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

86 Reviews
LeAnn Kluender
Bricelyn, MN
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
April, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"Great getaway!!"
April, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"Great Time!"
March, 2018 NEW
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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Sandra Waggoner
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
March, 2018 NEW
Really good time watching the show. Awesome entertainment. Everything seemed very clean and the ship was beautiful. The food was really not very good at all. I did not eat anything but the salad. I expected a Better meal for the price we paid per ticket. There were four of us in our group. Overall experience was awesome because of the marvelous entertainment.
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Karri D.
Allen, TX
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Excellent Time!"
March, 2018 NEW
This was a cool paddle boat and great show. The host was funny and talented. The performers were excellent! We enjoyed the food and show. My husband was brought up on stage to help with an act. It was cute. The only negative was that only water, coffee, or tea was served with dinner. You have to pay for a $12 cup to get a soda. That was disappointing.
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Tip: Reserve Branson got us GREAT seats to all our events.

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Roger Sharp
Broken Arrow , OK
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Showboat Branson Belle Never Disappoints"
February, 2018
Wonderful show and good food. The talent is as good as any other show in Branson and the comedian/magician was awesome.
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Richard M
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
Did not sail, remained at dock because the crew did not have the skillset to handle the boat in a breeze (other boats were on the lake). Food was mediocre at best, the dinner rolls were hard and cold like right out of a box. The show was filled with commercials for books, dvds, and autograph opportunities. Our meal was interrupted by people trying to sell us things ($40 photo, souvenir mugs). Entertainment was second tier quality, the lead was a singer who made it to the semi finals of American Idol.
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Jacob R
"Christopher James"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
I Like this Magic/Jokes guy named Christopher James and he is the host and he was so funny I kept knocking my head on the table because it was so funny!
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Patty C
"Prefect riverboat cruise with great food and show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
We really enjoyed the show and food. Great place to spend a evening. Great place to celebrate birthday's and anniversary's
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Branson, Missouri
"What a Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
The food (tender tender roast beef, chicken, veggies,garlic mashed potatoes, roll, salad, and dessert) was so very very good! The variety show was amazing! Going to the top deck outside was beautiful! It was such a great show and we had an awesome experience! Highly recommend this show!
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Barb H
Springfield, Missouri
"Showboat Branson Belle - Best Branson Attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
Regarding the 2018 Season of The Branson Belle Showboat: On a scale of 1 to's a 100! Definitely GO! This attraction has everything: Live music, comedy/magic, meal, and a ride on the showboat! Friendly, helpful employees in ALL titles/positions. Including our server Taylor Farson! Food was all prepared fresh on-site...and totally yummy! Good portions; filling. Sound system was top of the line and so was the sound engineer. Fantastic mix and levels. Talent Amazing vocals and HARMONIES; all the dancers and never lost their breath when singing (what?????) You won't find better, singer, dancers performances anywhere! There is a live band on stage with the performers. All top one better!!! I mentioned the HARMONIES, right? And the choreography was performed with skilled perfection. All genres of music that will be enjoyed by the whole family. The comedy/magic segment performed by Christopher James (who also served as host for the whole show) was belly laugh funny with jaw dropping illusions. I gave this segment a standing ovation! The whole show is WOW! The place was FULL of bus tours of high school students from all over...they went CRAZY with applause and whistles. Definitely an all ages show!!!! And...clean bathrooms! A tremendous feel-good attraction. Go early and stroll the walking paths. Check out the gift shop and snack shop before boarding. There is also a gift shop on the showboat. I encourage you to get tickets to a cruise before dark so you can stroll the top of boat and witnesses the beauty of the Ozarks. There is plenty of time on the cruise to stroll the decks and not miss any entertainment. Definitely handicapped accessible all over the grounds and on the showboat with ramps and elevator inside the showboat. Thank you to The Branson Belle Showboat for a wonderful little get away this evening!
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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!