All the groups of Below Deck Down Under season 2 charter guests throughout crew’s charter season in Cairns, Australia, brought another revolving door of colorful cast of characters. From adult entertainers to spoiled rich kids to solar power entrepreneurs, the BDDU season 2 cast had a lot of demands to meet from bossy charter guests while working on adventure superyacht Northern Sun. However, all the hard work paid off, as the total tip money on BDDU season 2 steadily climbed. Below are all the charter guests and how much tip money the cast made on Below Deck Down Under season 2.
Californian Co-Primaries Couple Andrew & Melissa Hagstrom Bring Group Of Friends
Co-Primary Charter Guests Andrew and Melissa Hagstrom and their group of middle-aged family friends were so good-looking on of the crew members joked they would marry any one of them. Melissa surprised the crew when she took it in stride that her designer dress got burned by a hot iron. We’ll have to wait and see how Chef Tzarina Mace-Ralph handles the request for Teppanyaki, a Japanese culinary performance the British chef has no formal training in.
Cannabis entrepreneur Andrew loves sportscars and lives a luxurious lifestyle. In the end they tipped $17,000 or $1,400 per person given on the BDDU season 2 finale.
Mean Girl Eight All-Ladies Charter Guests With Co-Primaries Zara & Melissa
San Franciscan real estate broker Zara Rowbotham and Google Fiber creative director Melissa Pieroni and their group of gal pals had a gossipy fight break out early on their charter. Charter guest Ji Kim ticked of Sarah Starling and some of the other girls for surprising the crew with her lactose intolerance not listed on her preference sheet. Sarah bullied Ji by telling her the other girls drew straws to see who would have to share a cabin with her. Melissa and Sarah also questioned Ji’s lactose intolerance which viewers found ridiculous.
Apparently the girls got over their issues after Zara defused the situation and the male crew got in Budgy Smugglers (speedos) for the first night’s dinner. After fans considered these ladies borderline sexually harassed the male crew, and at the very least objectified them, they left the crew a decent tip. They gave the crew $20,000 or $1,666 per cast member.
Australian Developer Businessmen Dudes’ Charter Gets Interrupted By A Medical Emergency
Bigshot housing developer Tom Shelton and his group of mates were having a grand old time scuba diving and drinking while on the show. Things took a scary turn when charter guest Josh had a seizure likely due to epilepsy. Thankfully he was okay and the other charter guests could continue to enjoy their time on the luxurious yacht. Tom even gave an update after the episodes aired that Josh is now doing well.
The crew were well-compensated for keeping the libations flowing as soon as the guys spun the wheel again for random drinks. The tipped a generous, for Australian tipping standards, USD$17,980 or $1,498 each.
American Expat & Primary Charter Guest Emily Monstrey & Australian Friends Enjoy Time On BDDU Season 2
American expat and professional investor Emily Monstrey was stranded in Australia when the country closed its borders to all travel back in 2020. She fell in love with country and now calls it home. She invited her new friends, Australian couples Tamara Thornton and Rory Callow, Jack Dostine and Chanelle Miller. Things got a bit tense when Tamara thought it was unfair the other couple got to claim the nicer cabin. Also joining them were Canadian expat Victoria Kiomall and Aussie Paul Williams. Emily and the other charter guests especially enjoyed getting the captain and the rest of the male crew in Budgy Smugglers (speedos) for brunch.
This group of middle-aged professionals gave the crew $15,000 total in tips or $1,250 each.
Co-Primary Charter Guests, Lesbian Couple & Wisconsin Family Stay One Night But Tip A Lot
Co-Primary Charter Guests and lesbian couple Becky Ryniecki Mattson and Michelle Harrington brought their four well-behaved and bright children Megan, Elliott, Andy, and Claire to see the Great Barrier Reef. They also went near Green Island, to Vlasoff Cay, a special beach that only appears for several hours during low tide. They also had Chef Tzarina Mace-Ralph serve them holiday-themed meals for dinner and the deck crew dressed up as various characters from holidays.
Despite only staying one night onboard Northern Sun, the family from Wisconsin loved their time there. Becky and Michelle rewarded the crew for a job well-done, giving the crew a $17,500 tip or $1,464 each.
4th Primary Charter Guest Laura Desiree & Friends On BDDU Season 2 Leave Big Tip Money
Primary Charter Guest Laura Desiree and her friends made themselves right at home on their charter. The adult entertainers performed lewd acts in their cabins the one night for their fans. And Laura, based in New York, probably set a record for a charter guest who wore the least amount of clothes in the history of the yachting show. She also got deckhands Culver Bradbury and Harry van Vliet in a bit of trouble with their new boss, former Below Deck Med star and Second Officer Joao Franco, when they got in the water with the guests.
Laura, a self-described sex journalist, also got almost completely nude to put a dessert all over her body for the other charter guests including adult entertainer Skyy Knox (from Montreal, Canada), Jessie Lee (LA), Claudio Antonelli (Portugal), Johnny Diamond, and Vanna Faye to eat off her and the deck crew dressed up in some pretty risqué outfits. The cast members rose to the occasion down a stew after Laura Bileskalne got fired alongside Bosun Luke Jones. Thankfully new stew Jaimee Neale joined the team midway through the charter. The crew’s hard work paid off, though. Laura and the other charter guests dished out a $20,000 USD tip. Split among the nine on-screen yachties and the three hidden crew, each crew member banked $1,666.
3rd Co-Primary Charter Guests Rene & Sandra, & Friends Tip Very Generously
Co-Primary Charter Guests Rene and Sandra Ramirez and their other Cuban-American friends had a blast on BDDU season 2. They also had a memorial for Rene’s mom who tragically died a few years back at a young age. Rene and his work colleagues for his solar panel power sales company enjoyed drinking and eating lots while chartering in Australia. Despite Chef Tzarina serving Teresa and Karina lambchop lollipops by mistake, the guests really had no complaints.
Rene challenged Captain Jason Chambers to an arm wrestling competition for additional money. Captain Jason claims he threw the match for the primary, but the crew still got to keep the money regardless.
This group of charter guests gave the biggest tip of the season so far, at $25,000 total. Each crew member took home a whopping $2,080.
All Below Deck Down Under Season 2 Charter Guests: Jack Freeman & Friends
Primary Charter Guest Jack Freeman and his friends gave off a spoiled-rich-kids-from-Sydney vibe to Chief Stewardess Aesha Scott. However, luxury interior designer Jack, and friends Theana, Fletch, Cassandra, Roxy, Cindy, Mel and Anna were incredibly cordial to the crew. Things got a bit awkward when Jack and another guest threw each other under the bus by talking about how much they both had the hots from Captain Jason.
Despite the crew meeting all the demands of Jack and his buddies, the weather unfortunately didn’t cooperate. Also likely hurting the tip was the fact this group were Australians, where tipping isn’t customary, which also explains why Below Deck Down Under crews get less tips than other Below Deck franchises generally. Jack and the other charter guests only tipped a paltry $15,000, which translated to $1,670 per crew member.
BDDU Season 2’s 1st Group of Charter Guests: Carmen, Kristyl, Brandon Cause Mayhem
Primary Charter Guest and reality TV star Carmen Felder was thoroughly embarrassed by the behavior of her fellow charter guests Kristyl Nelson and Brandon McLaughlin loud arguing and breaking the rules by night swimming. Captain Jason almost cut the charter short when he was woken up to deal with the drunken, unruly charter guests.
Charter guests Kristyl and Ashleigh spoke to Show Star News about how they didn’t do anything wrong and that Chef Tzarina’s food was bland and Aesha’s service wasn’t great. However, Aesha was down a stew until third stewardess Margot Sisson joined midway though the charter. The crew couldn’t wait to get rid of this rude, drunken group of charter guests. The crew made $17,500 in total or $1,590 each (they split it 11 ways because they were down a deckhand).
Total Tip Money The Cast Made On Below Deck Down Under Season 2
Below Deck cast members make money from Bravo salary, yachtie wage, and tip money. After nine charters on superyacht Northern Sun, the crew made a total of $164,000 in total tip money. All the crew members on all nine charters made a total of $13,700 in tips in total.