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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.

Monday
Jun 29
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Sunday
Jul 5
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Searching for a Summer Cottage on Georgian Bay

City dwellers Patrick and Kathy want to leave modern living behind in Toronto, Canada and find a summer retreat two hours north on the expansive Georgian Bay. Private Island expert Chris Krolow will direct them as they tour three islands complete with rustic charm in the hopes of finding one that can become their dream island getaway.

Sunday
Jul 26
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.

Monday
Aug 10
1am | 12c
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
Aug 24
1am | 12c
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
Jul 8
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Aug 22
1am | 12c
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 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
Sep 2
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 9

The Hunt for a Caribbean Paradise

Jill and Shawn meet on a Caribbean cruise over twenty years. Now married with children, these Ohio natives want to share their love for Belize with friends and family and have decided to purchase their own private island on which they can build an elaborate vacation home. With a budget of up to $1 Million for purchase and construction, they've asked Island Expert Chris Krolow to join them as they look for an island that's close enough to the mainland to be accessible but also far enough out so Shawn can easily pursue his favorite hobby: Deep Water Fishing.

Sunday
Oct 16
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
Jul 28
1pm | 12c
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
Jul 28
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Jul 28
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 15

A Voyage through the Wild West of the Philippines

Best friends and business partners Matt and Matthew moved from London to Manila to pursue their dream of owning and operating their own island resort. They've set their sights on the remote islands in The Philippine province of Palawan and have requested the services of Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc to assist in their search.

Friday
Jul 28
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

The Hunt for a Vacation Home North of Toronto

Early retiree Luciano has been supporting his wife Michele's career as both a recording artist and YouTube star. Now that their four adult children have moved out of the house, these empty nest-ers are looking for a special vacation home that they can use both as a family retreat and as a place where Michele can be inspired to write more music and create more videos. With a budget of $600,000, and the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc, this couple is setting their sights on one of the many islands just north of Toronto, Canada.

Friday
Jul 28
3pm | 2c
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
Jul 28
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

Buying an Island Off the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua

Ken, a retired pharmacist, holds several rental properties in South Florida, He's ready to sell everything he has and go all in on purchasing an island off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua where he can live and operate a resort. Ken has invited his property manager, Gwyn, to join him as Island Expert Chris Krolow shows off islands that can fit within his $1 Million dollar budget.

Friday
Jul 28
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 16

Searching for Seclusion in South Florida

Former Top Gun Rob and his wife Takhmina got married eight months ago, but work commitments have forced them to delay their honeymoon. With a quiet week ahead of them, they're finally ready to go on vacation and have enlisted the help of Private Islands Inc's Adam McKie to help guide them as the tour some of South Florida most unique islands.

Friday
Jul 28
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Jul 28
5pm | 4c
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
Jul 28
5:30pm | 4:30c
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
Jul 28
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 18

The Hunt for a Resort Island in the Maldives

Business partners Peter and Hassan are looking to start their next business venture and have their sights set on opening a resort in the Island Republic of the Maldives. Even though Hassan was born and raised in the country, the pair have enlisted the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow to help them navigate the choppy of purchasing their own island.

Friday
Jul 28
6:30pm | 5:30c
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
Jul 28
7pm | 6c

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