Forgive me for this, but I'm prone to ranting, even about stuff that isn't meant to be taken seriously, I can't help it. So take this comment with a bucketful of salt.
Except that all these Link's mode of transport was reasonable.
First off, SS. How the hell else is Link meant to get to the other floating islands on foot or HORSE? By pegasus since it's a flying horse? *tut tut tut*
WW/PH, is he meant to swim to all the islands without drowning or getting eaten by sharks and attacked by other sea creatures? With a boat, he can avoid death by sea, even have better chances of surviving sea storms.
And last but the opposite of least, ST - Yes he can travel around new Hyrule mostly on foot or horse (if he had one), but what about the ocean land? ST Link cannot swim, so drowning is a definite, but also pirate attacks are too common EVERYWHERE. There's NO WAY ST Link can survive with their cannons shooting at him, or the possibility of sea creature attacks, and how's he meant to reach the marine temple's entrance without drowning? No zoras in his timeline, so there is no zora tunic
Past hero douchebag Link's common sense makes me feel in a way that I can ONLY describe as: