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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 6

Voyage to an Island Resort in Fiji

Business partners Dennis and Lane own a travel company and are looking to expand by buying their own island resort in Fiji. Though amenities for guests are important, they also want an island that can become a new home where they can relocate their families. With the aid of island expert Chris Krolow, they will explore three islands with the potential to make their dreams come true.

Friday
Nov 28
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jun 7
10:30pm | 9:30c
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 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
Jun 26
6pm | 5c
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 1

Young Married Couple searches for islands in Ontario Canada.

Calgary residents Dave and Stephanie have been visiting Ontario's Parry Sound for years. They would like to turn one of the many islands in the area into a summer residence that can enjoy in the future. They're meeting Chris Krolow, an island expert who owns his own island in the Sound, who can help them navigate the tricky waters of island ownership.

Friday
Jan 15
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 9
10pm | 9c
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 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 10

The Search for a Dream Pacific Island in Vanuatu

Tom and Gerry Lou are natives of Saskatchewan, but have decided to move to the Pacific to be closer to their children in Australia. They've set their sights on the Republic of Vanuatu, and have $3 million and the help of Island Expert, Chris Krolow to find the right island and build their dream home there. Join them as they search for an island that not only fits their criteria, but might inspire them to think bigger!

Friday
Jun 9
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 10

An Island Without Cause-way

Two cousins hunt for a Florida vacation home for their extended family, who are tired of renting. With a $4 million budget, they task Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc. with finding a unique, relaxing retreat on an island that's accessible by car.

Sunday
Jul 16
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Searching for a Resort Home Off the Coast of Belize

Toronto native Bill fell in love with local Yvette on a business trip to Belize. Now married with two daughters, the two are in search of a private island that can host the family and act as a tourist destination for Bill's boat charter business. Island expert Chris Krolow will show them three islands that showcase the beauty of the country's Caribbean waters.

Friday
Sep 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Sep 8
4pm | 3c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
2pm | 1c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

The Hunt for Islands 30 Miles East of Columbus Ohio

Local business owners Gary and Roxy have taken their family to Buckeye Lake for decades. Now they want to create a family compound on one of the islands in the manmade lake and have turned to Island Expert Chris Krolow, who will be challenged with finding properties that are actually up for sale.

Thursday
Oct 12
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 10

The Search for a Dream Pacific Island in Vanuatu

Tom and Gerry Lou are natives of Saskatchewan, but have decided to move to the Pacific to be closer to their children in Australia. They've set their sights on the Republic of Vanuatu, and have $3 million and the help of Island Expert, Chris Krolow to find the right island and build their dream home there. Join them as they search for an island that not only fits their criteria, but might inspire them to think bigger!

Thursday
Oct 12
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Oct 12
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 3

From the Desert to Belize

An Albuquerque, NM couple has grown tired of the arid desert and wants to buy their own island. They want to raise their young son in the Caribbean and have their sights set on the English-speaking nation of Belize where they've vacationed in the past. They hope to eventually build and run their own resort and Island Expert Chris Krolow from Private Island Inc. is there to help them. Will their budget of one million dollars be enough to afford them the perfect location?

Thursday
Oct 12
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Island Shopping in the Bahamas

Joel and Aimee sold their industrial supply business in Wisconsin to relocate their family to a considerably warmer climate. They've decided to trade in their vacation home in the Bahamas for their own private island, teaming up with Island Expert Chris Krolow from Private Island Inc. to explore the Commonwealth and find the perfect secluded paradise.

Thursday
Oct 12
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 5

A Belated Honeymoon in Tahiti

Physician Mark and his wife, Marianela, have been married for nearly 30 years, but between starting a family and Mark's education they forgot to take a honeymoon. Now that the kids are out of the house, they want to rent a whole island for a long vacation in Tahiti. With the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow from Private Island, Inc. and a budget of $10,000, Mark and Marianela are ready to begin the hunt.

Thursday
Oct 12
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

Georgian Bay Home Base

An adventurous husband and wife decide to buy an island in Georgian Bay, Canada, for their new summer base of operations. They've asked island expert Chris Krolow to help them find an island that fits their $2 million budget, features a move-in ready four-bedroom home, and offers power from the mainland.

Thursday
Oct 12
7pm | 6c

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