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

97 Reviews
Renee Whitehead
San Antonio, TX
8 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Experience!"
July, 2018 NEW
Dinner was delicious and the show was wonderful.
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Tip: Can't take pictures during the show.

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Amy B.
Fairbanks, AK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Highly recommend!"
July, 2018 NEW
This was one of our favorite attractions! They started loading on time and it was quick, the boat is beautiful, ALL entertainment was the best we saw in Branson and the food and service was spectacular. I can’t say enough good things. If you’re only going to one show, pick the Branson Belle - you won’t be disappointed.
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Tip: You may need to pick your tickets up before you sail, read your purchase carefully. We had a large group - about 25 who all purchased tickets separately and luckily we were seated at 4 tables all near each other. We purchased general admission and you sit on the floor level with the stage. We loved being so close.

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Brian Whitacre
Olathe, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun experience"
June, 2018 NEW
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The food was great, the show and artists in the show were outstanding. The time given for the cruise, dinner and the show is a good value for the price.
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Tip: Be prepared to enjoy the crisp lake air if you wish to wander outside during the cruise

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Kayla Spanier
Jonesboro, AR
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Worth it!!"
June, 2018 NEW
My Grandmother and I really loved the showboat! It was very entertaining! The food was delicious, and the servers were very polite. My grandmother gets “sea sick” on small boats and big boats like this, but she didnt this time! It was definitely worth the money!!
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Tip: Get there early so you have a chance to look at all the gift shops. Also don’t eat a big lunch/breakfast before you come.

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Brandywine Germany
Wichita, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Travel experience"
June, 2018 NEW
My experience on the Showboat was great the show was great. The food was okay need more to choose from.
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Tip: Fabulous show

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Wilfred Stevens
Fort Wayne, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"it was great"
June, 2018
My wife and I have a hard time getting around but everthing went well great stay at the hotel. The boat ride and meal also was good. Really enjoyed.
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Tip: does the hotel have a elevater ?

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Norma Niemeier
Liberty, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
May, 2018
The food was not good
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Latrice Fowlkes
Tulsa, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Entertainment on water"
May, 2018
My girls & I had a wonderful time on the Showboat. It was our first time and it did not disappoint. Wonderful music and meal.
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Tip: The ride is so smooth, won't even know your on water.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Orlando, Florida
"A must see with your family in Branson!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
We spent a little more and got tickets to their “captains row” on the second floor with the BEST seats and view on the boat. Worth every penny if you ask me! They give the captains row guests a better menu with a choice of steak, chicken, pork chop or fish. We had the chicken and pork chop. Both yummy and better then expected. They also had a choice of deserts which were great! Good food and good service with a fun family friendly show. What a nice way to spend 2 hours in Branson. Fun town
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Julie S
"Mom and son"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
My son wanted to go- the show was great- the food was yummy! He enjoyed getting to walk around outside the ship! The comedian was very funny! Great for teens and up that like music!
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Dothan, Alabama
"Branson vaca"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
The Belle was a fun adventure. The staff was very accommodating. My grandson was called up on the stage with the MC/ magician so you know I loved that part. All the entertainment was very good. The food was delish and served in a very timely manner. The only thing I would change would be a longer intermission. I like to enjoy the outside of a boat. But after going to ladies room and shopping a little there was very little time to get back in to enjoy the rest of entertainment. But still a great adventure.
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Red Oak, Iowa
"Second time and still a rewarding experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
Elected to share the Belle experience with our guests and was once again delighted with the experience. Elected to go on a night cruise, ends pretty late if you have youngsters. Felt it was still a great value for the money because you have a quality meal, entertainment, and the river experience. The show epitomizes Branson's core values: Music, Country, God, and family fun. Enjoyed the singers, dancers, and the mc/magician. There's also time built in to enjoy the cruise experience.
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Julie B
Bloomington, Indiana
"Fantastic show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2018 NEW
This show was awesome! Lively, outstanding performers, very funny and entertaining. The dancers were astonishingly good, adding percussion and athleticism to songs you would not normally associate with tap dancing. Singers were outstandingl. Great choice of songs. Waitstaff were great, and the MC/magician/pickpocket was a hoot. It was fun being on a boat on a beautiful lake.
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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!