Set Sail on the Showboat Branson Belle

Dazzling entertainment, magnificent views of the Ozark Mountains and a mouth-watering three-course menu of American fare — is all part of a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle.

The Queen of the Ozarks celebrates over twenty years of entertainment with a schedule of family-friendly live shows. Discover how to make the most of your showboat experience when you come to Branson!

What to Expect Aboard the Showboat Branson Belle

The largest ship to be built on a land-locked lake in the U.S., the Showboat Branson Belle  cruises the tranquil aquamarine waters of Table Rock Lake. The 700-passenger paddlewheel riverboat, built to recreate the magic of showboats that entertained crowds in the 1800s, offers multiple lunch and dinner cruises throughout the year.

With seating available on all three floors of the ship, guest have the choice of being up-close to the entertainment or have the stage in full view. Guests dine at long tables that face a large main stage, where performers entertain with music, comedy and magic for all ages.

After the three-course feast, guests are given the opportunity to mingle with performers and explore the ship’s lounges, promenades and decks to admire panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape before the main show.

Limited-Engagement Shows

The Showboat Branson Belle’s features a cast of talented performers that deliver an unforgettable two-hour performance. During certain parts of the year, specialty cruises are available for an experience like no other.

Calling all princesses and pirates you're invited to dress up in your swashbuckling best and find adventure aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. On select dates during the summer, meet our very own belles of the ball and jolly first mates, dozens of fairy princesses and pirates, during this enchanted hour and a half experience filled with fun, including photos, hugs and high-fives. Learn more about the Princess & Pirate Cruise here.

For one week only in late summer, the best-known Southern Gospel groups will be on the Showboat Branson Belle stage. Make sure to check the line-up so that you don’t miss your favorite artists!

Looking for a way to celebrate the holidays? With Santa’s Pancakes & PJs Cruises, Christmas Cruises, and New Year’s Eve Cruise, the whole family will enjoy the most wonderful time of the year on Table Rock Lake.

History of the Ship

The Showboat Branson Belle was launched in 1995 from the shipyard at White River Landing, located on the 800-mile shoreline of Table Rock Lake. Two tons of biodegradable bananas were used to aid the ship’s launch, instead of standard lubricants, to minimize harm to the environment.

The 278-foot vessel (nearly the size of a football field) weighs 2.5 million pounds and propels through water using two giant rear paddlewheels. The solid-maple captain’s wheel was restored from a ship that operated between 1928 and 1952.

Depending on the time of year, there are plenty of other lake adventures to experience. To see outdoor fun in Branson, click here!

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