The BEST Episodes of Below Deck
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 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 - Cool Your Jets
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 1, 2013
The Honor crew welcomes their first group of charter guests: a gaggle of flamboyant fashion photographers who prove to be a boatload of trouble. Kat makes a shocking discovery that forces her into an agonizing decision; should she rat out the guests and ruin the charter, or risk serious consequences by turning a blind-eye? Adrienne chews out Sam for failing to respect her authority, but Sam refuses to back down and the two stews butt heads.
#2 - It's Not Easy Being Green
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 8, 2013
The crew enjoys a night out, but Kat enjoys a few too many cocktails. Meanwhile, the new charter guests, a wealthy hypnotist and his friends, come aboard and their special dietary demands tax the crew to the breaking point. After driving Kat and Sam especially hard, the uptight Adrienne agrees to a hypnotherapy session that will hopefully chill her out.
#3 - Dude, That's a Dude, Dude
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 15, 2013
Sam and CJ take their flirting to the next level after a night out. The Honor's new charter guests are five single guys who enlist Dave and Eddie as wingmen in their quest to pick up women. After a night of trolling the local clubs, the charter guests bring back a special friend who isn't quite what they were looking for. It's Dave's birthday and his boyfriend has a very special surprise in store for him. There is definite dissent in the stewardess ranks as Adrienne, Kat and Sam continue to have big problems working with one another. Sam and CJ take their flirting to the next level after a night out.
#4 - Luggage, Luggage Everywhere
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 22, 2013
When a charter guest is highly inappropriate with Kat, her reaction to it puts her in very hot water with Captain Lee. In the aftermath of their hook-up the night before, Sam and C.J. are now unsure about the nature of their relationship. After an onboard alarm catches the crew off-guard, Captain Lee comes down hard on Aleks. The new charter guests are friends of Adrienne's, and to nobody's surprise, their annoying behavior makes life difficult for the crew, especially Ben and Sam. When a charter guest is highly inappropriate with Kat, her reaction to it puts her in very hot water with Captain Lee.
#5 - I'm Living with the Devil
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 29, 2013
With her job on the line, Kat is forced to admit an embarrassing secret to Captain Lee. Kat continues to deal with the obnoxious charter guests who have been very inappropriate with her. C.J. tells Sam he has feelings for her, but isn't sure that Sam feels the same way. Adrienne, Kat, and Sam have a heated argument about the division of labor on the boat. With her job on the line, Kat is forced to admit an embarrassing secret to Captain Lee. When the crew gets a night out, Sam sets her sights on a few attractive guys in the bar, but C.J. is having none of it and does whatever he can to derail her flirting.
#6 - Sleeping with the Enemy
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2013
The charter guests throw the crew into a frenzy when they decide at the last minute to have an onboard wedding. At this point, Kat is completely fed up with Adrienne and begins hatching a plan to switch rooms in order get away from her nemesis. The charter guests throw the crew into a frenzy when they decide at the last minute to have an onboard wedding. Ben's temperamental moodiness is starting to rub some of his fellow crewmates the wrong way. All the romance on the boat is making David very homesick for his fiancée Trevor -- and the time apart is making David question whether yachting is the life for him. Adrienne is feeling ostracized by her crewmates, and it's taking its toll -- will she make it, or is she on the verge of breaking down?
#7 - Naughty Yachties
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 12, 2013
Because of an unexpected charter cancellation the crew is left to their own devices for a few days. Unfortunately, Captain Lee has his own plans about how those days should be spent. When the captain sets up a surprise fire drill, Aleks takes the heat for the ill-prepared crew. One night the crew enjoys a nice beachside dinner off the yacht, but the boisterous shenanigans of a few leave Eddie and David fuming. Much to Kat's chagrin, Adrienne and Ben seem to be getting very close, and when Kat puts her feelings out there for Ben to see, she alienates him even more. And when she launches a drunken rebellion against the Captain, it may very well cost her job.
#8 - There's a New Captain in Town
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 19, 2013
C.J.'s a rebel without a clue, and everyone's starting to take notice. When he outwardly defies both Aleks and Lee, he must suffer the consequences. Kat tries to figure out exactly where she stands with Ben, but Ben has a serious issue with the amount Kat drinks. Despite her better judgment, Sam devises a plan to spend some alone time with C.J. while the rest of the crew toils. The secret rendezvous blows up in their faces, threatening to destroy close friendships and leaving their jobs hanging in the balance.
#9 - Land Ahoy... Finally
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 26, 2013
It's the crew's final charter, and they're sea weary and ready for the charter season to end, but their spirits pick up when a group of fun and energetic female charter guests come aboard with energy to spare. Adrienne's overly friendly, overtly flirty attitude toward the guests causes the rest of the crew to mock her mercilessly. The shocking, unexpected departure of one of the crewmembers leaves the staff reeling, but with one last charter ahead they'll need to put their egos aside and work together to make this a smooth trip. After butting heads with nearly every person on-board, Adrienne finally reaches her breaking point.
#10 - Reunion
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 2, 2013
Hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, the reunion brings Adrienne Gang, Aleks Taldykin, Ben Robinson, C.J. Lebeau, David Bradberry, Eddie Lucas, Kat Held, and Sam Orme to discuss some of the most talked about antics of the first season. Captain Lee also joins the crew to give his perspective on this season’s charters.
#11 - The Crew Tells All
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 9, 2013
Lost footage from Season 1 and previously unseen cast interviews are featured.
#12 - Shut Your Porthole!
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 12, 2014
Tempers flare on deck as the crew hustles to prepare the boat for their first group of charter guests, a larger-than-life group of fun-loving southerners. A rowdy, randy charter guest wants to get very friendly with new deckhand, Andrew. Meanwhile, sparks fly as new crewmembers Kelley and Jennice get extra flirty in their co-ed bunk, and a rookie mistake leads the crew to believe that one of their own may be a liability.
#13 - Hex on the Beach
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 19, 2014
As the crew enjoys a boozy night out at a beach bar, a frightening accident brings the night to a sudden halt. Kate grows increasingly unhappy with Kat’s bad attitude and constant complaining, but is Kat acting out because she fears Kate and Ben are getting just a little too close? Andrew hopes to make amends for his mistakes by giving the female guests a special performance on the skydeck. As the crew enjoys a boozy night out at a beach bar, they probe for details about Kat and Amy’s tense history until a frightening accident brings the night to a sudden halt.
#14 - Mojitos Mo’ Problems
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 26, 2014
Kate is annoyed by the new charter guests and their ongoing demands for special attention. Andrew makes a stunning admission to Captain Lee that affects the entire crew. While Kelley and Jennice wrestle with their feelings for one another, things heat up in the galley as Ben gives a hands-on cooking lesson to his flirty female guests. Captain Lee’s decision about tip distribution is made more difficult by whispers of mutiny from some of his crew.
#15 - Charter Guest Soulmate
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 2, 2014
With some of his crew furious about the distribution of tip money, Captain Lee has to make a decision about how to handle Andrew. Stunned by an unexpected critique, Kate jeopardizes the whole charter, and her yachting career, when she takes matters into her own hands.
#16 - Bitchy Resting Face
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 9, 2014
Will the combined fury of an angry Mother Nature and an even angrier Kate ruin this charter? The Ohana crew struggles to pull off an elaborate and elegant "White Party" for their charter guests, but they’re very worried the combined fury of an angry Mother Nature and an even angrier Kate may ruin everything.
#17 - Strains, Stains, and a Big Pain
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 16, 2014
Kat is blindsided by a surprise visit from her former Chief Steward Adrienne Gang. A night of fun turns sour when Kelley confronts some fellow yachties who insult Amy and Jennice. Ben and Kate struggle to accommodate a returning charter guest and her outspoken, rambunctious family. While accompanying the guests to a beach bar, Kat is blindsided by a surprise visit from her former Chief Steward Adrienne Gang.
#18 - She'd Better Not Be Staying
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 23, 2014
The Ohana crew is very unhappy to learn Adrienne will be coming onboard as a guest, and when she blows the lid off the lingering tension between Kat and Amy, the boat erupts in total chaos. Kelley and Jennice’s awkward tension is becoming noticeable to their crewmates, and Amy feels isolated when Kat and Kate turn against her.
#19 - New Kid on the Dock
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2014
Everybody is happy when the new deckhand, Logan Reese, finally arrives -- and once the stews size him up, the fight for his attention is on. Amy has to call for back up when she’s left alone on late-night service with a throng of hard-partying guests. Meanwhile, a startling accident at the dock makes Captain Lee wary of his own crew. The crew celebrates Kelley’s birthday with a wild night out and romance is in the air once they all return to the boat.
#20 - You're Grounded
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 7, 2014
After a night of partying, the Ohana crew has to prepare for a new group of charter guests. A bad decision by Kate puts Amy and Ben in a bind as they struggle to create a special birthday celebration for a charter guest. Kelley and Jennice make a definitive decision about their relationship.
#21 - Premature Corkulation
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 2014
Kelley asks Jennice out on a date, and it doesn’t exactly go according to plan. The new charter guests turn the Ohana sky deck into a stock trading floor and Logan turns on the charm towards the primary guest’s model girlfriend.
#22 - Dry Land, Damp Eyes
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 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.
#23 - Crew Tells All
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 28, 2014
Unseen video footage and unshown cast interviews are featured.
#24 - Reunion
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 4, 2014
The captain and crew of the Ohana reunite to discuss the truth behind Kate's rocket ship blanket art, Andrew's dismissal from the boat and Kelly and Jennice's current relationship status, as well as answer questions from viewers.
#25 - More Foam, Bosun!
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 2015
Captain Lee, Kate, Eddie, and Amy are joined by five new crewmembers as they prepare the luxury yacht, Eros, for a new charter season in Abaco, Bahamas. New personalities bring new challenges as the crew welcomes their first charter guests, a hard-partying hotel owner and his friends. With inclement weather ahead, the crew must keep an on-boat "foam party" planned for the charter guests from turning into a wash.