HomeBlogs Maitara Island When viewed from Ternate, the small, bushy volcanic cone of Maitara
rises out of the sea just in front of Tidore. The island has some of
the most accessible white sand beaches and snorkelling spots (often
LOTS of inquisitive reef sharks!) around Ternate and Tidore, and makes
for a great outing. Although it belongs to Tidore and is closest to the
Tidorese port of Rum, Maitara is just as easily accessible by public
boats from Bastiong harbour on Ternate.