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
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"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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bookworm8
Memphis, TN
"Paddlewheel Showboat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2018 NEW
Great dinner show. Lovely setting. The grounds were decorated for Christmas. It was one of my favorite experiences in Branson.
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astineness
"Wonderful Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2018 NEW
I couldn’t have had a better experience on the Showboat! The boat itself is beautiful. The movie “Showboat” is one of my favorite musical films and I felt like I got a ride on the set. Christopher James was a hoot of an MC/Magician/Comedian and all of the TALENTED performers had me laughing, crying and grinning the whole time...not to mention my embarrassing 15min of fame as an audience pick. ;) Hands down as well for the amazing food and delicious desert: our server was gem. Cheers to The Branson Belle Showboat, I hope to ride again soon!
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ILive2ravel
Phoenix
"Boat, show and food on a lake"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018 NEW
This is an old looking paddle wheeler ship. Its nice, clean and accessible to all. They have a variety of shows throughout the year and different cruises themed and not so much. We decided to do pj's with Santa Breakfast. It is a fun thing to do with your young children and grandchildren. I was traveling with my daughter and my 2 grandchildren age 3 and 12. The 3 year old ate it up literally. Loved the breakfast, the crafts, the show. The 12 year old enjoyed it as well, he however is a great positive kid who loves live shows. We enjoyed the the preshow activities as well. The kids both loved getting the free candy and jingle bell. After the show there was an opportunity to visit with Santa. All in all it was a great time with good service, a fun show and decent food. I would say this particular show is geared for the 10 and under set. If in the area again would definitely book another cruise.
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ASHLYN G
"The Amazing Branson Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018 NEW
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Christmas show at the Branson Belle in December 2018! It was mind boggiling and hilarious watching Christopher James do magic tricks! It really tied the show together. lol of the performers and lights and the band did amazing! Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience!
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382helend
Nashville, Tennessee
"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2018 NEW
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at show. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. The performers and musicians did a great job. Very talented dancers and singers. They were energetic and upbeat. The magician comedian, Christopher James, interacted well with the audience and made us laugh. I highly recommend the show.
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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!