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.

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

140 Reviews
Juanita Bunch
Springdale, AR
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Showboat Branson Belle"
August 2019 NEW
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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Lisa M.
Blue Springs, MO
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"So good!"
August 2019
The show was so good! The performers were great and the emcee was very funny. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.
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Tip: Bring a small blanket it is cool inside boat. Servers are very good.

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Sarah Craig
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun night on Table Rock Lake"
July 2019
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
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
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
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
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
Beautful boat and entertaining show. I could really just sit on deck the whole time and enjoy the view from the chairs. The ride was very smooth. Everything was excellent, performers were outstanding. Our group was seated right up front. Most of the staff was very friendly except for the gentleman who greeted us on the bus. He was rude to me but I did not let his attitude bother me or my bus driver. Yes we were running a little behind and he made it known that boarding started 30 minuted ago. I did call my tourism gal to let her know that we wouldnt be there at the time they wanted us but we still arrive 30 minutes before the boat left the station. We pretty much were able to use the restroom before the show. I feel like there was plenty of time for us to get where we needed to be and that the gentleman could have been just having a bad moment. Hopefully this was the situation. I really enjoyed the entertainment it was up to date and love the classic rock that was also performed.
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Houston, Texas
"Family Girls Trip "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
Beautiful showboat with a great dinner and fantastic show. Highly recommend for families!! The view of Table Rock Lake is beautiful.
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Franklin, Kentucky
"Vacation "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
Such a pleasant surprise. Beautiful Showboat. Would have enjoyed more of being outside to see view, was total of about fifteen minutes. The ride was not at all bumpy. A beautiful shoreline. Food was sorta ok, (may need to work on that) service excellent, performers were outstanding. Performers were best part. Recommend seating toward center. Friendly wait staff. Would do it again.
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Altamont, Kansas
"Everyone needs to experience the Showboat!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
I've been on the Showboat at least 6 times. The food is good, the staff is friendly and the show is great. However, the current Main Show is the BEST show I've ever seen on the Showboat or in Branson anywhere. Classic Rock and Movie Theme Songs were very well done and entertaining and the host Christopher James is hilarious. If you've ever thought about going on the Showboat, now is the time!
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Jim P
Sterling, Virginia
"Good show average meal"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2019 NEW
We did the showboat on a whim since my in laws did it 15 years ago. The food was pretty good. Nothing to rave about but you aren’t paying Ruth Chris prices either. The show was very good and the 3 tap dancers were outstanding. We had a table very close to the stage which was very nice ( the lieutenants area).
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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!