Showboat Branson Belle is a riverboat—more specifically, a showboat—on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. The lake is landlocked by the Table Rock Dam on one side and the Beaver Lake Dam on the other side. Being a showboat, she hosts lunch and dinner shows throughout the year.
Themed after the majestic showboats of the 1800s, the Showboat Branson Belle is one of the top things to do and takes guests on a two-hour cruise across the waters of Table Rock Lake. As you stroll the ship’s four decks, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the lush Ozark Mountains — beautiful at any time of the year.
Before and after your cruise, you can enjoy the scenery and shopping at the ship’s dock, White River Landing.
Your Showboat Branson Belle experience includes live entertainment reminiscent of Those Grand Old Showboatin’ Days of the late 1800s.
This season we’re setting sail with a dazzling variety show featuring talented singers, dancers and a live band performing hits from the 1960s to today.
Join us as we embark on this adventure of comedy, magic, dancing and great live music!
General Seating passengers are served the Showboat‘s signature meal featuring pot roast, chicken, salad, vegetables and a dessert. Or, you can upgrade your ticket to the Captain’s Club and choose your own meal from a menu of crowd favorites.
Allergen-free, vegan and vegetarian meal options are available upon request.
Construction and Launch
The boat attraction was constructed at its port at White River Landing and was launched on August 12, 1994. The boat was launched into Table Rock Lake at a speed of 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) on launching rails lubricated with two tons of bananas. The bananas were used for lubrication because they were biodegradable and would not have polluted Table Rock Lake as would have grease. The boat is claimed by its owner to be the largest ship on a landlocked lake in the United States.