Below Deck

10 Worst Episodes of Below Deck

Bravo's Below Deck is a television series that has been captivating viewers since its first episode aired in 2013. The show follows the lives of a crew of “yachties” as they tend to the needs of the wealthy charter guests onboard a luxurious mega yacht. With 11 seasons of drama and adventure, Below Deck has had some amazing episodes, as well as some of the worst episodes ever seen. We have taken the time to rank some of the worst episodes that have aired on Below Deck.

From the crew's wild antics to the ongoing drama between the charter guests and the crew, there are some episodes that stand out for being especially bad. Whether it be due to awkward interactions or simply a lack of excitement, these episodes have been ranked as the worst Below Deck has to offer.

We have watched every episode of Below Deck and have gathered what we believe to be the absolute worst episodes. We have ranked them based on how much each episode disappointed us and which episodes simply didn’t make the cut. Keep reading to find out which episodes made our list of the worst Below Deck has to offer.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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Below Deck - S10E4

#1 - The Thunder From Down Under (Season 10 - Episode 4)

Camille's lack of work ethic starts to wear thin on the entire crew; having to choose between Alissa and Katie, Ross decides he wants to have his cake and eat it too; romance blossoms with Ben and Camille.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 33 votes.

Below Deck - S1E5

#2 - I'm Living with the Devil (Season 1 - Episode 5)


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.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 176 votes.

Below Deck - S9E15

#3 - Reunion (Season 9 - Episode 15)

Host Andy Cohen sits down with the My Seanna crew for the Below Deck Reunion. "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," the only live late night, interactive talk show, features guests from the world of entertainment, politics and pop culture.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 90 votes.

Below Deck - S9E10

#4 - The Smell of Sweat and Desperation (Season 9 - Episode 10)


Rachel continues to struggle with the primary's requests while Heather and Fraser have their hands full as they work without a third stew; past actions throw Heather into a spiral, while Rayna battles with how to feel about her crew's transgressions.

The episode was rated 7.03 from 109 votes.

Below Deck - S1E6

#5 - Sleeping with the Enemy (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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?

The episode was rated 7.05 from 166 votes.

Below Deck - S1E11

#6 - The Crew Tells All (Season 1 - Episode 11)



The episode was rated 7.05 from 74 votes.

Below Deck - S1E4

#7 - Luggage, Luggage Everywhere (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.07 from 202 votes.

Below Deck - S10E13

#8 - Another One Bites the Dust (Season 10 - Episode 13)


Capt. Sandy lets go of an integral member of the crew; one guest takes her requests to the limits, pushing chef Rachel to wit's end; windy weather ruins excursion plans; Capt. Lee shares big news with Capt. Sandy.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 73 votes.

Below Deck - S2E13

#9 - Reunion (Season 2 - Episode 13)

The Ohana crew reunites to talk about the charter season.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 100 votes.

Below Deck - S1E2

#10 - It's Not Easy Being Green (Season 1 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 223 votes.

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