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

132 Reviews
Rodney Gibbons
Bella Vista, AR
12 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Very, Very Disapointing !!!"
June 2019 NEW
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 NEW
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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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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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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Tip: Prepared to be entertain

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Teague, Texas
"Semi surprised"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2019 NEW
Been coming to Brandon for years and this is the only time we did the Belle because of some so so reviews. Well let me tell you they were wrong! The diner is not a 5 star but isn’t suppose to be but was very good. But, the show was great. Music of my era(rock & pop), performers were great as is the MC! Absolutely no complaints. Must do!
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Stephen C
"Great food, service, and boat ride. Show was horrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2019 NEW
We have been to several prior shows each being done very well and family orchestrated. However, tonight was not family friendly. The food was good, service amazing, and the experience of being on the boat again was fantastic. However, when I take my kids to the show the last thing I want any of us to see is women with tight revealing clothes and then showing their underwear to the crowd. Not family friendly in any manner. I am now questioning on going back again due to this issue. Want to take your kids to a more family orientated show in Branson? Presley's or Buckets and Boards go above and beyond in those expectations.
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Green River, Wyoming
"The Best Experience in Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2019 NEW
My friends and I took a dinner cruise aboard the Branson Belle as a sort of finally to our South Missouri vacation and we were all blown away by the experience. I had selected Captian's Club tickets because I didn't want to participate in the show, wanted the additional meal options and preferred the balcony views, I would definitely recommend doing the same as the view alone is more than worth the additional cost. We boarded early (another perk of the Captain's Club tickets), found our seats, then explored the ship while everyone else boarded. For dinner I had the almond trout and was impressed, it wasn't the best that I have had, but it was very good none the less. As we ate our dinner the band played beautiful 50s parlour music which fit the moment perfectly. After dinner there was an intermission during which the passengers had the option to go up to the top deck and watch the sun set over Table Rock Lake, it was absolutely beautiful, to add to the ambiance, 2 of the singers played acustic versions of modern pop songs, which again, fit the mood perfectly. After the intermission, everyone was beckoned to return to the theater and the show continued with music, magic & comedy, all of which was impeccable. When we left the boat that evening it felt like we were leaving a wonderland, it was a truely surreal experience. If you are planning a vacation to Branson, the Belle just has to be on the itinerary.
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Apache Junction, Arizona
"Disappointed "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2019 NEW
We were told to be there an hour and forty five minutes before the eight o'clock departure, priorty boarding started at 7:10. Our tickets had a boarding group but after priority boarding it was a cattle call, all aboard wait in line for approximately 20 minutes. We were also told once on board we'd have time to explore/walk around the boat before the dinner and show, didn't happen. The service was fair at best. The dinner was also fair. The show was pretty good but definitely not the best. The magician/comedian was very good. I would not recommend this for the price.
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"Good show and great meal. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2019 NEW
Good musical show while you cruise and have a great meal. All dinner seats have a good view of the stage. Intermission time to go up on deck and see the sights on the lake and watch the big paddle wheel push you along. Kids will enjoy the show too.
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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!