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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 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.

Sunday
May 31
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 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.

Sunday
Aug 9
10pm | 9c
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 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
Sep 2
4:30pm | 3:30c
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 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 3, Episode 13

On the Hunt in Ontario

For years Ray and Julie have vacationed on Georgian Bay in Ontario, but now they're ready to stop the summer rentals and purchase their own family compound on one of the area's many private islands. They've asked Island Expert, Chris Krolow, to help them find an island that fits their $800,000 budget and their large family.

Friday
Jun 9
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Jun 9
1pm | 12c
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
Jun 9
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Jun 9
2pm | 1c
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
Jun 9
2:30pm | 1:30c
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
Jun 9
3pm | 2c
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
Jun 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
Jun 9
4pm | 3c
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
Jun 9
4:30pm | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Jun 9
5pm | 4c
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
Jun 9
5:30pm | 4:30c
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

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