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!

Branson Customer Reviews

137 Reviews
Sarah Craig
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun night on Table Rock Lake"
July 2019 NEW
We were aboard the 8pm cruise on Table Rock Lake. We weren't sure what to expect but it was very well organized. There was time to walk around the ship, have supper with entertainment, stretch our legs again and watch the show. There was enough time to explore the vessel and after supper, there was even entertainment on deck. The ship itself was quite cold (in July) so I suggest you bring a sweater. The service was good; our server was very nice and accommodating.
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Tip: Bring a jacket or sweater

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Jennifer Adams
Barnhart , MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
July 2019 NEW
My daughter and I really enjoyed the show and experience. It was her 1st time on the boat and she loved it
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philip farmer
caddo mills, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was great!"
July 2019 NEW
We were in Branson on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so the town wasn't very crowded. Traffic wasn't bad. We pulled into the Branson Belle grounds. Very nice parking lot, well manicured landscape and many places for photo ops...We were checked in promptly and given a "boarding voucher"...The price for tickets through Tripster saved us money and there were no extra charges. You get a great view of the boat as you get ready to board. You are seated and immediately they bring your tea or water (no alcohol). Our waitress was great. The food is brought out in a timely manner. The food crew ran like a machine..Dinner was roasted chicken and sliced roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls and dessert. The food was hot and really good. For the price of around $50 per person, it is hard to find a better value. I was very impressed they prepare all the meals on the boat. The boat is large and can seat 700 people. That's 2100 meals per day with full attendance. We took the 4 pm cruise and it was perfect for us. The warm-up act is a magician/comedian who is very good and gets the crowd involved. The show had a great live band playing all the songs for the singers and dancers. For this type show, I don't think it could get any better. Popular music from a lot of eras...They packed a ton of music into the well organized show. One medley is about 30 minutes and never stops, one song to the next..The interior of the boat is beautiful, clean and well kept. Plenty of restrooms available. During intermission of the show, the dinner plates are all cleaned up and you get to walk around the decks of the boat. Very beautiful cruise of Tablerock Lake. They give you a 5 minute call to go back in for the last half of the show. They did tribute to America, Amazing Grace, Veteran's tribute. Pretty much covered everything..My wife and I wouldn't have changed a thing. The show is ending, we looked to the left and there was the boat dock. Timing was perfect. The magician/comedian finished the show bringing folks onto the stage from the crowd. It was hilarious. While in Branson, we stayed at the beautiful Chateau Hotel on the Lake which was only a 5 minute scenic drive from the Branson Bell. We really loved this area of Branson. It is outside of town and very scenic.
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Tip: Get your ticket vouchers from Tripster, save money..Go to Branson during the week when it is less crowded. Don't pass up a chance to stay at The Chateu On The Lake Spa and Resort. We fully enjoyed our time there.

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John Washburn
Burkburnett, TX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July 2019 NEW
Great experience, amazing waitstaff, great show with talented singers and tap dances and one whitty magic performer
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Tip: Everyone should go at least once in there lifetime

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Lavonne Pavlik
Leesburg, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Rocked our boat!!!"
July 2019 NEW
What a great experience!! The food was fantastic and the show was absolutely one of the best. Such talent on the stage, loved everything about it but especially the honoring of the military and singing Amazing Grace. The waiter was also entertaining so made for a great time. Will have to go back.
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Tip: Take a jacket, be hungry and be prepared to laugh!!!

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Rodney Gibbons
Bella Vista, AR
12 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Very, Very Disapointing !!!"
June 2019
We left our hotel 2 hours prior, but there was an accident, and Memorial day traffic was terrible. We arrived just as they were taking up the gangway. Asked if we could get rescheduled they said no and offered no refund they said you have to get that from Tripster, immediately called Tripster and they said that was their policy too so that was a $112.00 mistake I made for or 50th Anniversary but I won't ever deal with Tripster again (This was a $1266.00 total trip booking with Tripster, I should have just waited and bought tickets as you go, )
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Tip: Make sure your early, don't count on traffic , and don't use Tripster

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Crissia Yoakum
Kansas City , KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
June 2019
This was an awesome experience!
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Barbara Williams
Sidney, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show & meal"
May 2019
This is an excellent way to spend your afternoon. Great food! Great Show! Wonderful staff!
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Lafayette, IN
"Never left the dock"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
Just stepped off the boat that never left the dock. We bought our tickets a half hour before the cruise and were not told that it was too windy to sail. The couple next to us told us once we were seated. I looked at the website and nowhere does it say there's a chance the boat won't sail. We paid for a cruise, dinner and a show. Not just dinner and a show. No opportunity to claim a refund or come back another day. Not even an apology. This so-called Christian experience just wants your money.
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Frankfort, Illinois
"Pirates and princesses"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
We visited on a Sunday for the pirates and princess show! It was fun to dress up and for the kids to see the actors and actresses. The food was ok (pancakes and sausage). The wait staff was awesome and friendly. But the show was mediocre.
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"Sunday July Fireworks"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
On Sunday's in July at the 8 PM cruise, they provide a fireworks show after the dinner and before the show. Being a Silver Dollar City season pass holder, we get the adult ticket for $30 vs the normal $56. Dinner is salad, roll, roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert. Ice Tea, Coffee, and water included. Average meal, salad is fair, roast beef is good, and always good desserts. Good Show and Entertainment for all ages.
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Lily R
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
Everything we experienced on the boat was exceptional! The pre-show was entertaining and fun, our waitress was VERY friendly and attentive, the dinner was superb, the dessert was delicious, the views were amazing, and the main show was OUTSTANDING!! We will tell our friends and family about our experience and we will be back!
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Lindzy L
"Fav in Branson!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
We did this on our last night in Branson and had went to 4 other shows beforehand. This was the best thing we did! You get a pretty nice dinner and to explore the ship, then a talented group of musicians/dancers/singers plus a host that is also a comedian and magician. I have never seen a comedian and magician in one person but he was so hilarious. We will do it again when we return in November and it is at the top of our list.
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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!