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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 13

Hunting for an Island to Retire on in Panama

Retiring couple Rick and Sherry are ready to put the daily grind behind and start life's third act. Looking to stretch their limited pensions, they've set their sights on the Central American nation of Panama, where their dream of living on their own island can be affordable. Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands, Inc. will guide the couple in their search.

Wednesday
Dec 24
9am | 8c
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
Dec 25
4pm | 3c
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.

Friday
May 29
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.

Monday
Jun 15
1am | 12c
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
Jun 26
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Jul 5
10pm | 9c
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
Jul 13
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
Jul 20
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.

Monday
Oct 5
1am | 12c
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
Nov 27
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Monday
Dec 14
1am | 12c
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
Jan 15
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Jan 15
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
1pm | 12c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 8

Looking a Tropical Island Paradise in the Republic of Fiji

Husband and wife James and Erin have almost twenty years experience running some of the top vacation destinations in the island nation of Fiji. Now it's time for the couple to set out to find their own resort to own, operate and relocate to permanently. Island expert Chris Krolow will help navigate them through the difficulties of island ownership to find their perfect haven.

Thursday
Jun 2
2:30pm | 1:30c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
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
Jun 2
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 22

A Return to Island Living in Sans Souci

Randy and Susan have owned an island in Toronto's Sans Souci region for years, but with it's limited room to expand and its hilly terrain, the couple is looking for something that can accommodate their vision for a perfect summer home. Enlisting the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow, the search is on for a new retreat.

Thursday
Jun 2
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
Jun 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.

Thursday
Jun 2
5pm | 4c
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
Jun 2
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
7pm | 6c

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