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
Verified Traveler
"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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Magnolia, Texas
"Enjoyed evening "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
Went to evening show last minute got expensive seats $81 would have preferred main floor dinner was good service excellent high school jazz band great. Show us was good but balcony too far to see main floor on aisle best seats lovely gardens
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Manassas, Virginia
"Liked it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
We liked all the entertainment. The singers and dancers were talented. The MC, comedy person was funny, and good at his job. We thought the meal was very average. My dessert was served frozen and it was difficult to eat. No alcoholic beverages served. At first it was announced that we would not leave the dock due to high winds. I was very disappointed but understand safety measures are important. However, the winds decreased and we did get a cruise. Happier!
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Dover, Delaware
"Nice activity to do while in Branson "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
The entertainment was great, the food was very good, and the lake is beautiful. The only possible downside to doing this is the chance of not getting to leave the dock due to weather. We were told once we were seated that we couldn’t leave the dock, but if conditions changed, we would. Luckily, conditions changed and we were able to go out on the lake.
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Cabot, Arkansas
"Omg it’s great "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
Maybe the best show in Branson the meal was pretty good as well but the show was the best thing about it and it was great. The boat ride was good but a little short I will definitely do my best to come back
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Bangor, Pennsylvania
"Overall positive but accessibility needs improvement "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
We recently attended the dinner theater on the Branson Belle. Our seats were on the Captain’s level, so the chairs were comfy. The food portions were ample and the quality of the food very good. Servers were very pleasant & efficient. The show was good quality, varied and fun. I enjoyed the patriotic closing and that the whole program was clean and family friendly. My only problem with the experience is in the area of accessibility. There is a long hill from the parking lot down to the dock, and there was no one to help us down. I really would have appreciated assistance getting down to the dock, not just to get us back up to the parking lot after the show. A wheelchair was provided to assist me on & off the boat once I made it to the dock. The women’s restroom on the second level was not accessible. The toilet was low, the cubicle was too small to get my walker near the toilet, and there were no grab bars in the cubicle. Overall, I was very pleased with the dinner & the show, but I think there is definitely room for improvement in providing for the needs of those with mobility limitations. If it weren’t for the accessibility issues, I would have rated this experience 5 stars, instead of the 3 that I gave it.
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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!