New Rules
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7.59
79 votes

#5 - New Capt, New Rules

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/5/2024

Capt. Kerry takes control of M/Y St. David while some old familiar faces grapple with new roles; the conflict on the exterior looms large, but the heat in the galley proves to be daunting; new faces are everywhere and romance is in the air.

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Steamy Vibes
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7.59
148 votes

#6 - Steamy Vibes

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/4/2021

Elizabeth struggles to keep her budding relationship under wraps; James finds himself at the center of the rumor mill; Izzy feels sick; when a drunk charter guest crosses the line and defies Capt. Lee, the captain is forced to lay down the law.

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Runaway Chef
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7.59
152 votes

#7 - Runaway Chef

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/14/2020

Following Captain Lee and Shane's conversation, the deck team must deal with the fallout; Rachel struggles with her long-distance relationship; James and Elizabeth's attraction to each other becomes obvious.

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I Said I Got It!
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7.58
188 votes

#8 - I Said I Got It!

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/8/2019

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.

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Blood in the Water
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7.58
137 votes

#9 - Blood in the Water

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/11/2021

Izzy must play musical bunks; Izzy's condition worsens and she's put into quarantine; Captain Lee grants the crew a relaxing day off at a resort, only for them to be mortified by Rachel's erratic actions.

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Smashton
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7.56
172 votes

#10 - Smashton

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2019

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.

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One Less Fish in the Sea
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7.55
258 votes

#11 - One Less Fish in the Sea

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/2016

Kelley is angry with Sierra after he finds out how she treated a member of the deck team. Emily enjoys a night out with Ben while things get very heated between Kate and the exterior crew. Kyle puts on the charm when he gets his wish and takes Sierra out on a date, but things don't go exactly as planned.

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50 Shades of Ben
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7.55
275 votes

#12 - 50 Shades of Ben

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/6/2016

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.

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What Happens in the Hot Tub Stays in the Hot Tub
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7.55
304 votes

#13 - What Happens in the Hot Tub Stays in the Hot Tub

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2016

Tensions continue to mount between Trevor and the rest of the deck team. Kelley starts getting close to a flirty, single charter guests and Kate and Ben clash in the galley. During their first night out, tensions reach a boiling point over Trevor's antics.

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Pier Pressure
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7.54
76 votes

#14 - Pier Pressure

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/12/2024

Fraser must deal with escalating tension between two of his stews that threatens to ruin his season; Jared makes a big mistake, causing Ben and Fraser to feel that they can't rely on the new bosun; Capt. Kerry docks St. David for the first time, but the deck team's lack of communication could lead to a disastrous end to the first charter.

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Decent Proposal
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7.53
276 votes

#15 - Decent Proposal

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/18/2016

Kate says goodbye to her girlfriend Ro while Ben makes a heartfelt gesture to a fellow crew member. The stakes are high for the Valor crew as they have to prepare the perfect surprise engagement dinner for two of their guests. Captain Lee’s patience begins to wear thin as Kelley loses control of his deck team. Kyle takes his admiration for Sierra to the next level.

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Dry Land, Damp Eyes
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7.53
187 votes

#16 - Dry Land, Damp Eyes

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/21/2014

Tensions within Ohana's crew reach their boiling point as they prepare for the season's final charter and the return of former charter guest Dean, who was the recipient of Kate’s infamous "Penis Blanket" fury. After Amy drops the ball on dinner service, Kate forcefully steps in to take charge and her efforts to make the final night of the charter perfect depend on her whole team pulling together. Once the Ohana returns to port for the last time, the crew says their final goodbyes and the tears flow as Kelley and Jennice decide the future of their relationship.

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Au Revoir!
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7.53
190 votes

#17 - Au Revoir!

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/29/2019

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.

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That Tuna Is F@#!ed
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7.52
305 votes

#18 - That Tuna Is F@#!ed

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2016

Trevor faces the wrath of Captain Lee after putting the crew's safety in jeopardy during their night out. Ben stresses over a charter guest with very particular dietary needs. Kelley and Nico both find themselves attracted to the same stew, and Sierra learns just how difficult it can be working with Ben.

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Flesh Wounds Are Not Five-Star
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7.52
172 votes

#19 - Flesh Wounds Are Not Five-Star

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/2018

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.

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James' Big Cannoli
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7.51
133 votes

#20 - James' Big Cannoli

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/25/2021

James plays games at Elizabeth's expense; Eddie presents Izzy with an interesting opportunity; Francesca finds out that subordinates slept in a guest cabin without permission.

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We're Not In The Caribbean Anymore!
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7.51
212 votes

#21 - We're Not In The Caribbean Anymore!

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2018

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.

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Hair Models and Filthy Martinis
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7.51
289 votes

#22 - Hair Models and Filthy Martinis

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/20/2016

Kelley makes a decision on how to proceed with Trevor. The new charter guests prove to be a handful with a very pampered poodle. Ben and Kate clash again, while Kelley continues to deal with Trevor's poor attitude. Meanwhile, Kelley gets a call from a loved one and Trevor proves old habits die hard during the crew's second night out.

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There’s No Crying in Yachting, Part 2
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7.50
115 votes

#23 - There’s No Crying in Yachting, Part 2

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/2/2023

Captain Sandy plays referee in Alissa and Camille's mounting tension; Camille complains to Captain Sandy about being pulled in too many directions; Fraser confronts Camille about going over his head; Ross's flirtatious behavior leaves Katie upset.

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It Ain't Easy Being Green
star
7.49
269 votes

#24 - It Ain't Easy Being Green

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/2017

Tension is high as Kate and Nico continue to struggle operating with a crew of newbies; the crew welcomes their first charter guests; Captain Lee finds himself having to get more involved in troubleshooting the problems the crew faces.

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Premature Evacuation
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7.49
150 votes

#25 - Premature Evacuation

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/15/2021

Francesca finally comes to a decision regarding Elizabeth's future on deck; Rachel's feelings toward the interior take a toll on the crew; As Izzy and Rob's relationship takes a dark turn, James makes a shocking betrayal.

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