A family visiting Florida got up close and personal with a hammerhead shark just off Anna Maria Island over the weekend.
According to a report by WFLA News Channel 8, a 6-year-old boy named John and his family recently took a boating trip near the island.
During the trip, the outlet says, the group spotted the hammerhead swimming in clear water that was about 4 feet deep.
"It was the best day ever for my 6-year-old," said John's mother, Christy McKeown.
The boy and his family were able to get a decent view of the shark from the ship. They guessed it to be between 13 and 20 feet long, from the bow of the ship.