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!

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

128 Reviews
Christina Gammel
Beebe, AR
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
March, 2019 NEW
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 NEW
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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Tip: Don't miss this .

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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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Roger Sharp
Broken Arrow , OK
4 Reviews
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"New show and talent are amazing."
December, 2018
New Christmas show was outstanding. The new singers are best yet.
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Vicki Stanbery
Mortow, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very entertaining"
December, 2018
We enjoyed the show! Lots of laughs! The food was okay but definitely my least favorite part of the experience.
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Tip: A 20% gratuity is suggested on top of the cost of the ticket.

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Cheryl Ludwig
Florissant, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
November, 2018
It had been many years since experiencing the Belle. Moved away decided to do the Belle to add to our SDC time. Great decision. The food was yummy and entertainment was excellent
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Tip: Celebrate your birthday. They have giveaways ??

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Micah Dobson
West Salem, OH
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"A good time"
November, 2018
We loved the meal on the boat and the experience of being out on the lake. The second half of the show was very fun! I recommend going!
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Ashley G
"1st time on the Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2019 NEW
This was our first time on the Branson Belle. The food was pretty good but I didn’t care for the lemon ice cream pie but my husband and son both liked it. The show was great but my 4 year old didn’t enjoy the show. We done the night show so we could see the firework show which was fabulous! The magician/host was funny and done a great job! I would like to go back during the day to actually go outside and be able to see the lake but we will wait a few years.
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Pineville, Missouri
"Good, solid three-in-one entertainment."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
We had a very good time on the Showboat; Great Entertainment, and Enjoyable Lake Cruise, and a Good Meal. The entertainment was first rate, great comedy, many great singing performances and if thats not enough there is tap dancing.The wait staff don't let you run out of drinks and are constantly attentive. A great buy for your Branson trip. Probably could do without the expensive picture sales.
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Fort Scott, Kansas
"Fun evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
Like a lot of things in Branson, it’s pricey. But I think it’s worth the price. We paid extra for the Captain’s Club so we got to board early and had more time to enjoy the water. We enjoyed the early entertainment on the top deck. The food was good-not great-but it’s on a boat after all. The service was good. Be aware—the tip isn’t included in the ticket price. The show is first rate. Good singing, dancing and instrumentalists. We were glad we included it on our trip.
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Canton, Connecticut
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2019 NEW
We had a wonderful time on this dinner cruise. The food was okay, the service was friendly, and the show first rate. There MC/Comedian/Magician was a hoot. In addition to the main show there was music during dinner and informal performance on the top deck after dinner and before the main show.
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
"Showboat Branson Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed our time on the Branson Belle. The food and service were excellent, and the show was great. It happened to be a beautiful day, and the cruise was smooth. They do ask that you tip the waiters, and photographs are available for a fee. It is a good activity for a special occasion.
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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!