We had to tender in Juneau. We arrived a little after 1:00 pm. You had to get a tender ticket to get off. They tendered people with scheduled shore excursions first. By the time our tender number was called it was 3:40 pm. There really wasn't anything we wanted to do there as we had been to Juneau before, so we opted to stay on board. People were still just boarding tenders at 4:00 pm. I'm not sure why it was taking so long.
The only ship excursion we took was the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan. The show was very good and worth the price of the $35.00 ticket.