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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 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
May 29
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Sunday
Jun 14
10pm | 9c
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 2, Episode 3

The Hunt for a Pacific Coast Island in Two States

Dan and his long time companion Pam have spent years helping others buy and develop homes. Now they're ready to retire and create their own unique property on an island along America's Pacific Coast. They've sought out the services of Island Expert Chris Krolow, who has lined up three Island Tours in two different state: Calfornia and Washington.

Monday
Jul 27
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
Oct 26
1am | 12c
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 4, Episode 6

A French Connection in Tahiti

Georges and Mike travel a lot for work and only get to settle in at home for a few months out of the year, so they're looking to move out of the cold climate of Canada. The couple has their sights set on Tahiti, and they've reached out to Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Island Inc. to turn their $10 million budget into a dream retreat.

Monday
Jul 24
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Parry Sound For the Summer

High school sweethearts want to take the guesswork out of choosing a summer trip destination. Having frequently taken their family up to Canada's Georgian Bay for years, the couple is hoping to buy their own private island near the township of Parry Sound. With a budget of up to one million dollars, they're hoping to find a move-in ready island with enough bedrooms for all of their grandchildren. They have Island Expert Chris Krolow from Private Island Inc. in their corner, but will the Canadian bay give them what they're looking for?

Monday
Aug 7
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Monday
Aug 28
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Fiji Weather (or Not)

A married couple from Dallas, Texas, is going on their first vacation in 10 years, but they can't decide which island in Fiji is their dream getaway. With a budget of $15,000 and help from Adam McKie of Private Islands Inc., the couple braves rainy weather to find the perfect vacation destination in the South Pacific paradise.

Saturday
Sep 2
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Wading through South Carolina's Coastal Marshes

Music producer Wayne has recently retired and is ready to spend his golden years on his own private island in the Charleston Bay… He's enlisted the help of his daughter Kelly and Island Expert Chris Krolow to help navigate South Carolina's coastal marshes and find the perfect island retreat.

Friday
Sep 8
2pm | 1c
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.

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

Friday
Feb 9
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 11

Searching for a Summer Vacation Island in the North Atlantic

Erika is a renowned interior decorator and wants to escape from LA to her own private island hideaway on the North Atlantic coastline. Accompanied by her best friend Jolene and island expert Chris Krolow, she will tour three islands in the waters off of Maine and New Brunswick in the search for a new summer escape.

Friday
Feb 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Feb 9
1pm | 12c
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
Feb 9
1:30pm | 12:30c
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 9
2pm | 1c
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
Feb 9
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Vacationing Off the Coast of Croatia

Kirk, an avionics engineer, and Kimmy, a fashion designer, got married a year ago. With their one-year anniversary on the horizon, they're looking to take a second honeymoon. Drawn to the historical landmarks and the beautiful Adriatic Sea, the couple has reached out to Chris Krolow and Private Islands Inc. to find a unique island rental off the coast of Croatia.

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

The Hunt for a Pacific Coast Island in Two States

Dan and his long time companion Pam have spent years helping others buy and develop homes. Now they're ready to retire and create their own unique property on an island along America's Pacific Coast. They've sought out the services of Island Expert Chris Krolow, who has lined up three Island Tours in two different state: Calfornia and Washington.

Friday
Feb 9
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

The Hunt For the Perfect Island Resort in Belize

David & Kathy have been married for nearly 20 years and have spent the last six of those managing several beach homes in Belize that they rent out to vacationers. But now, they're looking to upgrade their portfolio by selling everything and purchasing a private island off the Caribbean coast of Belize that they can operate as a resort hotel. With a $7 Million budget for the purchase and renovation, and the assistance of Island Expert Chris Krolow, this couple will set sail and shop for the perfect private island.

Friday
Feb 9
4:30pm | 3:30c
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 9
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 1

Georgian Bay Island Lifestyle

A former island owner misses her former island lifestyle and is looking to find her way back into it. With the help of a fellow island owner, she's hoping to find a cozy new harbor to drop anchor somewhere in Ontario's Georgian Bay. She's decided on a location and is getting a little help from Island Expert Chris Krolow from Private Island Inc. Will she be able to find the perfect island in this beautiful Canadian bay on her budget?

Friday
Feb 9
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

A French Connection in Tahiti

Georges and Mike travel a lot for work and only get to settle in at home for a few months out of the year, so they're looking to move out of the cold climate of Canada. The couple has their sights set on Tahiti, and they've reached out to Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Island Inc. to turn their $10 million budget into a dream retreat.

Friday
Feb 9
6pm | 5c

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