Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, MO

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

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.

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. Tickets available now for 2018.

Special Themed Cruises
The Showboat Branson Belle also offers themed adventures throughout the year. Tickets on sale soon.

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.

NEW FOR Fall: The Great Pumpkin Hunt, an all-new specialty cruise featuring fun activities for the little ones in your life.This limited-time engagement departs at 9 a.m. every Saturday morning in October 2018.

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

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
Verified Traveler
"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
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"Showboat"
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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Chassity S
Mississippi
"Dinner Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2018 NEW
Not a bad show. A little over-priced, entertainment was so-so, need more music and dancers, food is good, but nothing eloborate. Be prepared to be seated in rows and rub elbows with your neighbor. Definately a tourist trap.
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Katybreed
Yukon, Oklahoma
"Fun but could be better..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
The entertainment was great but the food was not. I understand that it is hard to please that many people with the same meal so it was a little bland but I did not enjoy it. Also the desert I was given was still frozen. Walking around the boat was fun but seemed to last too long. I did really enjoy the guys dancing it was very fun! Overall I had a good time but there’s lots of room for improvement.
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donniem998
Raymore, Missouri
"Entertainment on the Branson Showboat"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2018 NEW
The four of us enjoyed the entertainment on the Showboat Branson Belle! The young people really put on a show; the tap dancers, singers, magician, and the band were all great. It was a comfortable ride on the Showboat and time went by fast!
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melaniesallee40
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
"Christmas vacation "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2018 NEW
It was AMAZING! Went with the whole family & grandkids! We all laughed so hard the host of the show gets the audience evolved! Every time we come here ..its always a favorite for EVERYONE! The food & service is AMAZING also.
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Shane S
Seguin, Texas
"Very entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2018 NEW
Great show! Loved the entire show...parts you didn’t expect to be a show! Comedian and entertainers were top notch. Food was good, but that was not why we selected this event. The boat ride was nice and my wife and I enjoyed the front deck around the lake. This was our least day of the vacation and it was a great way to end 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:

Celebrate
- 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!