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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.

Friday
Jun 26
5pm | 4c
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 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.

Monday
Aug 1
1am | 12c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
10:30pm | 9:30c
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
Sep 2
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 8

The Quest for a Dream Vacation in Tahiti

Now that he's completed his residency, Dr. 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
Sep 2
6pm | 5c
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 11
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. They've tasked Chris Krolow with finding them an island paradise.

Monday
Sep 26
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.

Friday
Jul 28
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 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?

Friday
Jul 27
1pm | 12c
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
Jul 27
1:30pm | 12:30c
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

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