Below Deck

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: 11/30/2022Network:Bravo
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Steamy Vibes
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7.71
133 votes

#1 - 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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Blood in the Water
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7.66
125 votes

#2 - 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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The Champagne Campaign
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7.64
197 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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Smashton
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7.64
157 votes

#4 - 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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I Said I Got It!
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7.62
178 votes

#5 - 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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James' Big Cannoli
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7.59
123 votes

#6 - 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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Runaway Chef
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7.59
140 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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Blue Skies and Uti's
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7.59
127 votes

#8 - Blue Skies and Uti's

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/18/2021

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.

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Au Revoir!
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7.59
180 votes

#9 - 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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7.58
274 votes

#10 - 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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What Happens in the Hot Tub Stays in the Hot Tub
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7.57
270 votes

#11 - 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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Flesh Wounds Are Not Five-Star
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7.56
160 votes

#12 - 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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The Scorpion Queen
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7.56
160 votes

#13 - The Scorpion Queen

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/2020

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.

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One Less Fish in the Sea
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7.55
235 votes

#14 - 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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Decent Proposal
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7.55
246 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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50 Shades of Ben
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7.55
254 votes

#16 - 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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Premature Evacuation
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7.55
139 votes

#17 - 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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We're Not In The Caribbean Anymore!
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7.54
197 votes

#18 - 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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Just Another Day in Paradise
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7.53
139 votes

#19 - Just Another Day in Paradise

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/7/2020

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.

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Shame Cocoon
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7.52
195 votes

#20 - Shame Cocoon

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/22/2019

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.

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I'm Sorry You Feel That Way
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7.51
168 votes

#21 - I'm Sorry You Feel That Way

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/16/2019

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.

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Yacht-Pocalypse Now
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7.51
178 votes

#22 - Yacht-Pocalypse Now

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/23/2019

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.

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Hair Models and Filthy Martinis
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7.51
260 votes

#23 - 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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He Kissed A Boy And He Liked It
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7.50
121 votes

#24 - He Kissed A Boy And He Liked It

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/29/2021

Heather and the crew plan an 80s themed surprise party for the primary’s 75th birthday but things go south when everything doesn’t go as planned. Frustrated by the deck team's mistakes, Eddie is forced to put his first officer training on the backburner to babysit his crew. Jessica's unhappiness on the boat grows as Fraser and Heather's bond develops. The crew takes an interest in setting up Wes & Jessica romantically but Jake makes a bold move of his own on another crew member, leaving everyone shocked.

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Big Girls, Do Cry
star
7.49
172 votes

#25 - Big Girls, Do Cry

Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/3/2020

Kate sets Kevin up for failure by allowing him to present an erotic cake; Capt. Lee arranges a party on a private beach for the crew's final night; Courtney and Brian try to resolve their issues; Tanner tries to woo Kate; Kevin confronts Kate.

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