This Room Is Off-Limits To Below Deck Sailing Yacht Cast Members

They might have one of the coolest and most challenging jobs on the planet, but life aboard a Below Deck yacht isn't always smooth sailing, as long-time fans of the hit Bravo show, and its off-shoots, can attest. From romantic dalliances to dodgy food orders, demanding guests, uncontrollable weather patterns, and no-nonsense bosses in the forms of Captains Lee, Glenn, and, of course, Sandy, the waters on Below Deck are nearly always choppy.

Still, filming a reality show at your job certainly comes with its perks. Aside from making the featured crew overnight sensations and garnering them massive social media followings in the process, Below Deck opens up career opportunities both inside and outside of the yachting industry (just ask Chef Adam Glick). Still, just because everything is laid bare onscreen, often in a literal sense, it doesn't mean the cast gets to see behind the curtain.

The cast members have to stay out of this one area

Producers on the hit show revealed several interesting nuggets about filming aboard Below Deck's many luxury yachts, including how Captain Glenn's crew on the Parsifal III had to consult him before bringing outsiders back onto the boat with them. As detailed by Bravo's Daily Dish, the tidbits came to light during a recent behind-the-scenes look at Below Deck Sailing Yacht, which recently wrapped its successful debut season.

The crew admitted filming in the tight spaces of an active yacht can be tricky, particularly when they get trapped on narrow stairways with massive camera equipment. Although they were free to go wherever was required to get that all-important footage, the crew members were kept out of one area in particular; the producers' video village space, where footage can be watched in real time. "We always playfully reminded them that they couldn't go in there," producers confirmed of their one off-limits zone.

Thankfully, it wasn't too much of an issue, though the Bravo crew noted it was an easier season overall for them for another reason, too — nobody got seasick this time around. "Surprisingly, the sailboat was a much smoother ride than a motor yacht," they revealed.