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

119 Reviews
Carolyn Clayton
Manchester, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Showboat"
October, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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 NEW
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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Barry Oelerich
Germantown, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Vacation"
October, 2018 NEW
We had an Amazing time the show was great staff was super
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Tip: It was Amazing

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Tabitha H.
Mt vernon, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great show good seats"
September, 2018 NEW
We had a great anniversary get away and decided to go to this show was amazing show and great dinner and very beautiful on the water.
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Reserve Branson Customer
Columbia, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Soft drinks???"
September, 2018 NEW
Soft drinks should be included in the ticket price as is tea and water. You should not be FORCED into a $12.00 soda if you do not want water or tea. Doesn't matter if the purchase mentions only water and tea included .. no way you should be forced to buy a $12.00 soft drink in any situation.
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Tip: If you are not drinking tea or water, your choice is $12 dollar soft drink or nothing.

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Laurinda Field
Guthrie, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Show in Branson"
September, 2018
This was a great show. Very entertaining, music was great. Loved the intermission to where you got to go out and view the lake and get some air.
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twila calhoun
DOTHAN, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"great time on the Branson Belle"
September, 2018
We have never visited Branson in our 41 years of marriage.. So we decided to travel a few days. Had reservations for Branson Belle on Sunday after arrival in Big Cedar Lodge. We had no issues arriving, plenty of signs leading the way and the grounds were beautiful . After finding our seats the waitress immediately offered us water, etc and told us what was the itenery. The music during the meal, the meal and the show were all great! This was very relaxing and we would definitely recommend it to friends and family! Everyone was pleasant and smiling! Great start to our week vacation.
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Tip: not to eat anything before going..meal is great!

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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butterfly53
Winsted, Connecticut
"Good Entertainment but food so-so"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
Had to wait outside in the sun to board and boarding took forever. It is a long walk from the boarding area to where you actually get seated for dinner. We were in the very last row, but could still see the show well. Our waiter was bored with being there and not very friendly. The food was just OK, nothing to write home about, for sure. I ordered water but the ice was NASTY tasting. So, I ordered the water without ice but it was warm, yukky. The people around us were fun and added to the enjoyment. The show was great. The emcee who was also a magician was funny and entertaining. The singers and musicians were very good. Don't take this boat tour to see the landscape, they give you about 15 minutes to go out on the decks and you see a few sights on a very small portion of the lake.
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lcainsccc
Sun City Center, Florida
"Showboat Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
Would not recommend this during October to December - Nothing but groups on buses and u take a back seat to them - seats were terrible and u felt rushed and when u got there had to wait for the groups to board - seats were terrible and waitress didn’t help u find your seats - - Fed u rather quickly - the person in charge last night could care less, if u would rather have a coke, u have to purchase a $13 solvenire cup with unlimited refills what a crock - couldn’t wait to get off boat - didn’t care about seeing show - would not go back -
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Tour548560
"Great Show, Good Food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2018 NEW
Professional performers and a very funny MC. They food was very good. Although the weather was cold we could still enjoy the view through the large windows on each deck. All seats provide a good view of the stage. An entertaining afternoon.
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glmeschke
Owatonna, Minnesota
"Showboat Branson Belle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018 NEW
While in Branson we purchased tickets for the Showboat Branson Belle.It was an excellent experience. The meal was very good and servers were great!! The show was excellent, would compare it with any of the top Brsnson shows.Great entertainment & Mike Bliss, magician/comedian was so very funny & entertaining. Highly recommend this show
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lisa w
Copperas Cove, Texas
"Dinner / entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018 NEW
Dinner and entertainment on the boat! What a treat! Due to weather (rain) the boat depart later but our entertainment started on time. Dinner was good . The magic, dancing and singing . Very good show and our pictures were so nice and they gave us military discount. They honor the military. Great boat show and I will do it again next time we visit !
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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!