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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 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 fiance, 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 and 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 4, Episode 8

Turning a Profit in the Bahamas

Bahamas native Aaron and wife Ashley have a dream to own and operate a resort hotel near Hope Town in the Abaco region of the Bahamas. They reach out to Island Expert Chris Krolow of Private Islands Inc. to help find a property in the Abacos that will help their business grow.

Friday
Jun 29
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 13

Georgian Bay Home Base

An adventurous husband and wife decide to buy an island in Georgian Bay, Canada, for their new summer base of operations. They've asked island expert Chris Krolow to help them find an island that fits their $2 million budget, features a move-in ready four-bedroom home, and offers power from the mainland.

Friday
Jun 29
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

From the Desert to Belize

An Albuquerque, New Mexico, couple has grown tired of the arid desert and wants to buy their own island. They want to raise their young son in the Caribbean and have their sights set on the English-speaking nation of Belize where they've vacationed in the past. They hope to eventually build and run their own resort and Island Expert Chris Krolow from Private Island Inc. is there to help them. Will their budget of $1 million be enough to afford them the perfect location?

Friday
Jun 29
2pm | 1c
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 29
2:30pm | 1:30c
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 budget.

Friday
Jun 29
3pm | 2c
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.

Friday
Jun 29
3:30pm | 2:30c
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.

Friday
Jul 27
2pm | 1c
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
Jul 27
2:30pm | 1:30c
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
Jul 27
3pm | 2c
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.

Friday
Jul 27
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

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