The BEST Episodes of Below Deck
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021
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 - Steamy Vibes
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.
#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 - Blood in the Water
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.
#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 - Blue Skies and Uti's
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 18, 2021
Rachel’s antics continue to torment the crew, and Elizabeth finds herself in the doghouse. Sharing his soft and vulnerable side, Captain Lee opens up to Francesca about a personal tragedy. As Izzy’s health continues to be a struggle, Eddie sends her off for medical care, but more crew members fall ill, and Francesca worries if they’ll make it through the next charter.
#6 - 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.
#7 - James' Big Cannoli
Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.
#8 - Don't Cry for Me Antigua
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 8, 2021
Ashling suffers the consequences of her white lie; Izzy's promotion creates problems on deck; a condiment mishap fuels the contention between Francesca and Rachel; Elizabeth spends the charter focusing on James instead of her job.
#9 - Runaway Chef
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - Just Another Day in Paradise
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 7, 2020
After a caviar mishap, the primary’s 50th birthday dinner teeters on the edge of disaster, and Rachel finds herself embroiled in interior drama. As Shane’s career hangs on by a thread, Francesca’s frustrations with Elizabeth build.
#12 - There's No Place Like Home
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 2020
Captain Lee returns to the Caribbean aboard M/Y My Seanna with a brand-new crew and one familiar face, but a critical injury sends Lee to the hospital and puts the fate of the charter season in question.
#13 - Premature Evacuation
Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.
#14 - Shame Cocoon
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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#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 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - No Way Rosé
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 21, 2020
A new face joins the crew as the repercussions of Rachel's decision cause uncertainty; Elizabeth gets encouragement from her crew members; Captain Lee steps in after Eddie is put into a precarious situation.
#24 - 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.
#25 - One Less Fish in the Sea
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 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.