If you were lucky enough to be a charter guest on Below Deck, you'd be living the life. The passengers aboard these private yachts get to eat, drink, and be merry for a few days as the crew members not-so-happily wait on their beck and call. However, the best part about being a charter guest is seeing some absolutely breathtaking scenery, and the Below Deck Season 3 location is no exception.
This time around, the crew and the charter guests of Below Deck will be treated to a Bahamanian vacation. Well, the passengers will get to experience that, at least. The crew still has to work and all. That's right. Season 3 of Below Deck will be in the Bahamas, according to a Bravo press release, which is basically the quintessential tropical vacation destination. Bravo is bringing it for Below Deck Season 3, and I like what I'm seeing so far.
However, we don't know in any official capacity where in the Bahamas Season 3 of Below Deck takes place. Since the charter guests board a yacht, it's likely that filming took place in several locations in the Bahamas. The charter guests on the show often cruise on the open water, have beach picnics, and party the night away at island bars, so those are probably some of the types of places we'll see on Below Deck this season.
It's possible that much of Season 3 took place in the Abacos, which is a 120-mile-long chain of islands and cays in the Bahamas. Cast member Eddie Lucas posted some photos on his Instagram profile around the time Season 3 of Below Deck would have been filming in January that show him near the "Marls of Abaco," a wild bonefish habitat, and the Guana Cay in the Abaco Islands.
Captain Lee Rosbach also has some Instagram photos of the Abacos, posted a few weeks before Eddie's.
As does returning cast member Amy Johnson, who took a photo with newbies Connie Arias and Raquel "Rocky" Dakota before a big night on the town and posted it on Instagram with the hashtag "#hopetownherewecome." That may be referring to Hope Town, a small village on the Elbow Cay in the Abacos that has a few restaurants and bars.
Amy has also posted a bunch of other gorgeous pics of the Bahamas, as has her new co-star Emile Kotze, who seems to have found a sight particularly beautiful to him while on charter.
The next time we talk about a new season of Below Deck, it could have a totally different locale. Bravo announced in March that the series would be getting a spinoff titled Below Deck Mediterranean , which would take place in the Mediterranean Sea, "the world's oldest cruising grounds," according to the release. It sounds like this location will give the drama of Below Deck a whole new flavor when this spinoff premieres.
Though the sites are certainly nice to look at on Below Deck, in the end, it doesn't really matter where the show takes place. Watching the crew try to keep fights from breaking out among themselves and with the charter guests is what the show is all about. A stunning tropical setting like the Bahamas is really just a bonus.
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