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+
-Wedge Salad with Vidalia Onion dressing and fresh seasonal vegetables
-Hot Roll and Butter
-Rotisserie Chicken Thighs
-Pot Roast with demi-glacè
-Fresh Green Beans
-Potato Medley
-Ooey Gooey Butter Cake topped with Powdered Sugar
-Iced Tea & Coffee

Ages 4-11
-Chicken Bites with Macaroni & Cheese
-Green Beans & Applesauce cup
-Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
-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 and topped with a rosemary demi-glace. Served with Parmesan Baby Baker Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.

Breaded Chicken Breasts
In a delicate butter sauce. Served with Wild Rice and Fresh Season Vegetables.

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. Served with Parmesan Baby Baker Potatoes and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.

Pan Seared Trout Filets
Lightly floured and topped with pecans and fresh-squeezed lemon. Served with Wild Rice and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables.

All Captain's Club Ages 12+ are served with a fresh seasonal vegetables, Wedge Salad topped with Range Dressing, and Hot Rolls with Butter.

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
-Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ages 4-11
Guests Ages 4-11 seated in Captain's Club can select one from 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 Tenders (Served with Macaroni & Cheese)
All Captain's Club Ages 4-11 entrees served with a Fresh Seasonal Vegetable, Wedge Salad and Hot Rolls with Butter. These guests can choose from Coca-Cola® beverages, 2% Milk, Juice, and choose one cake from the dessert selection.

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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Chandler, Az
"Great show- excellent service- acceptable food"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2020 NEW
Pd $65 ea for 4pm -6pm dinner, cruise, show, which was well worth it. We were on 3rd tier & seating was very good. We had very good service. Entertainment was mostly very good. Our dinner was a small decent salad, roll, green beans, mashed potatoes, 2 slices of roast beef, & 2 roasted chicken thighs, soft drink & s lemon tart. All were decent...not great...but decent, & plenty to eat (too much🙂). The vip was a more pricey choice of $25 more which included prime rib or trout & a couple other choices which I cant remember. Otherwise, the same. The scenery was ok but wish the boat would have had more open viewing or open viewing from our seating areas. Also, wish the music was piped outside. We didn’t get to see too much outside on the water or we would have missed dinner & entertainment, which was all inside.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
"Fun attraction for all ages! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2020 NEW
My family of 4 really enjoyed the cruise meal and show. Seems to be a good value as shows in Branson are $30 to $50 and this one includes a nice meal and cruise on the lake. After seeing the Captains tables beside us getting steaks and huge chocolate cake we kind of wished we’d tried that more expensive option but the roast beef was really tender and the chicken was good. I don’t know anywhere else you can see great entertainment that also includes spiritual and patriotic numbers. The movie montage of songs was really entertaining and there were lots of laughs at the comedian. Everything was very timely and ran well. Highly recommend.
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St. Louis, MO
"4 p.m. Early Dinner Cruise - 2020 Edition"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2020 NEW
My wife and I were able to take the 4 p.m. early dinner cruise this past Thursday. We arrived about 30 minutes before departure and were able to board with little to no wait. Masks are required while walking around and when not eating, as is the case with most everything these days. The dining area was set up in light of social distancing, which meant that there was plenty of space between us and our fellow diners and everyone is seated by party, regardless of size. This particular sailing filled just the main floor, with the sides and balcony of the theater remaining basically empty. I found it nice to have plenty of space and to not have to eat with strangers. The meal service begins right away, almost as soon as you arrive at your table. Drink orders are taken, and shortly thereafter salad and rolls are brought to you. The departure was very smooth; in fact, I did not notice that the ship was moving until we had already been under way for several minutes. The emcee did a very good job of pulling us into the program. Sometime after departure, the main course is served. We had the general admission dinner. I had been told that the food was somewhat lacking, but on our cruise it was all right. The roast beef was exceptionally tender, given that it was prepared to well done. The chicken thighs did not seem to be rotisserie-roasted, but were tender and well-seasoned. The mashed potatoes and green beans were well prepared. Overall, the meal was similar to what one might get at a banquet hall and was perfectly acceptable. The gratuity is not included in your fare. I did not know about this until the moment it was announced by the emcee. You are given the opportunity to leave a tip after everyone has finished eating the main course, just before being dismissed to explore the ship. While I was happy to leave a tip for our server, I would have preferred to have the gratuity built into the fare and to have known ahead of time. Following about 45 minutes of free time to explore the vessel, we were called back for dessert, coffee (if desired), and the show. I wish we had more time to just sail around; that 45 minutes went by fast. The gooey butter cake was a bit grainy, but that may have been because it was chilled. I have typically eaten this dessert at room temperature. The performance by the singers, dancers, and band were good. The set of movie songs really showed off the talent and professionalism of the performers. I always enjoy the hymn and the patriotic set at the end of most shows in Branson. I hope they never get rid of it, these reminders of faith, love of country, and appreciation of our veterans, even when we're having a good time. The meal, show, and experience made for a very nice date.
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"need to step up on dining and entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2020 NEW
First and foremost, please introduce quality food at the dining segment - beans is not fully cooked. Please offer vegetarian choices like veggie burger or even grilled cheese sandwiches with the potatoes and good veggies and salad. Entertainment - was too loud; comedy piece was very pathetic; tipping seems forced and overall true showboat cruising experience can be much more enhanced. Great service, prompt to time
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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
"Entertainment and supper"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2020 NEW
The meal and server was very good. The pre-show entertainment was very good. Unfortunately the main show was not as good as it has been in the past. Something about the production was off. But all in all it was a good evening.
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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!