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.

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

For performances of the Main Show and Christmas Show, guests in General Seating can enjoy the following dishes — expertly prepared in the ship's galley.

Ages 12+
-Lettuce & Shredded Carrot Salad served with Vidalia Onion dressing
-Sweet Roll
-Caribbean Chicken
-Pot Roast in Gravy
-Green Beans
-Garlic Mashed Potatoes
-Silver Dollar City's Lemon Berry Ice Cream Pie
-Iced Tea & Coffee

Ages 4-11
-Chicken Bites with Macaroni & Cheese
-Green Beans & Mandarin Oranges
-Vanilla Ice Cream
-2% Milk or Juice


Ages 12+
Grilled Prime Bone-In, Center Cut Pork Chop
Seasoned with our chef’s select blend of spices and herbs. Char-grilled to medium well (hot center). Served topped with a rosemary demi-glace.

Pan-Sautéed Chicken
Two bone-in, skin-on breasts that are lightly seasoned with our signature blend of savory spices. Pan sautéed to a golden brown and topped with a subtle white butter sauce.

21-Day Dry Aged Signature Angus Strip or 21-Day Dry Signature Angus Ribeye
Char-grilled to your desire and topped with our house-made roasted garlic shallot butter.

All Captain's Club Ages 12+ entrees are served with roasted Parmesan Baby Baked Potatoes and a fresh seasonal vegetable, along with a Spring Mix salad and a Sweet Roll.

These guests can choose from Coca-Cola® beverages, Iced Tea & Coffee, and select one of these sweet desserts to complement their meal:
-Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
-Chocolate Lover's Cake
-Lemon Mousse Cake

Ages 4-11
Guests Ages 4-11 seated in Captain's Club can select one of the following entrees:
-Grilled Prime-Cut Sliced Pork Loin (Served with Parmesan Baby Baked Potatoes)
-21-Day Dry Aged Angus Strip Steak (Served with Parmesan Baby Baked Potatoes)
-Chicken Bites (Served with Macaroni & Cheese)
All Captain's Club Ages 4-11 entrees served with a Fresh Seasonal Vegetable, Spring Mix salad and Sweet Roll. These guests can choose from Coca-Cola® beverages, 2% Milk, Juice, and enjoy Vanilla Bean Specialty Ice Cream for dessert.

Special Themed Cruises
The Showboat Branson Belle also offers limited time themed cruises throughout the year.

Princess & Pirates 11AM
-Sundays June 14th – August 16th, 2020
-Saturday August 15th, 2020

Fireworks Finale 7:30PM
-Sundays June 21st – August 16th, 2020
-Saturday July 4th, 2020

Southern Gospel 12PM
-Thursday August 27th – Sunday 30th, 2020

Christmas Shows
-November 3rd - December 23rd, 2020

Santa’s Pancakes & PJs 9:30AM
-Saturdays & Sundays November 14th – December 20th, 2020

Santa’s Pancakes & PJs 12PM
-Sundays November 29th – December 20th, 2020

Start a new tradition with your family in November and December 2020 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 or lunch 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

146 Reviews
Peggy Zitta
Troy, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful tme"
January 2020
Everything from picking up our tickets to the show was perfect. We had a group of eleven, some being kids and everyone loved it!
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Tip: Bring warm outerwear, going onto the upper deck while cruising gets cold.

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Robert Downs
Warsaw, MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show"
December 2019
The show was very good but the food was just ok, not bad just common food
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Tip: Staff was very good

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Traci Callahan
Old Monroe, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent time"
December 2019
We upgraded out seats when we got there and had a wonderful time! The food was excellent, best meal we had all weekend! The cast and crew were all very good at their jobs. They were very entertaining.
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Tip: For the money, this experience was a must! Would attend the Belle each time I come to Branson!

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Brenda Kolafa
Valles Mines, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Branson belle show"
November 2019
The tickets from the Branson belle from Tripster were amazing! They were up front, no one blocking our view.
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Tip: Tripster tickets were better than I could have picked myself

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Monica Roehrick
Elsberry , MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
October 2019
Shows where very nice, food was good but the seating was very small and was hard to eat without hitting the person next to you.
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2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Showboat Branson Belle"
September 2019
Purchased entire trip, Hotel stay and show tickets through Tripster.
Had in my opinion some of the best seating at any show i've purchased in the past, through other ticket agencies. The food was great and so was the show.. loved it ...
Will go back again.
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Tip: Arrive at Belle approx. 45 Minutes early, so you don't miss the boat!!!!

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Juanita Bunch
Springdale, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Showboat Branson Belle"
August 2019
Purchased tickets through tripster. It made things so easy. Just went to office with e-tickets and was immediately handed my tickets for show. Couldn't have had better seats. Right up front close to stage. Would highly recommend using tripster. Definitely will use again. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and food.
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Tip: Get there early and enjoy the shops as well as the view. Take your camera for beautiful pictures of river.

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David Ohmart
Wheat Ridge, CO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The hight of our anniversary"
August 2019
We were celebrating our 48th anniversary and wanted something off the strip; the Showboat was a perfect choice. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the MC was fun and engaging, and the entertainers were very professional. We hardly recognized when we left the dock or returned, so the seamanship of the crew was spot on. We always felt safe and secure. It was a great pleasure to experience such a magnificent event from being welcomed onboard to meeting the captain as we disembarked. Well done, everyone!
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Tip: Make reservations online.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Spring, Texas
"Great Entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2020
If you like a singing, dancing, comedy variety show good for the family...this is a nice attraction. The food is ok, and the tables were a little close felt a little crowded while seated.
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Branson, Missouri
"Relaxing and entertaining "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2020
Great Show and response to the events taking place in our country. Food was good, show was family friendly and enjoyable. Boat is smooth and the lake scenery is stunning.
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TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2020
Our experience was minimal at best. First - It was cold outside- we stood for over 30 mins waiting to board. Once we got onto the vessel we assumed it would be warm- NO- it was freezing it was so cold we had to all buy sweat shirts . Then the food was nothing worth $60 dollars. We were very disappointed - we only chose this attraction because the iconic Stampede was closed down. Not sure we will ever attend this attraction again - we come every spring and Christmas.
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jim s
Nederland, Texas
"Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
Excellent show, the entertainment was top notch. Dinner and a show, staff was friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the meal and the entertainment. We could not cruise the lake due to high winds. I’ll be back to try again
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Joplin, Missouri
"Family get away before Christmas! Branson Belle show was fantastic. Teenagers enjoyed!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020
Everyone in our group enjoyed this show. It included familiar Christmas melodies along with a few current songs and a magician. The ride on this boat was quite remarkable, If fidn’t take time to walk on deck during intermission or knowing your surroundings when boarding the ship. There was absolutely no sea sickness or rocking. The food was very good for a dinner show and will return again during regular season. All 3 teenage kids enjoyed the show and it’s quality which is hard to find anything all can enjoy. Sideview uppers actually we’re very good.
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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.

Captain’s Club Premium Seating Includes:

  • Grilled Prime Bone-In, Center Cut Pork Chop
  • Pan-Sautéed Chicken
  • 21-Day Dry Aged Signature Angus Strip or 21-Day Dry Signature Angus Ribeye
  • All Captain's Club Ages 12+ entrees are served with roasted Parmesan Baby Baked Potatoes and a fresh seasonal vegetable, along with a Spring Mix salad and a Sweet Roll.

These guests can choose from Coca-Cola® beverages, Iced Tea & Coffee, and select one of these sweet desserts to complement their meal:

  • Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Lover's Cake
  • Lemon Mousse Cake

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!