Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, MO

Showboat Branson Belle4800 W. Hwy 165Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

On this majestic showboat cruise over Table Rock Lake, experience an unforgettable two-hour boat ride filled with entertainment for guests of all ages. Themed after stunning showboats of the 1800s, the dinner attraction offers passengers a freshly prepared three-course meal and lively shows 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.
  • 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.

Description

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!

Join the Showboat’s master of ceremonies as he presents the newest sensation in live stage performance. The power of music from the 60s, 70s & 80s starring a talented troupe of singers, alongside our featured 4-piece band. And, relive great soundtrack movie moments for a throwback journey to the days of Risky Business, Titanic and even The GhostBusters. Plus, the must-see spectacle of rhythm and footwork from the Showboat’s Deckhands, incredible dancers presenting their own brand of nautical percussion.

Special Themed Cruises
The Showboat Branson Belle also offers themed adventures throughout the year.

Princess and Pirates Cruises (Summer)
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 (Nov-Dec)
Start a new tradition with your family in November and December 2018 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!

Please note: Santa Pancakes and PJs Cruise set sails every Saturday and Sunday morning from November 10 through December 23.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

124 Reviews
Roger Sharp
Broken Arrow , OK
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"New show and talent are amazing."
December, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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
"Ludwigs"
November, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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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Wendy Roche
St Charles, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best show and dinner experience!"
October, 2018
This was so much fun!! Great seats, Tommy our waiter was outstanding! The show was incredible of comedy and entertainment and getting audience involved. I have not laughed that hard in so long it felt great. My mom and I really enjoyed it. Taking a little break to wander on the boat and look at the beautiful Table Rock Lake and the even had some entertainment on the top deck. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was fantastic!! Thank you!!
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Carolyn Clayton
Manchester, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Showboat"
October, 2018
Great show and meal. Talented performers, with an exceptional MC. We did not sail due to bad weather but still a worthy stop.
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RJ Smith
Topeka, KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Showboat"
October, 2018
We had a wonderful time and the food was awesome! We also enjoyed being able to wonder about the ship and see the lake. Service was wonderful.
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Tip: Come early

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Carole Shively
Lawrenceville, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun on the Branson Belle"
October, 2018
Best use of our travel money. A very tasty lunch, great variety show, and time to visit Capt. Bob and tour the ship. Don;'t miss this attraction. There is a shopping opportunity too!
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Tip: The entree at lunch was chicken and pot roast, and they were very good, but they were served on the same plate. My husband does not eat pot roast, so we had to scrape it off the plate.

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darleneanderson2
Nashville, Tennessee
"fun attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
This was my first visit. Different seating arrangement as we sat on a long bench and were elbow to elbow (definitely limited space). Food was good and show was great. You do not order from menu. One meal for all.
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Vicki S
Pharr
"Always a fun attraction."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
Just visited in November I’ve been several times.The food and show never disappoint. The show was lively and entertaining and the food was good as usual.
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coonchristina
"Amazing, amazing show!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
This was my first visit and was my last stop on my vacation. It was well worth it. Food was great, show was excellent. I couldn't have asked for anything better!!
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DEBH49749
Indian River, Michigan
"Cramped seating"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2018 NEW
Sorry, but I detest having to touch elbows with other diners..I know space is limited but we had less space then on an airplane .. all staff excellent..felt sorry for wait staff trying to maneuver between rows of tables..food okay...roast beef and mashed potatoes were enjoyed by our entire group..green beans tasted frozen and chicken was rubbery...entertainment good..enjoyed the singing and dancing..comedian not so much..boat could use a little TLC..okay for a one time thing ..probably won't return
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jdh1984
Sullivan, Indiana
"Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018 NEW
Just left noon showboat performance and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience! The meal was well prepared, servers quick to get it to the table and very attentive. The show was very enjoyable for any age in the audience. I would highly recommend!
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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!