Below Deck Season 10 is winding down and going out with a bang as the St. David crew earned a massive tip ahead of the finale episode.
Tips are a significant portion of the crew’s salary, so whether it’s good or bad, the tip always impacts the crew.
The standard tip ranges from $15,000 to $20,000 on the show, but occasionally it can be more or less.
On the most recent episode of Below Deck, Captain Lee Rosbach and his crew were treated with an unexpected tip amount.
This time it was on the high end as primary charter guest Jake left a whopping $40,000, with the crew declaring it was Jake’s way of making up for his pal Angel.
The tip amount has raised the question of whether that’s the biggest tip ever left on Below Deck, so let’s take a look.
What’s the biggest tip on Below Deck?
Season 10 of Below Deck has seen some pretty good tips aside from the $40,000 tip. There were a couple of $30,000 tips, making the season one of the top earners.
And yes, the $40,000 tip is the highest left on Below Deck. The honor previously went to Below Deck Season 5 charter guest Timothy Sykes, who left $35,000.
Although it’s worth noting, Timothy left that amount during his second stint on the show. The first time Timothy actually took money off the tip, $5,000, because he felt chef Ben Robinson screwed up Timothy’s 19-year-old date’s food.
$40,000 is quite the tip, and it had social media buzzing after Captain dropped the news
Below Deck fans react to $40,000 tip
Twitter was on fire, with Below Deck viewers speaking out after the massive tip. Captain Lee even got in on the action after one Twitter user commented it was the biggest tip they saw on the show.
“Me as well, said Happily,” wrote the beloved captain.
Another user commented on the record while welcoming Captain Lee back to the show.
A different one loved that the most significant tip in Below Deck history was left under Captain Lee’s helm, not when Captain Sandy Yawn was filling in for him.
One Twitter user chose a cat GIF to show shock and excitement over the massive tip.
There’s one more episode left in Below Deck Season 10, as the crew has a quick one-day charter and final night out. A reunion show typically follows the finale; however, the rumor mill has been buzzing that the reunion show was canceled, so stay tuned for more details on that.
The good news is that Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 4 should be up next, and Captain Glenn Shephard has already teased what fans can expect.
Below Deck airs Mondays at 8/7c on Bravo. Seasons 1-9 are streaming on Peacock.