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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 3, Episode 14

Canadian Island Envy

After helping his best friend pick an island, Jaffe has been bitten by the island bug and is now looking to purchase his own property on Canada's Lake Nippissing. Jaffe travels to Ontario with his son Alex to track down the perfect all-weather island with the help of Island Expert, Chris Krolow.

Friday
Aug 31
3:30pm | 2:30c
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!

Sunday
Sep 23
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 15

A Belizean Blank Slate

A Texas couple with Hawaiian roots has their hearts set on finding a new home in Central America. With a budget of $1.5 million and the assistance of Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc., the couple traverses the gorgeous blue waters of the Caribbean to find the perfect private island off Belize. Will they find the tropical dream home they're searching for?

Sunday
Sep 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 23
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 12

Big Time in Fiji

A Fijian native with dreams of owning and maintaining his own island joins forces with a friend with hospitality experience to make his fantasy a reality. Together, they look for a private island where they can open their own resort and cater to the country's booming tourism industry. With their purchase and construction budget set, they get the assistance of island expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands, Inc. to find the perfect spot.

Sunday
Sep 23
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Catering to Tourists on Lake Nicaragua

After falling in love with the beauty of Lake Nicaragua almost a decade ago, UK native Gemma decided to start her own touring company in the region with her business partner Scott. Now the two are ready to combine their interests and create their own resort on one of the many islands on Lake Nicaragua with help from Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc.

Sunday
Sep 23
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Sep 23
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Purchasing a Summer Island in Ontario Canada

Will and Sydney have enjoyed spending summers in Georgian Bay with their two children. Now they're ready to take the plunge and purchase their own island in the Sans Souci region of the bay. With a budget of $1.5 million and the help of Island Expert Chris Krolow, Will and Sydney have set sail in search for their dream vacation island.

Friday
Oct 12
1pm | 12c
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.

Friday
Oct 12
1:30pm | 12:30c
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 and 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
Oct 12
2pm | 1c
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
Oct 12
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 4, Episode 14

Hunting for Georgian Bay Views

After spending childhood summers in Georgian Bay, Canada, a husband wants to share his love of the great outdoors with his wife and their two daughters. With the help of island expert Chris Krolow and a budget of $2 million, they're on the hunt for a new vacation island that offers spectacular views of the bay.

Friday
Oct 12
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 9

Dropping Anchor in Bocas del Toro

Francine has spent the last six years living on her sailboat and exploring the Caribbean. After the adventure of a lifetime, she's ready to drop anchor and find a more permanent home. With the help of island expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc, and armed with a budget of $700,000, Francine is touring the islands in Panama's Bocas del Toro region looking for a home and a place for her new business venture: a boutique eco-resort.

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

Saturday
Dec 29
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 7

Catering to Tourists on Lake Nicaragua

After falling in love with the beauty of Lake Nicaragua almost a decade ago, UK native Gemma decided to start her own touring company in the region with her business partner Scott. Now the two are ready to combine their interests and create their own resort on one of the many islands on Lake Nicaragua with help from Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc.

Saturday
Dec 29
7:30am | 6:30c
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, Ohio, for decades. Now they want to create a family compound on one of the islands in the man-made lake and have turned to Island Expert Chris Krolow, who will be challenged with finding properties that are actually up for sale.

Saturday
Dec 29
8am | 7c
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
Dec 29
8:30am | 7:30c

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