Expedition Unknown

The WORST episodes of Expedition Unknown

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

Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.

Last Updated: 8/9/2022Network: Discovery
Share:
Dalton Gang's Outlaw Fortune
star
7.35
26 votes

#1 - Dalton Gang's Outlaw Fortune

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/8/2022

Josh Gates heads to the Wild West in search of the hidden loot heisted by infamous lawmen turned criminals, the Dalton Gang. Re-tracing the Gang's last steps and investigating their final, deadly shoot-out, Josh chases a fortune worth millions today.

Watch Now:iTunes
Secrets of Christopher Columbus
star
7.42
188 votes

#2 - Secrets of Christopher Columbus

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/2/2015

In part 1 of a two-part special, Josh visits Portugal & Haiti to discover whether Christopher Columbus was a hero or history's greatest villain. He hopes to find the remnants of Columbus's legendary flagship, the Santa Maria.

Watch Now:iTunes
Mysteries of Bermuda Triangle
star
7.44
48 votes

#3 - Mysteries of Bermuda Triangle

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/18/2020

Josh Gates dives into the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. His investigation leads him to the ocean floor, the skies above and even the edge of space as he tackles some of the most intriguing disappearances in history.

Watch Now:iTunes
Blackbeard's Hidden Gold
star
7.46
219 votes

#4 - Blackbeard's Hidden Gold

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/21/2015

Josh explores the ocean floor of the Cayman Islands and the coasts of North Carolina in his quest to find the lost treasure of the legendary pirate Blackbeard.

Watch Now:iTunes
The Quest for King Arthur
star
7.46
241 votes

#5 - The Quest for King Arthur

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2015

In the Season 2 premiere, Gates travels to England, Wales and Scotland to explore the legend of King Arthur.

Watch Now:iTunes
Butch Cassidy's Lost Loot
star
7.47
165 votes

#6 - Butch Cassidy's Lost Loot

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/24/2018

Josh immerses himself in Wild West lore on a quest to find Butch Cassidy's missing money. He traces the iconic outlaw's footsteps through Colorado, Utah and Nevada, eventually learning that he may need to find the man himself to locate the lost loot.

Watch Now:iTunes
Secrets of Brother XII
star
7.47
147 votes

#7 - Secrets of Brother XII

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/28/2018

Josh Gates attempts to uncover a treasure left behind by the Aquarian Foundation, an isolated spiritual community led by a mystic known as Brother XII.

Watch Now:iTunes
Revealing the Triangle
star
7.50
48 votes

#8 - Revealing the Triangle

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/25/2020

In the conclusion of his epic investigation, Josh Gates uses cutting-edge technology to investigate the Triangle's most infamous shipwreck and lost flights. Will he find answers to just how the Triangle works or will it forever remain a mystery?

Watch Now:iTunes
The Hunt for Our Ancient Ancestors
star
7.54
57 votes

#9 - The Hunt for Our Ancient Ancestors

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/19/2020

Josh Gates ventures to Africa, embedding with fierce warriors and squaring off with lions to investigate the mystery of humanity's origins. Then, Expedition X ventures into Cambodia's jungle searching for a monster that's haunted the area for centuries.

Watch Now:iTunes
The Fortune of the Buzzard
star
7.55
55 votes

#10 - The Fortune of the Buzzard

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/11/2020

Josh Gates takes on the Indian Ocean's punishing waters as he chases the lost treasure of Olivier Levasseur, AKA "The Buzzard," rumored to be worth more than a billion dollars.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Real Robin Hood
star
7.55
205 votes

#11 - The Real Robin Hood

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2015

Josh journeys across England uncovering the true stories behind the legendary Robin Hood. Josh explores underground tunnels that Robin used to escape confinement and he finds what appears to be Robin's final resting place.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Genghis Khan's Tomb
star
7.57
212 votes

#12 - Genghis Khan's Tomb

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2015

Josh journeys into the heart of Mongolia in search of the fabled lost tomb of Genghis Khan. After encountering harsh weather and resistance from locals, can Josh enter Mongolia's "Forbidden Zone" to locate the burial grounds?

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chasing Everglades Treasure
star
7.57
7 votes

#13 - Chasing Everglades Treasure

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/3/2022

Josh digs deep into the swamp to hunt the lost fortune of notorious bootleggers and bank robbers the Ashley Gang; Josh needs to retrace the outlaw family's criminal empire, which included a blood feud with the local Florida sheriff.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hunting Vampires
star
7.62
256 votes

#14 - Hunting Vampires

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2015

Josh scours Eastern Europe to confront both the ancient origins and modern legacy of the vampire legend. Josh's investigation leads him to a Romanian cemetery, but will he leave in one piece when angry locals confront him?

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Sultan's Heart
star
7.63
135 votes

#15 - The Sultan's Heart

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2016

Josh travels to Turkey & Hungary on a quest to find the missing golden box containing the heart of beloved Ottoman ruler Suleiman the Magnificent. The hunt is on to locate the artifact before the 450th anniversary of his death.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Buried Secrets of the Nazis
star
7.64
28 votes

#16 - Buried Secrets of the Nazis

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/1/2022

Josh Gates hunts for Third Reich secrets as he searches for stolen art in a flooded tunnel complex, tries to decode an officer's diary pointing to tons of plundered Nazi gold and visits the ruins of a city burned to ashes in the final days of WWII.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hunt for the Chupacabra
star
7.65
43 votes

#17 - Hunt for the Chupacabra

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/18/2019

In the dark caves and thick jungles of Puerto Rico, Josh Gates tracks a modern-day mystery - the Chupacabra. Working with a wildlife biologist, a veterinarian and an investigator, Josh explores a recent wave of attacks to separate fact from fiction.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Vanished Empire
star
7.66
305 votes

#18 - The Vanished Empire

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/16/2016

Josh travels to Greece to explore Europe's first superpower and how it disappeared on the Mediterranean island of Crete.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Captain Morgan's Lost Gold
star
7.67
257 votes

#19 - Captain Morgan's Lost Gold

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/19/2015

Josh joins a team of archaeologists in Panama as they search for the Satisfaction, the sunken flagship of legendary pirate Captain Morgan. Using a magnetometer, which reads ferrous metals on the seafloor, they scour the reef for additional signs of wreckage.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold
star
7.68
234 votes

#20 - Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/1/2017

Josh Gates journeys to the wilds of Namibia to embark on a treacherously deep dive in Lake Otjikoto for a long lost World War I treasure.

Watch Now:Amazon
Temple of Doom
star
7.68
371 votes

#21 - Temple of Doom

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2015

Josh travels to the remote and land-mine-riddled jungles of Cambodia to investigate the lost city of the Khmer Empire and search for a mystical relic that gave its god king the power to incinerate his enemies more than 1,000 years ago.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Revealing Our Ancient Ancestors
star
7.69
59 votes

#22 - Revealing Our Ancient Ancestors

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/26/2020

Josh Gates continues his epic investigation as he ranges across Africa to study wild chimpanzees and scales sheer cliffs on his quest for the missing links of human evolution. In Mexico City, the Expedition X investigation puts the team's safety at risk.

Watch Now:iTunes
Origins of Stonehenge
star
7.70
168 votes

#23 - Origins of Stonehenge

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/10/2018

Josh travels to his ancestral home of Great Britain to explore the origins of Stonehenge. From high in the air to deep under the sea, he finds an unexpected network of monuments that could have inspired one of history's most mystical locations.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Treasure of the Warrior Queen
star
7.71
52 votes

#24 - Treasure of the Warrior Queen

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/4/2020

Searching across England, Josh Gates unearths a cache of ancient treasure as he chases the legend of Queen Boudica. Then, the Expedition X team investigates mysterious deaths and reported hauntings in the longest cave system in the world.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Chasing the Snake Kings
star
7.71
42 votes

#25 - Chasing the Snake Kings

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/25/2019

With a potential new breakthrough in the search for a Snake King tomb, Josh Gates returns to the jungles of Guatemala and the archaeological dig at the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador; the archeologists attempt to pinpoint the tomb's location.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

Want to see the rest of the rankings?

Episode Ninja is a small business run by one person.
Pro memberships help fund servers and new feature development!