Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, MO

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


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!

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

89 Reviews
Garrett R.
South Hutchinson, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
May, 2018 NEW
I definitely recommend booking tickets to the Showboat if you go to Branson. Really cool experience. Very fun and entertaining and the food was pretty good. It is definitely worth the money.
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Thain Dikkers
Owatonna, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Show - Great Meal - Great way to spend a few hours!"
May, 2018 NEW
This is a Great Way to Spend a few hours on Table Rock Lake enjoying the scenery, a fine show and a super meal. You will not be disappointed!
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Tip: There is a lot of walking getting to and from the Showboat. There may be shuttles to get from the parking lot to the Dock but we did not see any.

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Kevin BELL
Wichita, KS
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Best Retirement Party"
April, 2018 NEW
We went to the Branson Belle dinner show as part of my retirement celebration. Even though my wife choked on a piece of chicken and MSGT. Matthew Sims had to perform the Heimlich maneuver to save her lfe and I didn't get to finish dinner, we had the best time ever.
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Tip: Branson is a very Christian and Veteran oriented town.

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LeAnn Kluender
Bricelyn, MN
6 Reviews
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"Great time"
April, 2018
We have seen the Showboat over several years. This was the best one ever. Enjoyed the meal and show
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Reserve Branson Customer
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Had a great time!"
April, 2018
The boat was awesome, staff was friendly. Our waiter, David was amazing, show kept us ans an 11 & 9 year old entertained which is awesome in itself! We will be back.
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Tip: David our waiter was amazing and getting to go see th captain and talk to him was very cool. The kids loved that.

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julie hall
Park Hills, MO
2 Reviews
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"Great getaway!!"
April, 2018
We had the best time on the Branson Belle the entertainment was awesome the food was good we just had an overall great experience thanks so much
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Randal Hemmerlin
Rosemount, MN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Both the meal and show were great!"
April, 2018
We have been to riverboat shows the past and often the meals are buffet style and pretty ordinary. Not here! The food and service were excellent. I couldn't eat everything on my plate because I was full! It was easy to make new friends at the dinner tables as well. The show was entertaining and we would recommend this as a place to go to for entertainment and food. Easy to get to as well.
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Tip: Bring your appetite!

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Shawn Mizner
Kearney, NE
1 Review
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"Great Time!"
March, 2018
Make sure to take time for this experience. Great show, great food, great venue, and top notch service!
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Tip: Dress comfortably, and check the weather, bring a jacket

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Moberly, Missouri
"Christopher James is an incredibly talented magician and MC."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2018 NEW
My husband and I have gone on the Showboat Branson Belle at least 5 times now and enjoy the entertainment a lot. Host Christopher James is by far the best part of this show with magic and comedy that surpasses everything else we've seen. He ad libs a lot and we would like to see more of magic and comedy. The music is very good, the dancing is excellent but a little too jumpy for me. The directors would benefit from watching more of the older dancers like Danny Kaye and Fred Astaire when planning the choreography. We highly recommend the Branson Belle and hope to see more of Chris James.
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"Make sure you add this show to your must see shows"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
We have seen at least four shows on the Branson Belle over the past 10 years or so. The show that we seen last week was by far the best they have ever done. In my opinion the show was better than The Million Dollar Quartet or even Six. We have seen Six numerous times and rank them as a must see also. We will be back to Branson in October and if they have the same show on the Belle, we will see it again. Oh yea, the food is not too bad either, the staff is really friendly. Great winning combination.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
"Overall a wonderful way to have a meal & show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
We went on a Sunday afternoon at the 4pm show. It was our first time. There is quite a walk down to the boat so keep that in mind. There are handicap accessible ramps. BB was well worth paying the captain’s club and have better seating and meal options. The steak, pork chop and chicken was all very good. The servers were nice and attentive. It would have been nice if they offered a cash bar on board though. The show was good, less dramatic, less special effects, etc. but having a show with great meal was quite nice. We enjoyed the intermission time to get out and enjoy the lake and boat too. The show itself featured some illusions with a bit corny humor, but then singing from all sorts of genres. Some dancing too. The performers are quite talented.
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"Amazing trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
We had an amazing time on the showboat. We attended on our last night in Branson and it was our favorite.
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
"Branson Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
We saw a lot of shows in Branson and this was by far the best variety, and most all around enjoyment. I was amazed by the talent of the singer's and the dancers. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard, and I loved that the humor was completely family friendly. Kudos to Christopher James for MCing a FABULOUS show. The dinner and service was also great. Will definitely come again.
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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
  • Buttered Sugar Snap Peas with Glazed Carrots
  • 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!