Visitor numbers at locations throughout the Western Isles are up by between 25 and 40% on the same time last year, according to VisitScotland.
The tourism body said the Scottish government's road equivalent tariff (RET) scheme, which offers lower ferry fares, has been a factor.
VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said a decision on RET's future was imminent and urged its continuation.
The scheme was launched on Western Isles routes in 2008.
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