I'm thinking of visiting some uninhabited Scottish islands just for some "wilderness hiking". Particularly attractive to me are those islands which don't have regular transport routes to and from them (for a wilderness in its purest sense), but on the flipside, I need to think about how I can get to such places!
I had the idea to take an inflatable dinghy and paddle across various straits in order to reach such islands. The idea of an inflatable dinghy is that it's (a) quite cheap, (b) quite easy to transport. However I don't have a lot of experience with them, and particularly, how far I can travel in them.
For example, the island of "Wiay, Skye" (not to be confused with the nearby "Wiay, Uist") is an uninhabited island off the coast of Skye. According to Google Maps it is only around 0.7 miles off the coast of Skye, although Wikipedia has it at 0.87 miles. As one commenter mentions below (thanks again), the waters around Scotland are typically quite rough, and so I couldn't guarantee perfectly still conditions. Is this a distance which it's feasible to travel in an inflatable dinghy? What is about the maximum distance which one should consider to travel in this way? What preparations should I make in order to travel such a distance?