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Chris Krolow

In HGTV’s Island Hunters , Chris Krolow helps people find their exotic dream property - their own private island.
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About the Show

It's House Hunters ... with a tropical twist! Follow some lucky buyers who aren't just looking for a house, they're looking the ultimate getaway — their own private island! Follow families as they tour three separate islands, complete with vacation homes and gorgeous beachfronts. Then see which beautiful tropical island escape they choose!
Season 1, Episode 10

The Hunt for a New Home on North Carolina's Crystal Coast

Father and daughter, Bill and Emily, are looking to sell the family farm and move to North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Joined by island expert Chris Krolow, they will tour the quant, charming islands along the Intracoastal Waterway in the search for a new island home.

Wednesday
Dec 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Searching for a Warm Weather Getaway in the Florida Keys

Wisconsin natives Bob and Jeanne love the simple life in the Florida Keys. They want to find a private island to escape the freezing Wisconsin winters. Private island specialist Chris Krolow will show them three islands to try and find their dream getaway.

Sunday
May 31
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Looking for a Secluded Getaway in Georgia

Newlyweds Rachel and Jeff live in Boston Massachusetts, but are dreaming of an anniversary vacation down on the Georgian coast. With a noisy apartment and hectic schedules at home, the quiet secluded promise of island living sounds intriguing to the couple. Island Agent Louisa Baumander will help them wade through the Georgian marshland to find a private island vacation that fits their budget and their desire for privacy.

Friday
Jun 26
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 14

Aerial Tours of Australia's Whitsunday Islands

Mat and Donna, an Australian couple who own their own exotic car dealership, have enjoyed taking family vacations in the Whitsunday Island Chain for years. They've saved up and are now ready to buy their own multi-million dollar home on one of these breathtaking islands. Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc. has brought out a helicopter and will race across the region in the hunt for the couple's perfect vacation home.

Friday
Jun 26
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Looking for a Vacation Rental Island in Upstate New York

Party animals Marc and Hyleri have been happily married for four years, but have seven marriage and seven children between them. They are on the hunt for a unique weeklong vacation to reunite their extended family and think that a rental in the Thousands Island region of Upstate New York would be perfect. Adam McKie of Private Islands, Inc. will join the couple as they search for their dream vacation island.

Monday
Jun 29
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Searching for a deserted island in Fiji.

Now that they've sold their successful chain of retirement communities, Larry and Luba are taking the time to enjoy the good life. They've decided that an island in Fiji would be the perfect home base for their upcoming adventures. And they don't want to be tied to the resort communities so they've set their sites on the undeveloped islands in Northern Fiji near the remote town of Labasa. With a budget of $3-5 Million dollars, they've tasked Chris Krolow with finding them an island paradise.

Monday
Oct 19
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 9

Looking for a Secluded Getaway in Georgia

Newlyweds Rachel and Jeff live in Boston Massachusetts, but are dreaming of an anniversary vacation down on the Georgian coast. With a noisy apartment and hectic schedules at home, the quiet secluded promise of island living sounds intriguing to the couple. Island Agent Louisa Baumander will help them wade through the Georgian marshland to find a private island vacation that fits their budget and their desire for privacy.

Friday
Nov 27
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Searching for a Warm Weather Getaway in the Florida Keys

Wisconsin natives Bob and Jeanne love the simple life in the Florida Keys. They want to find a private island to escape the freezing Wisconsin winters. Private island specialist Chris Krolow will show them three islands to try and find their dream getaway.

Monday
Nov 30
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 20

The British are Coming… to the Islands of Lake Nipissing

UK resident Max wants to buy his own private island but his searches in the United Kingdom have proven fruitless. Having received a tip that islands are more plentiful and affordable in Canada, Max has flown to Toronto with his best friend Jaffe to meet Island Expert Chris Krolow. Chris knows a thing or two about the island market in Ontario, Canada has set up three island tours, one of which may be the vacation island of Max's dreams.

Sunday
Dec 13
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 12

Looking for a Vacation Rental Island in Upstate New York

Party animals Marc and Hyleri have been happily married for four years, but have seven marriage and seven children between them. They are on the hunt for a unique weeklong vacation to reunite their extended family and think that a rental in the Thousands Island region of Upstate New York would be perfect. Adam McKie of Private Islands, Inc. will join the couple as they search for their dream vacation island.

Friday
Mar 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

Looking for the Perfect Sunset on the Muskoka Lakes

Best friends Jason and Mike have vacationed in the Muskoka Lakes region of Toronto, Canada for years and have decided that its finally time they invest in their own private island in the area. Enlisting the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow, the search is on for an island that features seclusion AND perfect western facing views.

Friday
Mar 11
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 8

A Voyage Through the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia

Seattle native Duane has decided to relocate to Chile to pursue his dream of living in the beautiful mountainous fjords of Chilean Patagonia. In order to promote his passion for the region, and make a living, he's looking to invest in one of the huge islands in the region and has asked local Barbara to partner up. Now with a purchase budget of $10 Million dollars, and the assistance of Island Expert Chris Krolow, he will traverse the majestic lakes and protected Pacific harbors of this South American nation to look for the perfect private island.

Monday
Jul 11
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Shopping for an Island Home in the Florida Keys

Real Estate Developer Avi is in love with the warm climate and clear waters of the Florida Keys and wants to purchase a new family home on one of its many islands. With daughter Eli and island expert Chris Krolow in tow, he tours three beautiful islands compounds located near Marathon, Florida and hope to find his dream home in the island chain nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

Friday
Sep 2
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Hunting for a luxurious island in the South Pacific

College sweethearts Bryan & Carlee have been married for fourteen years. As owners of their own luxury pool cleaning business, they're looking to get away before the busy summer season. With the assistance of Adam McKie of Private Islands Inc, they'll be turning their dream of a week in Bora Bora into a reality.

Friday
Feb 17
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 5

Looking for the Perfect Honeymoon in Belize

Toronto natives Pamela and Paul have finally decided to tie the knot and want to elope in one of the most beautiful places in the world: Belize. They've turn to Adam McKie of Private Islands Inc to find an island resort that will host both their nuptials and honeymoon vacation.

Friday
Feb 17
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

The Search for an Eco Resort in Nicaragua

Brits Peter and Nicki vacationed in Nicaragua and have since fallen in love with the Latin American nation. They're now looking to live there full time and run their own eco-resort on one of the volcanic islands in Lake Nicaragua. Island Expert Chris Krolow joins them as they tour the islands of the Lake to find the perfect resort.

Friday
Feb 17
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 8

A Voyage Through the Fjords of Chilean Patagonia

Seattle native Duane has decided to relocate to Chile to pursue his dream of living in the beautiful mountainous fjords of Chilean Patagonia. In order to promote his passion for the region, and make a living, he's looking to invest in one of the huge islands in the region and has asked local Barbara to partner up. Now with a purchase budget of $10 Million dollars, and the assistance of Island Expert Chris Krolow, he will traverse the majestic lakes and protected Pacific harbors of this South American nation to look for the perfect private island.

Friday
Feb 17
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

A Salty Proposition in Panama

After meeting at an engineering college in the Netherlands, Sid and Reinoud decided to go into business and create a scalable water desalination system to sell to the world. In order to demonstrate the capabilities of their system, the Dutch duo have raised $7 million from investors and are looking to purchase a private island that can serve as a showcase for the system and house a boutique resort. With the help of Island Expert, Chris Krolow, these business partners journey up and down the Pacific coast of Panama in search of an island that fits their very specific needs.

Friday
Feb 17
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 16

Alaskan Island Home

Scott and Karen operate their own diving business in Anchorage, Alaska. Charmed by the unique city of Sitka, which is only accessible by plane or boat, they've made the decision to relocate their business and family to the small Alaskan village. They're looking for a unique island home, with the help of Island Expert, Chris Krolow, in the waters surrounding Sitka that can house both their extended family and all of their diving equipment.

Friday
Feb 17
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

On the Hunt for an Island Resort in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas

Yacht captains Peter and Kim love sailing the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas. They dream of finding an island to build their dream home and a small resort on. Private island specialist Chris Krolow will help them try to find the perfect slice of paradise in one of the most beautiful spots on Earth.

Friday
Feb 17
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 10

The Hunt for a New Home on North Carolina's Crystal Coast

Father and daughter, Bill and Emily, are looking to sell the family farm and move to North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Joined by island expert Chris Krolow, they will tour the quant, charming islands along the Intracoastal Waterway in the search for a new island home.

Friday
Feb 17
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

The Quest for a Dream Vacation in Tahiti

Now that he's completed his residency, Doctor John is looking to celebrate with his wife Kerry. The Southern California natives have their sights set on Tahiti, and with the help of Adam McKie of Private Islands Inc, they'll find the perfect vacation island in this French Polynesian paradise.

Friday
Feb 17
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 11

Taking Flight Over Queensland

John and Doris are a couple with a successful hotel in Queensland, Australia. Looking for a new challenge, they want to expand the business to a private island near the Great Barrier Reef. With the help of Island Expert, Chris Krolow, they are hoping to find an island that fits their $6 million budget, and includes an airstrip for easy access to the mainland.

Friday
Feb 17
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 1, Episode 21

Pushing for Privacy on Lake of the Woods

Winnipeg residents Michael and Tess have enjoyed vacationing in the rustic Lake of the Woods region for years. But now they're ready to take a permanent vacation and purchase their own private island that can act as a family retreat for their many kids and grandchildren. With the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow, Michael and Tess will traverse the giant Lake of the Woods and tour three options for their new home away from home.

Friday
Feb 17
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 2

Pre-Honeymooning in Colombia

Betsy visited Colombia over ten years ago and fell in love with the country. Now that she's engaged to her fiancée Andy, she's hoping to expose him to unique culture and natural beauty of the South American nation. The couple have set a budget for $9,000 for a week long vacation and have reached out to Chris Krolow and Private Islands Inc to find a unique island rental property to help turn their Colombian dreams into reality.

Friday
Feb 17
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Hunt for a Luxury Island in Georgia, Connecticut and New York

Emmy-nominated television legend John Amos has partnered with his friend Pauly to create a run the Halley's Comet Foundation, a children's charity camp that teaches at risk inner city youth how to sail. With the charity up and running, they're looking to purchase an island that can act as a campground for the program, while also acting as a destination for their investors to visit. With a budget of up to $20 Million, they've joined up with Island Expert Chris Krolow to find the perfect island on the east coast of the United States.

Friday
Feb 17
7pm | 6c

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