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Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, MO

Showboat Branson Belle4800 W. Hwy 165Branson, MO 65616
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Silver Dollar City’s majestic showboat cruise over Table Rock Lake, The Showboat Branson Belle experience provides an unforgettable two-hour boat ride filled with entertainment for guests of all ages. The experience is themed after stunning showboats of the 1800s and offers passengers a freshly prepared three-course meal and lively shows, "Celebrate" and "Country on the Lake," for unmatched entertainment.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Showboat sets sail rain or shine.
  • Don't miss the boat! Arrive 45 minutes prior to cruise time.
  • There is time to stroll on the deck and experience the beauty of Table Rock Lake.
  • Enjoy 3-course meal freshly made at Silver Dollar City while you enjoy the show.
  • Featuring two exciting shows, "Celebrate" and "Country on the 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.

Country On The Lake
America’s Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise debuts an All-New show, Country On The Lake, a live concert and barbecue lunch adventure starting May 27.Country on the Lake features rising country stars backed by a live band singing your favorite contemporary and classic country hits. Plus, enjoy a 3-course slow-smoked barbecue meal from Silver Dollar City’s pitmasters.

Show Time and Dates
12:00 pm show:
- September 5 - October 28 (Tuesday through Sunday)
- November 4-19 (Tuesday through Sunday)

4:00 pm show:
- September 3 – October 22 (Sundays)
- October 31
- November 1 & 2
- November 5-19 (Sundays)

8:00 pm show:
- May 28
- August 25, 26
- September 3

Back by popular demand, Celebrate returns in 2017 showcasing the incredible vocal talents of Cassandre Faimon-Haygood and The Showmen along with the precise dance steps of Rhythm - The Fastest Feet West of the Mississippi. Celebrate also features a live band and is hosted by the magical comedian, Christopher James. A freshly-prepared 3-course meal is included in each cruise.

Show Times and Dates

4:00 pm show:
- August 28 – 31
- September 1 – October 28

8:00 pm show:
- June 1 – August 12
- August 16 - 19
- August 30
- September 1 - 2, 8 - 9, 13 - 16, 20 - 23 and 27 - 30

Southern Gospel Music Cruises August 27 - 31, 2017
These special Noon cruises include inspiring gospel melodies from Showboat Branson Belle performers, followed by these Southern Gospel greats singing your all-time favorites. Plus, enjoy a three-course home-style feast.

Celebrate Christmas
12:00 pm show:
- November 6, 13, 24, 25

4:00 pm show:
- November 1–18 (Tuesday through Saturday)
- November 6, 13, 20–26, 28–30

8:00 pm show:
- November 1–18, 24, 25
Celebrate Christmas Cruise is the only cruise in December.

New in 2017!
Santa's Pancakes & Pjs
Start a new tradition with your family this holiday season 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!

Santa will be available for a photo on the Dock following the cruise.

Don’t forget to rock your favorite Christmas Pjs. We encourage children to wear pajamas to this special occasion. Aside from the optional visit to the Top Deck Wheelhouse, this event takes place inside the Showboat Branson Belle. Winter weather is not a factor.
Come early. Activity Stations open one hour prior to cruise time.
Pancakes with Warm Maple Syrup
Sausage & Bacon
Fresh Fruit
Orange Juice, Chocolate Milk, Milk & Coffee

Santa's Pancakes & Pjs Cruise
Saturday and Sundays at 9 am - November 4 - December 23
Sundays at Noon - November 26 - December 17

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

76 Reviews
Gigi M.
1 Review
"Definitely not what I expected"
August, 2017
I was very excited about the experience however I was disappointed with the food and show, for the price you pay your food is very portioned and not to mention the kids meal.....huge disappointment, my 3 girls a 10 yr old a 9 yr old and a 6 yr old all recieved small pack of Apple wedges a serving of Mac and cheese and 2 chicken tenders for 30 plus dollars not to mentioned they were bored not a very kid friendly show they loved the tap dancing boys but we're not very fond of cassandres performance at all. My girls were starving and I had to spend extra money taking them to eat right after. I think for the price they charge the show could be much better and provide more.interaction with the kids. Suggestion maybe kids should get the same food as the adults. Think about the child food portions Is really not worth it in my opinion!!!!!!
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Tip: Really not worth it! Dixie is the best way to go as far food and show!!!!!

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Paul Taylor
San Antonio, TX
6 Reviews
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"Great Time"
July, 2017
Don't miss this. The atmosphere is great. The food is excellent and the show is amazing. The Rhythms were unbelievable and talented. The service on board is really good and made the whole experience even more memorable. Definitely a hit. Again I will say...DON'T MISS THIS
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Brian Mancroni
Fredrick, MD
1 Review
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"Great experience on Showboat Branson Belle"
July, 2017
We were delighted with our first experience on the Showboat Branson Belle. We were surprised with how close we were to the stage and performances which contributed to the fun time that we had. The food and service were excellent! We enjoyed the shows tremendously, and especially appreciated the drummer's (Brian Duvall) interaction not only with us, but also with the audience. He even helped teach a little girl how to play the drums up on the top deck during the break. He was very personable, and we were happy to get to meet him after the show, and hear his story and testimony. All of this made our experience on the Showboat Branson Belle more memorable. We would definitely do this again next time we visit Branson!
Brian and Julie Mancroni
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Tip: Book early for good seats and get there early to enjoy the experience more

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Allen Murfin
1 Review
"Great Show Great Service!"
November, 2016
We were on the Showboat Branson Belle 11/25/2016 seated in row P table 2 our server was Mikayla and she did an outstanding job for us . Her service was exceptional and the information she gave us about our time on the boat was very helpful. She made our visit one that we will long remember. The show was outstanding and I can't remember the last time we laughed so hard! It was a most enjoyable experience and we will be back again next time we are in Branson.
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Tip: Get your tickets early for the best seating choices.

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Ken Lazenby
Plano, TX
2 Reviews
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"Great experience!"
August, 2016
We had a great time, it was a wonderful show, and the food was delicious! The service and show was very organized. Very entertaining.
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Tip: First 2 rows are below stage level, you will be looking up; they leave promptly; no alcohol served

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Kurt Fuqua
Cypress, CA
2 Reviews
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"Fun on the Showboar Branson Belle"
August, 2016
The musical selections and the talent was tremendous. It overly compensated for the iceberg (no nutritional value) should have been romaine salad!
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Tip: Get ready to relax and enjoy!

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Joyce Hollenbach
Brookeville, IN
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
August, 2016
The food was awesome and the shows performed! I do wish there was a little longer intermission to mingle with the passengers outside and take in the views
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Tip: the seating is a little tight but food and show is awesome

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Melanie c.
levelland, TX
1 Review
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"Great show and dinner!"
August, 2016
We had a blast aboard the Branson Belle! The show and food were great and Table Rock lake at night was stunning. One of the most enjoyable nights on our stay. Can't wait to come back!
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
"Pretty good show, and food"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
The food is pretty good, and well presented. The show drags during the first half. The second half is better. The Tap dancers, and Casandra were the best. Overall worth the value, and time. Just not outstanding.
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Steph G
Topeka, Kansas
"Family Reunion"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
This was an amazing show and great for a large family reunion. We were able to all sit together (35+ people). Dinner area is accommodating for children using high chairs. We would love to return next visit.
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Kansas City, Missouri
"Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
The show was very good! Christopher, the Showmen and Rhythm dancers were excellent! We laughed a lot. The dinner was okay. Definitely wouldn't go just for the food. Unfortunately, due to weather, we never left dock.
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Jim B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
"A Great Show on the Water!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
On our first evening in Branson, we went to the Branson Belle Showboat Dinner Cruise. The 400' showboat, which runs on it's working rear paddlewheels, is a gorgeous venue! Boarding with a the usually large number of guests(capacity of 700), is well worth the wait in line. The food in 3 courses, from your choice(pot roast or chicken), was delicious, and the service was the best! It was fun to get to know our personal server who was very attentive. While eating dinner with another couple, there was music and entertainment before the real show began. After meals were completed with a great dessert, guests were given time to leave the auditorium and to explore the beautiful ship, which was built right there of the gorgeous Table Rock Lake. Following the break to clear the dinner dishes, the real show began, hosted by comic magician Christopher James, who was fun and very entertaining. The musical portion of the show of mostly pop and theater music included the very talented Cassandre', with her beautiful voice and the singing of The Showmen...great voices! The dance team of Rhythm was great! The show was a constant stream of entertainment with no dull moments! There is also a country lunch-time cruise and show. This attraction, of course is limited to good weather and is also seasonal, closed for most of January and all of February. The show and dinner are a real treat and should be experienced while in Branson.
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Sherry M
Kilbourne, Louisiana
"Nice but not excellent"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2017 NEW
The food was terrific! The show was good for the most part; didn't like all the singing. The tap dancers were good, but didn't care for so much of it
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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?
The menu for the "Celebrate" and "Country on the Lake" shows are as follows:

- Mixed Garden Salad featuring a Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing and homemade Croutons
- Hot Buttered Dinner Roll
- Slow-cooked Pot Roast with Gravy
- Honey Citrus Chicken
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Buttered Sugar Snap Peas Garnished with Glazed Carrots
- Silver Dollar City's Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream Pie

Country on the Lake
- Mixed Garden Salad featuring a Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing and homemade Croutons
- Hot Buttered Dinner Roll
- Slow Smoked Pulled Pork
- BBQ Chicken
- Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Corn with Sweet Peppers
- Silver Dollar City's Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream Pie

Children's Menu (ages 4-11 and served at both shows)
- Chicken Strips
- Creamy Mac & Cheese
- Apple Slices
- A Dipping Sauce Tray with Ranch, Ketchup, Honey Mustard, and Caramel
- Ice Cream Sundae with Chocolate Syrup and Sprinkles

All meals include Tea, Water & Coffee.

*Menus coincide with the appropriate show regardless of time. If the "Celebrate" show is playing at noon, the "Celebrate" menu will be served at noon. If "Country on the Lake" is showing at noon, the "Country on the Lake" menu will be served at noon. 

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!