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“Glad we went!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Main Street Lake Cruises

Main Street Lake Cruises
7 North Boardwalk, Branson, MO 65616
877-382-6287
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Owner description: This is a sunset dinner cruise on Lake Taneycomo. We had a very nice dinner and a lovely sunset boat ride.
Louisville, Kentucky
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“Glad we went!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We took the scenic tour. My child (9) was bored after 5 minutes, but my husband & I found it interesting & relaxing. The captain shared some info about sites & told corny jokes..ha. if you haven't ridden on one before, you should go for the experience.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

We took the sightseeing tour on the paddle boat. It was a blast. We saw bald eagles and our guide was very friendly. The kids got to drive the boat a tad. It was great for the price. I would recommend!

Visited June 2013
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St. Louis
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“Overall....Boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Took the sunset paddleboat cruise. Worst part was the captain; extremely awkward, knew very little for being a captain, and delivered such lines as "Over there you can see a kids camp where they do really fun stuff. It's really a great camp." The view was "okay" (some cliffs and cool houses), alcohol was reasonable, but it felt more like a river than a lake. Not at all worth the money, I recommend a cruise on Table Rock.

Visited June 2013
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grenille
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“Very pleasant cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We really wanted to take a lake cruise, but didn't want the tourism of the ducks or the price of the Showboat. That left only one option that we could find -- the Main Street Lake Cruises.

The strange thing is, we have been to Branson several times and we never heard of this attraction! They don't advertise anywhere, no one ever mentioned it to us. In Branson, it is very, very odd not to advertise. The only reason we found them is that we were looking on the internet for a lake cruise and they popped up.

The other strange thing is that they are hiding behind some other buildings. God help you try to find this place!!! There are no signs, there is no street that passes in front of it. We drove around for 30 minutes trying to find it. Eventually, we had to call them. They told us that we should park in the Belk parking lot and then walk behind the building. Would it kill you people to put up some signage? Sheesh!

Anyway, for the cruise itself... very nice and peaceful. The boat is lovely and immaculately maintained. We were on the Lake Queen, not the more modern larger boat, whatever it's called. The lake is a bit boring, as it is a dammed river, so it's not as picturesque as the larger and more striking Table Rock. However, it was really charming and peaceful. Our whole group enjoyed. it. The bottom line is that this is the only option for cruising on the lake, and it's a pretty good one. But for crying out loud, how about an advertisement and a damn sign!?!

Visited May 2013
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Hewitt, Texas
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“Serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our 1.5 hours of peaceful sailing on Lake Taneycomo was an enjoyable experience. Captain Jim with his funny and informative commentary, made our morning cruise very entertaining and interesting. He even allowed my husband (and others) to don a captain's hat and take their turn at steering the vessel, which made for a great photo-op! The scenery, homes and wildlife on the lake were beautiful and interesting to watch. . .especially the eagle and its nest! Lovely and well worth the money.

Visited May 2013
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