Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, MO

Showboat Branson Belle4800 W. Hwy 165Branson, MO 65616
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America's Most Entertaining Lake Adventure, the Showboat Branson Belle is themed after the majestic showboats of the 1800s. The dinner attraction offers passengers a freshly prepared three-course meal and an exciting musical variety show for unmatched entertainment on beautiful Table Rock Lake. The Main Show features a talented troupe of singers and our featured four-piece band performing iconic songs, from old favorites to today’s chart-topping hits. Plus, witness the must-see spectacle of rhythm and footwork from the toe-tapping Showboat Dancers and the magic and comedy of our master of ceremonies.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Show is held sail rain or shine.
  • Don't miss the boat! Boarding begins 1 hour prior to cruise time.
  • There is time to stroll on the deck and experience the beauty of Table Rock Lake.
  • It can get a bit chilly on-board the Showboat so a light jacket is a good idea.
  • Bring your camera.
  • Offers four grand decks and recently remodeled decor for an unforgettable cruise experience.


from Showboat Branson Belle
Experience Table Rock Lake aboard the Showboat Branson Belle, as you embark on a 2-hour cruise featuring a delicious 3-course meal, delightful entertainment and 4 grand decks to explore as you relax and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views.

During your Showboat Branson Belle cruise, you'll also enjoy a delicious 3-course meal freshly prepared in the ship's galley.

Set sail for adventure on the open waters of Table Rock Lake with live music, dancing, comedy, magic, a meal and more!

Special Themed Cruises
The Showboat Branson Belle also offers themed adventures throughout the year.

Princess and Pirates Cruises
(11:00 am Sundays, June 16-Aug. 11, 2019)

Calling all princesses and pirates—you’re invited to dress up in your swashbuckling best and experience an adventure like no other aboard the Showboat Branson Belle.

Meet our very own belles of the ball and jolly first mates during this enchanted hour and a half experience filled with opportunities for interaction, including photos, hugs, and high-fives. Boarding begins one hour prior to cruise time with fun-filled activities including balloon artists, face painting, coloring sheets and more. Then the adventure gets underway with a Sail-Away Dance Party on the top deck! Featuring a cast of 12 royal players, If You Can Dream is the story of aspiring pirate Phineas Pugwash and would-be princess Maggie Blossom as they aim to make their dreams come true.

Santa's Pancakes & PJs Cruises
(Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 9-Dec. 22, 2019)

Start a new tradition with your family in November and December 2019 on Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle! Join Santa & His Helpers, The North Pole Toy Soldier & the Holiday Sugar Plum Fairies for an adventure complete with kid’s activities, entertainment, breakfast and a cruise on Table Rock Lake. Best of all little ones are encouraged to experience the fun in their favorite Christmas Jammies!

Prior to cruising, follow your map throughout the Showboat as you search for the Sugar Plum Fairy Sweet Stops, visit the Captain in the Wheelhouse and receive a special gift, stop by and see Santa’s Helpers for face painting and complete your Christmas Wish List and place it in the Toy Soldiers Mail Box for immediate delivery to the big man himself. Next, set sail on Table Rock Lake and enjoy a great breakfast that includes Story Time, a Sing-A-Long and a festive stage show featuring music, dance, comedy and more!

Tripster Customer Reviews

130 Reviews
Barbara Williams
Sidney, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show & meal"
May 2019 NEW
This is an excellent way to spend your afternoon. Great food! Great Show! Wonderful staff!
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Amie Chamberlain
St louis, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Showboat fun"
March 2019
We took our boys over spring break & they enjoyed the show as much as we did. The food was good. My children enjoyed picking an oyster after the show back on the docks
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Christina Gammel
Beebe, AR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
March 2019
The husband and I enjoyed very much. The kids didn’t care about the show but loved the food and going up to the top deck on the boat. They are little and don’t like to sit still. But we all had a fabulous time and can’t wait to do it again.
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Tip: Don’t eat before you go and if you get nauseous easily take zofran ahead of time

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Elsie Rodgers
Millington , TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
March 2019
We had a great time watching the show! The food was really good. The winds were blowing at 55 miles per hour, so we didn’t get to cruise the lake. I was thankful the captain knew better than take us out.
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Tip: Arrive early and bring cash to tip your waitress.

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Antonio Saldana
Arlington, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Unbelievably Fantastic"
January 2019
This was the best thing we did..Superb meal. dancing.. singing, magic and comedy
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Tip: Don't miss this .

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5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic Show"
December 2018
This is a must to see, awesome food, wonderful show plus a cruise in one. Worth it
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Roger Sharp
Broken Arrow , OK
4 Reviews
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"New show and talent are amazing."
December 2018
New Christmas show was outstanding. The new singers are best yet.
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Vicki Stanbery
Mortow, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very entertaining"
December 2018
We enjoyed the show! Lots of laughs! The food was okay but definitely my least favorite part of the experience.
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Tip: A 20% gratuity is suggested on top of the cost of the ticket.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Merritt Island, Florida
"A terrific venue!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
We purchased Captain's Balcony seats on line. Because of this, we received priority boarding (no waiting in line), upgraded food (the prime rib was excellent), and terrific view seats (first row in Balcony). Although the pre-show performance was routine, the main show was delightfully superb. The singing and dancing was excellent - very high energy. The routine of 26 show tunes in a very few minutes with costume changes was fantastic. A first rate experience!
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Rock Island
"Great show. Lots of talent in the group."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2019 NEW
The boat and show are the attraction. The meal, not so much. It is filling and plentiful but pretty ordinary banquet food. The music and show are outstanding, Vegas level talent. The MC is very funny, good family jokes.
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Gary S
"Don't miss this"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2019 NEW
Love, love, love this! Amazing show, great service and tasty food. Try the upgrade at the box office and you'll get to choose from a wonderful menu and enjoy premiere seating. We laughed, cried and dang along. Performers are all top notch!
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San Diego, California
"Best Show Ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 15, 2019 NEW
We went to the Belle today. It was part of a family trip and we had no idea what to expect. We did no research or anything. From every person thanking grandpa for his service as he is a Vietnam veteran and everyone treating my 2 year old daughter like a princess, we were so pleasantly happy. The food was so tender, juicy and flavorful. The seating was cozy and roomie. The performers were absolutely AMAZING! The boat was clean and the weather was amazing! So worth the money. I would suggest this to anyone visiting Branson. I will visit again and go to the Belle.
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Orcutt, California
"Showboat Belle in Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2019 NEW
Fantastic fantastic fantastic! The entertainment was superb: dancing, singing, and comedy. The chicken, roast, mashed potatoes, and green beans dinner with ice cream pie was delicious and the service was great. The ride was short, but enjoyed the time we had to walk around the ship.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Showboat Branson Belle

What happens if I miss the boat? 
There are no refunds or reschedule if you miss the boat. The boat will leave the dock on your scheduled show time, weather permitting. We advise arriving at least 45 minutes prior to show time to check-in and enjoy the gift shop.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Showboat Branson Belle?
There is not a pre-show.

Can I upgrade to premium seating?
Yes, once you get to the boat you can upgrade for $25 per ticket to premium seating.

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at the Showboat Branson Belle?
Yes. Performers are available after the show.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
Audio & video recording is strictly prohibited. Cameras are allowed on the outer decks only.

What type of menu is served on the riverboat?
All Showboat Branson Belle guests receive a delicious meal freshly prepared in the ship's galley. General Seating passengers receive our standard three-course meal featuring:

  • Mixed Garden Salad & Freshly Baked Roll
  • Honey Citrus Chicken
  • Slow Cooked Pot Roast in Gravy
  • Steamed Buttered Green Beans with Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Silver Dollar City's Lemon Berry Ice Cream Pie
  • Iced Tea & Coffee

All meals include Tea, Water, and Coffee.

Is there a vegetarian meal available on the Showboat Branson Belle?
Yes. Vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan meals are available upon request. Kosher meals and diabetic-friendly meals are also available upon request.

Is a children’s meal available on the riverboat?
Yes. The children’s meal (for ages 4-11) includes chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, and apple slices. The dessert served is an ice cream sundae. For children 3 and under, a single serving of macaroni and cheese is served.

Are alcoholic drinks served aboard the Showboat Branson Belle?
No. Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea and water are free to guests. Large soft drinks are available for purchase.

What is the length of your intermission?
The intermission is 30 minutes.

What is the size of the Showboat Branson Belle Theater?
The theater has a 700 passenger capacity.

How many decks or levels are there aboard the Showboat Branson Belle?
The dining theater area of the ship has three levels, all of which provide excellent views of the stage. There is one exterior deck on the very top of the ship, where the captain's wheelhouse is located. The lowest level of the ship houses the engine room and kitchen.

Approximately how long is the Showboat Branson Belle show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes long.

What type of parking do you have?
There is level parking for 350 cars with handicap spaces available.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
All of the interior decks are accessible by elevator, and all our restrooms are accessible to those with disabilities. Please inform the reservationist of any special needs requests you may have.

Is smoking allowed on the riverboat?
Smoking is allowed on the outer decks of the boat only.

Is gratuity included?
No, it is not. If you feel your server did an excellent job, they appreciate tips!