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

120 Reviews
Wendy Roche
St Charles, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best show and dinner experience!"
October, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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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Barry Oelerich
Germantown, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
October, 2018 NEW
We had an Amazing time the show was great staff was super
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Tip: It was Amazing

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Tabitha H.
Mt vernon, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show good seats"
September, 2018 NEW
We had a great anniversary get away and decided to go to this show was amazing show and great dinner and very beautiful on the water.
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Reserve Branson Customer
Columbia, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Soft drinks???"
September, 2018
Soft drinks should be included in the ticket price as is tea and water. You should not be FORCED into a $12.00 soda if you do not want water or tea. Doesn't matter if the purchase mentions only water and tea included .. no way you should be forced to buy a $12.00 soft drink in any situation.
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Tip: If you are not drinking tea or water, your choice is $12 dollar soft drink or nothing.

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Laurinda Field
Guthrie, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Show in Branson"
September, 2018
This was a great show. Very entertaining, music was great. Loved the intermission to where you got to go out and view the lake and get some air.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Chaslin M
"A must see show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 23, 2018 NEW
The food was hot and very delicious! Our waitress Olena was very friendly and attentive. The show was so much fun and entertaining. We would definitely love to check out the show boat again our next trip to Branson!
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Kathe D
"Great Show, Good Food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2018 NEW
I really enjoyed this boat show. It was first class. I especially liked the way they did the tribute to all veterans. It gave me chill bumps! This show was a good length and it moved along at an enjoyable pace. The food was good and was a generous portion. After the show we were able to visit with the cast. Everything ran on time. I plan to go ahead in the future.
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AKCRUIZER
Anchorage, Alaska
"Nice show and dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
Had a very nice time on the showboat. Good dinner with a great show. Good for all ages. Very patriotic at the end, like many of the shows in Branson. After all, this is the middle of the bible belt.😊
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Rog74740
Haworth,OK
"Fall Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018 NEW
Did not know what to expect ,but this was an all around great time. Good show, great meal and nice sites of Table Rock lake.
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Venture816328
"Great time on the Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018 NEW
My husband and I took a 3 day trip to Branson and the Branson Belle was our first stop. We had mad reservations for the noon show. Christopher James Was the MC and magician, he did a wonderful job of both. Loved his jokes and performance. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time, what a breath of fresh air! The singers and dancers (loved the tap dancers) were fantastic, I understood all the words and sang along to many of the songs. It brought back so many fond memories. The meal was good and our server was friendly and helpful. The Belle is a classy lady and enjoyed the ride. Highly recommend to anyone to have a great time enjoying professional entertainment.
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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!